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Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

Herdsmen Attack, Cult Clash Claim 13 In Benue

It was a black Sunday in Benue State as no fewer than 13 persons were killed and many injured in separate crises that rocked two local government areas of the state. Our correspondent gathered that while herdsmen launched a fresh attack on the Kwande Local Government Area, a group of suspected cultists held sway in […]

Herdsmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack In Adamawa

Herdsmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack In Adamawa

Barely 48 hours after the twin bomb blasts that rocked a mosque in Mubi town, resulting in the deaths of over 60 people, 15 persons have been reportedly killed by armed herdsmen in four villages in Numan and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa State. Reports from the affected areas indicated that the herdsmen, in […]

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Thursday that the fresh rounds of killings in Benue State were being sponsored. It added that the military would, however, soon apprehend both the killer herdsmen and their sponsors. The Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John Agim, stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday, […]

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

Herdsmen Kill Two Priests, 14 Worshippers In Benue, Buhari Condemns Killings

In another gruesome incident, Fulani herdsmen Tuesday morning attacked a catholic church at Ukpor-Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two priests and 14 worshippers. The armed herdsmen attacked the St. Ignatius’ Quasi Parish in the community when an early morning mass was in progress. The Makurdi diocese of the Catholic […]

Herdsmen Kill Four Policemen, 32 Villagers

Herdsmen Kill Four Policemen, 32 Villagers

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State. The coordinated attacks reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Punch learnt that the attacks were carried out simultaneously in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of the state, […]

Five Killed As Herdsmen Waylay, Open Fire On Unsuspecting Victims In Benue

Five Killed As Herdsmen Waylay, Open Fire On Unsuspecting Victims In Benue

Five persons were at the weekend reportedly killed in two separate attacks on Tse-Semaka and Olegobiudu villages in Guma and Agatu local government areas of Benue state respectively by suspected herdsmen, including a herdsman at the Lower Benue area Makurdi town. Vanguard gathered from a source who craved anonymity in the Agatu that the victims were […]

HerdsMen Attack Community In Kogi State, Kill 25 Persons

HerdsMen Attack Community In Kogi State, Kill 25 Persons

The Audu/Faleke Political Organization has condemned the recent killings of the people of Ogane-Nigu and Aloko in Dekina and Bassa Local Government areas of the state. A statement signed by the leader of the group, Hon James Abiodun Faleke described the killings of over 25 people in those communities and destruction of houses as the […]

24 Massacred In Fresh Attack On Plateau Village

24 Massacred In Fresh Attack On Plateau Village

At least 24 persons have again been killed in a night attack on Dundu village of Kwal district of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. Confirming the attack, President of Irigwe Devt Association (IDA), Hon Sunday Abdu, said the suspected Fulani attackers swooped on the community last night and raided in for hours, leaving […]

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Herdsmen Kill 11, Torch 50 Houses In Plateau

Over 50 houses were burnt and eleven persons, including twins, were murdered in the early hours of Friday in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen on two villages in Plateau State. President Muhammadu Buhari had barely left Plateau State when the attacks were launched on Ganda village of Daffo District in Bokkos […]

Council Of State Approves $1bn For Agric, Livestock Support For Herdsmen

Council Of State Approves $1bn For Agric, Livestock Support For Herdsmen

The Council of State on Thursday endorsed $1 billion to boost agriculture and empower livestock farmers, including the Fulani herdsmen. The council also recommended inter-state security joint operations to deal with armed bandits, especially those operating from the forests. State Governors: Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Willy Obiano (Anambra), stated this while briefing […]

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