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Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

THREE persons were, yesterday, attacked by herdsmen at Ovwor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, while another lady was reportedly raped in what was described as reprisal attacks by the herdsmen. The attack is coming less than a month after a herdsman was killed while another was maimed during an alleged attack […]

The Senate at an extended plenary on Tuesday debated the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria. The lawmakers said their resolutions, which were later  conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari by the leadership of the National Assembly, were “wake-up call” to the President and the Federal Government who “must” take […]

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers – Herders’ Crisis

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers – Herders’ Crisis

The Federal Government has made a passionate appeal to the media and public commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the fallouts of the recent farmers/herders’ clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation. Also, the Presidency has alerted Nigerians about a fake Twitter handle purportedly […]

Thousands Pay Last Respect As Benue Buries 73 Victims Of New Year Day Attacks

Thousands Pay Last Respect As Benue Buries 73 Victims Of New Year Day Attacks

Omololu Ogunmade, Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja, George Okoh in Makurdi and David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka It was a moment of agonising grief and heart-rending emotions Thursday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, when the bodies of 73 persons killed by suspected herdsmen on new year day were laid to rest. Before the mass burial organised […]

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

Herdsmen Kill 20, Burn Houses In Fresh Benue Attacks

No fewer than 50 persons have been killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen after they invaded parts of the Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day. The attacks, which spilled over to Tuesday, came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open grazing […]

Herdsmen Sack 200 Families In Cross River

Herdsmen Sack 200 Families In Cross River

NO fewer than 200 families have fled their homes at Mbiabong Ito community, in Ito South clan, Odukpani Local Government Area, Cross River State, following the invasion of the community by herdsmen. Government Area, Cross River State, following the invasion of the community by herdsmen. Vanguard learned that the herdsmen, who drove a large herd of […]

Scores Killed In Renewed Southern Kaduna Violence

Scores Killed In Renewed Southern Kaduna Violence

Scores of persons were feared killed in a renewed round of violence between farmers and herders in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday and Monday. Although the state Police Command said it was not aware of the number of casualty, sources in the area put the number of dead at about […]

15 Policemen Escape Death As Herdsmen Attack Falae’s Farm

15 Policemen Escape Death As Herdsmen Attack Falae’s Farm

About 15 riot policemen drafted to the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, at the weekend escaped death by a whisker, when suspected herdsmen allegedly opened fire on them in the farm. News of the incident came just as the federal government announced Monday that it […]

Women Protest Activities of Herdsmen, Killing A Woman In Auchi

Women Protest Activities of Herdsmen, Killing A Woman In Auchi

Hundreds of women in Elele-Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, on Saturday staged a peaceful protest on Auchi-Okene-Highway, following the killing of a middle-aged woman by suspected herdsmen. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters want all herdsmen to vacate their territory without further delay. Women in their hundreds chanting songs, appealed […]

Herdsmen kill 4 In Benue, As police Say Its Reprisal Attack

Herdsmen kill 4 In Benue, As police Say Its Reprisal Attack

Suspected herdsmen stormed Gbemacha council ward in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State, killing an elderly man and three others in a midnight raid. Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the herdsmen had, in the last few weeks, moved into the community with cows, which destroyed several cassava farms. According to the witness, “the […]

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