News - Herdsmen

We’ve Restored Peace In Southern Kaduna, Says El-Rufai

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says peace has been restored to the troubled communities in the southern part of the state. Governor El-Rufai also expressed satisfaction with the atmosphere in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area where cattle rustlers and armed herdsmen were said to have terrorised residents. He said this on Monday...

Terrorism War: Buhari Directs Service Chiefs To Beef Up Security

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari,  has directed all the Service Chiefs to enhance their security operations in tackling insecurity across the country. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin who briefed journalists after the meeting, stated that security matters and threats were discussed, including the IPOB issues. He added that the...

Police Arrest Suspected Cattle Rustlers In Ogun

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four cattle rustlers at Ofada area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr  Abimbola Oyeyemi, the four men had earlier in the week robbed the duo of Muhammed Ruga and Babuga of two cows...

Okowa Meets Kinsmen, Residents To Tackle Herdsmen Crisis

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has assured residents that his administration is committed to curbing the continuous havoc caused by the Fulani herdsmen across communities in the state. He confirmed that those involved in kidnapping, rape, robbery and other vices have been arrested and will soon be tried in appropriate...

Ortom Asks Herdsmen To Ignore Quit Notice Threats

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom, has challenged herdsmen in the state not to obey the quit notice issued by a coalition of middle belt youths asking them to vacate the middle belt region before October 1, 2017. The youths operating under the aegis of the Middle Belt Renaissance...

Herdsmen Crisis Rock Edo Community

1 month ago /
Nation 

Apana community in Etsako West, Edo State has called on the federal and state governments to stop the activities of rampaging herdsmen within their community. Ezuduemoih Richard, representative of the community in Abuja says Fulani herdsmen have taken full occupancy of their community in Etsako west with the connivance of some...

President Buhari Addresses The Nation (Full Speech)

1 month ago /
Nation 

After more than three months in London on a medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday and this morning he addressed the nation. In his speech, the President spoke about Nigeria’s unity, agitations, and the war on Boko Haram, among other things. Read his full speech below: My dear...

Taraba Governor: Open Grazing Prohibition Is Geared Towards Peaceful Co-Existence

1 month ago /
Nation 

Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku says the open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment law in the state is geared towards peaceful co-existence. The governor said it is regrettable that those opposed to the law are yet to come up with alternatives that will provide a permanent solution to the crisis between...

Fayose Calls For Thorough Investigation Of Church Attack

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has called on the police and other security agencies to thoroughly investigate Sunday’s attack on St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra State. Governor Fayose made the call in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Monday. According to the statement,...

Police Unveils Mechanism To End Herdersmen / Farmers Clashes

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigeria police has unveiled an elaborate mechanism for putting cattle rustlers out of business. The system which involves creation of data of every herdsman including tracking devices of their cows is also intended to end the increasing incidents of herdsman/farmers clashes. After seven months, the committee has unveiled the mechanism that...

37 Killed In Kaduna As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

2 months ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place. The fresh round of violence is said to have...

V.C Accuses FG For Letting In Herdsmen

2 months ago /
Nation 

Students of the university of Abuja will have to continue to share their walkways and relaxation spots on campus with herdsmen The vice-chancellor of the institution, professor Michael Adiku says the federal government has given approval for herdsmen to graze on the campus Professor Adiku told newsmen that the government’s decision has...

Convene Sovereign National Conference Now – MASSOB Tells FG

2 months ago /
Nation 

Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike faction, has called on the federal government to urgently convene a sovereign national conference to allow ethnic nationalities in the country to determine their future. The pro-Biafra group insisted that only a sovereign national conference can solve the increasing...

Al-Makura Warns Herdsmen, Farmers Against Avoidable Clash

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has cautioned farmers and herdsmen to stick to their respective portions in order to ensure lasting peace in agrarian communities. The Governor gave the warning at the launch of the sale of fertiliser for the 2017 cropping season in Agyaragu village in Jenkwe Development Area...

Nigeria Must Be Restructured Before It’s Too Late – Afenifere

2 months ago /
Nation 

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has restated its call on the need for the Federal Government to restructure the country saying Nigeria has entered a terminal crisis. It said there was the urgent need for the Federal Government, led by the All Progressives Congress, to restructure the country now that it...

Herdsmen Attacks: ECOWAS Designated Trainers To Formulate Strategy For Peace

2 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the ECOWAS Designated Training Centres of Excellence (TCEs) said they are planning to come up with resolutions on how governments of the region can tackle the rising cases of clashes between farmers and herdsmen. The Commissioner of ECOWAS in charge of Political Affairs, Peace and Security; Halima Ahmed announced...

Northern CAN Asks States to Establish Ranches, Restructure Nigeria’s Political System

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) in the 19 northern states and Federal Capital Territory have called on the states that have suffered the ravages of herdsmen attacks to legalize ranching and establish enforcement mechanisms to deal with defaulters. This is part of resolutions reached at an emergency meeting of the group...

Nigerians Eager To Know Buhari’s Health Condition – Ex-Minister

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Education under president Umaru Yar’Adua, Professor Jerry Agada, has slammed President Mohammadu Buhari and his media aides for shielding the health status of the president from the masses. Prof Agada, one time national president of Association of Nigeria Authors ANA berated the president and his media...

BENUE: The Herdsmen's Curse

3 months ago /
Security 

As the debate over the number of people killed and local government areas occupied by invading violent herdsmen continues, farming communities keep losing farmlands, produce and their loved ones.  AIT visited Tombo-Mbalagh, a farming community on the flood plains of River Katsina-Ala, where women and children who escaped the recent...

Osinbajo Meets Governors, Calls For National Unity

3 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has advised state governors to resist the temptation of playing politics with matters of security as the Federal Government pledges greater commitment to work with states to ensure peace and stability. Speaking to governors at the fifth consultative meeting on the expressions of discontent by northern...


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