News - Herdsmen

Fulani Youths Protest Anti-Grazing Law In Benue, Taraba

3 days ago /
Nation 

A group of Fulani youths called Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) have kicked against the anti-open grazing law passed by Benue and Taraba State governments. The group also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governors of the two states,  Samuel Ortom and Darius Ishaku to order. The...

BREAKING: Over 20 Killed In Fresh Adamawa Fulani/Farmers Clash

3 days ago /
Nation 

About 20 people were feared killed and several others injured following a clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The attack was said to have occurred on Monday night as a result of the killing of a farmer by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulting in a...

Farmer /Herders Clash In Numan Several Lives Lost

3 days ago /
Nation 

Farmers and Fulani Herdsmen clashed in Numan on Monday night resulting in the death of several people. According to locals, Armed  Fulani Herdsmen attacked and killed a farmer and also injured one person in Shaforon village area of Numan in Adamawa state after the farmer confronted the herders who grazed on their...

Anti-Grazing Law: FG Holds Peace Meeting

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has moved to reduce the tension within the Benue valley, following tension arising from the ban on open grazing and encourage state governments to positively engage youths in peace building process. The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr Garba Abari, made the call at a one...

Five Herdsmen Arrested In Benue For Violating Open-Grazing Law

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Benue State government has promised to make example of five herdsmen arrested in connection with violating the open grazing prohibition law in the state. Governor Samuel Ortom said this at the presentation of 18 operational vehicles and 100 motorcycles to the Benue State livestock guards in Makurd the state's capital. He...

Gunmen Attack Koh Community In Adamawa

1 week ago /
Nation 

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked Koh community in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing one person. It was reported that the attackers invaded the village at about 11.30 pm on Sunday shooting sporadically into the air, and sending the people fleeing in different directions....

UN Wants Nigeria To Be Proactive In Peace Building

2 weeks ago /

The United Nations wants the Nigerian government to be more proactive and creative in its peace building efforts in parts of the country. Speaking at the unveiling of the 2016 strategic conflict assessment of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, the representative of the U.N scribe Mohammed Ibn chambers said the trend...

FG To Set Up Cattle Colonies

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's minister of Agriculture Audu Ugbeh says government grazing reserves to be called cattle colonies will be set up all over the country to end herdsmen- farmers conflict. The minister was speaking in Kano at the inauguration and training of seed inspectors holding at the government, house Kano. Speaking to the newly...

Benue Open Grazing Ban Having ‘Havoc Effect’ On Cross River – Ayade

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, says the enforcement of the Open Grazing Law in neighbouring Benue State is causing havoc in his state. The governor made the claims on Monday in Calabar, the state's capital after suspected herdsmen from Benue invaded a community in Cross River, killing one and injuring...

Cross River Herdsmen/Farmer Clash: Government Considers Open-Grazing Control Law

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Following the clashes between the Fulani Herdsmen and farmers, which led to killing of one person, the cross river state government is considering enacting an open grazing law that will regulate the activities of herdsmen. Rising from a security council meeting where the issues were discussed on Monday, Governor Ben Ayade...

Taraba State To Enact Anti-Grazing Law

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Taraba State Government is set to enact an anti-grazing law to check frequent farmers-herdsmen clashes and streamline grazing activities in the state. Taraba state Governor Darius Ishiaku made the disclosure after a closed door meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. He said the bill...

Police Arrest Two Herdsmen Over Alleged Kidnap, Murder

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Two herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers and cattle rustlers have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Monday said the suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnap and killing of another herdsman at Obada Oko area of the...

Kaduna Conflicts: El-Rufai Inaugurates Peace Commission

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Government has set up a peace commission saddled with the responsibility of addressing the various ethnic and religious conflicts in the state. The commission is headed by the General Secretary of Anglican Church Worldwide, Bishop Idowu Fearon. At the inauguration of the commission on Saturday, November 4, at the...

Nasarawa Cattle Breeders Beg FG To Intervene In Benue Open Grazing Ban

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Cattle Breeders in Nasarawa state are appealing to the Federal Government to urgently intervene and prevent a brewing crisis following the open grazing ban by the Benue State government. The Nasarawa state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) said the enforcement of the open grazing prohibition law...

Al-Makura Convenes Security Meeting Over Tension In Border Communities

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has convened an expanded security meeting over tension arising at the border communities between the state and Benue State. The tension is said to have emerged as a result of the Anti-Open Grazing Law signed by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State which took effect on...

Open Grazing Ban Causes Tension In Benue-Nasarawa Border Communities

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The ban on open grazing by the Benue State government has led to tension in some communities along the state’s border with Nasarawa State. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue had signed the Anti-Grazing Law in May this year but it only came into effect today, Wednesday, November 1. Hailed by residents of...

Benue Govt Officially Bans Open Grazing

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Government has officially effected its ban on open grazing throughout the state. It will be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom on May 22, signed the anti-open grazing and anti-kidnapping, abduction, cultism and terrorism bills into law. Ortom had said the anti-grazing law would put to an end to incessant...

Benue Considers Downward Review Of N7.8 Billion Monthly Wage Bill

1 month ago /
Nation 

To address the problem of unpaid salaries in the state, Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom says the state government is now left with no other option than to review downwards the wage bill, which according to him constitutes a huge burden on government.  In a chat with state house correspondents...

Buhari Condemns Killings In Plateau State

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as sad and regrettable, news of the recent killings of at least 20 people in plateau state, during what has been described as a reprisal attack by some herdsmen. The president has therefore instructed the military and the police not only to bring the violence to...

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Fair Election – Fayose

1 month ago /
Politics 

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the...


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