News - Benue State

NBA Wades Into Benue Herders/Farmers Clashes

6 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

A delegation of the Nigeria Bar Association led by its president, Abubakar Mahmoud has met  with representatives of religious bodies, local government chairmen, civil society organizations and other interest groups in Makurdi to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen/farmers clashes rocking the state and other parts of the country. Some of...

Stop Linking Herdsmen With Benue Killings, JNI Tells CAN, Others

7 hours ago /
Nation 

The Umbrella body of Muslims in Nigeria, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) says it is absurd and wicked for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to blame Fulani herdsmen for the recent murder of over 70 persons in Benue State and other parts of the country. Addressing a news conference in Kaduna,...

Sultan Says Miyetti Allah Has Right To Exist

7 hours ago /
Nation 

The Islamic supreme leader and sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar, the second, says the call from some quarters to label Miyetti Allah a terrorist group is unfair The sultan made the comment in Abuja at the just concluded interreligious dialogue summit which among other things discussed ways of finding a  permanent solution to...

Benue Residents Take Protest To National Assembly

2 days ago /
Nation 

Some indigenes of Benue State have taken their search for justice for victims of herdsmen killings to the National Assembly. They took their protest to the legislature, occupying the entrance of the National Assembly, on Thursday, 48 hours after both chambers of the lawmakers debated the issue. The protesters demanded that both...

Southern And Middle Belt Forum Calls For Replication Of Open Grazing Prohibition Law

4 days ago /
Nation 

The southern and middle belt forum Wednesday condemned in strong terms the brutal killing of dozens in Benue state. They called for the replication of the open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment law to completely eradicate the grave danger associated with open grazing. The forum made the call at the new banquet...

Inter-Denominational Prayers Held For Victims Of Benue Killings

4 days ago /
Nation 

A candle light procession and inter-denominational prayers have been held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital for victims of Benue killings The solemn moment was an occasion to call on government to provide solution to the causes of the cycle of unending killings and violence January one, 2018, a day indigenous and residents...

National Assembly Gives IGP Idris Two Weeks To Arrest Herdsmen Killers

5 days ago /
Security 

The national assembly has asked the Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris to arrest the perpetrators of Benue killings and their sponsors. The lawmakers are also want an explanation from the country’s security chief on the crisis. Nigerian lawmakers returned to plenary on Tuesday after a long new year break, worried about...

Bukola Saraki Leads Delegation On A Visit To President Buhari

5 days ago /
Nation 

President of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki on Tuesday night led a delegation from the red chambers of the National Assembly on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.  Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Senate President said they were at the villa to...

Ortom Warns Against False Alarm, Inflammatory Statements In Makurdi

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned those raising false alarm and making inflammatory statements regarding the security situation in Makurdi, the state capital to desist from such acts or face arrest. Governor Ortom stated that such alarms create panic and give hoodlums the opportunity to harass, rob and even...

Buhari Meets Benue Leaders Over Killings

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his resolve to honour his oath of office to protect the lives and property of all citizens, promising to arrest and prosecute those responsible for senseless killings across the country.  The president gave the assurance on Monday when he met with a high-powered delegation...

Almakura Visits Benue IDPs In Border Communities

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Almakura has embarked on an assessment visit of border communities between Nasarawa and benue states to appraise the situation of internally displaced persons that fled the attacks in Benue state. Governor Almakura said the state government will provide additional relief materials to the displaced persons. The governor Visited...

Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities in the state. The President, who asked the people to accommodate their countrymen, also assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in Benue would be made to face the wrath of...

Osinbajo Denies Ignoring Security Reports On Benue Attacks

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied media reports credited to Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom that he ignored security reports of the attack by herdsmen in logo and Guma Local governments on January 1. A statement by the media office of the vice president said professor Osinbajo does not believe that Governor...

Celebrities Preach Peace Over Benue Killings

6 days ago /
Nation 

As Benue state continues to mourn the loss of 73 victims that were lost to the recent killings by Fulani herdsmen on the 1st  and 2ndof January 2018, many celebrities have come out to commiserate with the families of those affected Nollywood actors like Chiege Alisigwe, Steve Eboh, Mr. Ibu, Comedian Klint...

IGP Convenes Benue/Nasarawa Peace Talk Over Killings

6 days ago /
Security 

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wants the public to desist from making inflammatory comments on the recent crisis in Benue state so that the issue can be quickly addressed.         Idris made the appeal during a peace talk organized by the police in Abuja. The past few weeks have no doubt...

Police Arrest 59 Suspects Of Benue Ethnic Clash

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Police Command have arrested  youths from the Hausa and Tiv ethnic groups in Makurdi, in connection with the renewed clashes on Sunday night in the Wadata and Ankpa ward axis of the state. The Police in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Moses...

Foundation For Truth And Justice Calls For Probe Of Benue Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government will need to do a through investigation of the activities of the civilian joint task force operating in Benue state to determine the level of its involvement in the renewed killings in the state. The foundation for truth and justice which made the plea during a news conference...

IGP Tours Benue, Nasarawa States Assures Of Adequate Protection

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Police Force says it remains committed to providing adequate protection for the people of Benue and Nasarawa  states in north central Nigeria. Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, gave the assurance during a tour of some of the troubled communities and villages in the two north central states. The Nigerian top...

Cardinal Onaiyekan, Mark Seek Unity Against Violence

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former president of the Senate, David Mark and the catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan have called on Nigerians to unite against violence and senseless killings in the country especially the menace of rampaging herdsmen in Benue state, north central Nigeria. Mark and cardinal Onaiyekan spoke at the dedication of...

Herdsmen Attacks Call To Renegotiate Nigeria’s Union – Tunde Bakare

1 week ago /
Nation 

The convener of Save Nigeria Group,  Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked the Federal Government to take the security of the lives and property of Nigerians very seriously. He said this on Sunday during a State of the Nation address at the Latter Rain Assembly in Lagos where he is the presiding...


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