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Plateau killings: IG deploys Special Intervention Force

Plateau killings: IG deploys Special Intervention Force

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Special Intervention Force to Plateau to restore peace in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas and other flash points in the state. Many people were killed by gunmen on June 24 in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Jos South local government areas of plateau. A statement by […]

Qaddafi Regime’s Legacy Fuels Bloody Conflicts in West Africa

Qaddafi Regime’s Legacy Fuels Bloody Conflicts in West Africa

Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that cocktail of guns and gunmen for the intensifying clashes between crop farmers and herders as well as robberies and kidnapping […]

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

Pope Francis Worried Over Herdsmen’s Killings In Nigeria

The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that Pope Francis is deeply concerned about herdsmen killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. Onaiyekan, who spoke with Daily Sun from the Vatican, said though the Pope would not speak in the news media as they (Bishops) do, the Pope […]

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 […]

Scores Killed As Gunmen Hit Zamfara

Scores Killed As Gunmen Hit Zamfara

Suspected bandits on Wednesday attacked two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing some people. The Cable  reported that the suspects attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru. A witness, Sadi Musa, said scores of […]

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

Zamfara Govt. Disburses Over N200m To Deceased Families

The Zamfara state government has disbursed over N200 million to families of victims of the recent gunmen attacks in some communities of the state. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, disclosed this on Thursday in Zurmi, while presenting state government’s assistance to the families of the deceased and victims of […]

Killings Forced 10,000 Pupils Out Of School – Benue SUBEB

Killings Forced 10,000 Pupils Out Of School – Benue SUBEB

The chairman of the board, Rev. Philip Tachin, on Sunday in Makurdi said many schools were affected as many families fled their homes alongside the children to different camps following the invasion of Guma and Logo LGAs of the state by gunmen. Tachin lamented that the situation had posed a setback for the board which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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