BANDITRY: POLICE REVEAL HOW HERDSMEN USE CATTLE TO MOVE ARMS

Audu Adamu Madaki, the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State has revealed how herdsmen use their cattle to conceal and smuggle dangerous firearms into Nigeria. At a briefing on the security situation and the wave of kidnappings in the state on Wednesday in Yola, Madaki said three “repentant” kidnappers who turned in two AK47 rifles, informed him on how they used their cattle to carry arms from Cameroon into Nigeria. He said, “Yesterday, we harvested three repentant kidnappers who voluntarily walked into my office, confessed to have been kidnappers; but…

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SEE THE NEW DEMAND MADE BY A FULANI HERDSMEN GROUP ON FG, NOTHERN GOVERNORS

A Fulani group, Kulen Allah Cattle Reares Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has demanded the establishment of Ministry of Animal Resources by the Federal Government to address numerous challenges confronting the livestock sub-sector in Nigeria. It stated that this will be in recognition of the pivotal role that the sub-sector plays in sustaining the nation’s livestock industry and contributing to Nigeria’s socio-economic development. In a statement issued Tuesday in Damaturu, KACRAN’s National President Khalil Mohammed also urged the Federal Government to as a matter of utmost urgency, focus on issues of…

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SEE WHERE HERDSMEN WHO INVADED OGUN AND OYO FOREST RESERVES CAME FROM ACCORDING TO PUNCH

Residents of towns and villages along the Opara Forest Reserve in Oyo State and Imeko Forest Reserve in Ogun State are living in fear following the invasion of the two reserves by herdsmen. Some residents of Imeko, Iwoye and Jabata told SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday that the development had been a major source of concern them, alleging that the herdsmen allowed their animals to destroy people’s farms while grazing in the areas. One of the residents of Iwoye, Adeyemi Olaosebikan, told our correspondent on the telephone that inhabitants of Jabata…

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PANDEMONIUM IN JALINGO AS HERDSMEN SHOOT INDSIRIMINATELY

Many are feared killed in Jauro-Sabai, a suburb of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, as rampaging herdsmen are reported to have invaded the area shooting. Residents of Nukai, ATC, Kasuwan Bera, and Jauro-Sabai have reportedly fled the area, as rattling gunshots continue to rend the air. Barnabas Francis, a resident of Kasuwan Bera, said to SaharaReporters on the telephone: “Jalingo is on fire. Fulani herdsmen are on the rampage firing gunshots randomly here. We’re on the run. “Some of our relations who escaped from Jauro-Sabai reported that many houses in…

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AARE GANI ADAMS ISSUES FINAL WARNING TO KILLER HERDSMEN

The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal government to increase security in the South West. It also warned violent herdsmen to steer clear, warning that failure to live peacefully “may warrant maximum retaliation as the principle dictates that a bully only respects a bully”. In a communique after the council’s meeting, the body said Fulani herdsmen have been ravaging Yoruba land, kidnapping, killing, maiming, raping the people in recent years. It said the threat posed to our existence by the marauders…

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FULANI HERDSMEN CRISIS: OVER 200,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN, 1,000 TEACHERS DISPLACED IN BENUE

At least 200,000 students in post-primary institutions alongside 1,000 teachers are reported to have been displaced as a result of herdsmen attacks in Benue State. The herdsmen also destroyed 20 out of 64 government-owned post-primary schools across the three senatorial districts of the state. The Executive Secretary of the state Teaching Service Board (TSB), Dr. Wilfred Uji, who disclosed this to journalists in an interview in his office in Makurdi, said the state required about N1 billion from the Federal Government as intervention to fix facilities destroyed by the insurgents…

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HERDSMEN KILL CIVIL SERVANT ROB COMMUTERS IN OSUN

One beheads teenager for rejecting marriage proposal in Ekiti Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Suspected herdsmen saturday morning robbed commuters along Ile- Ife -Ibadan express way, and killed a civil servant, Mr. Adenipekun Ademiju. This is coming as the Ekiti State Police Command yesterday confirmed the death of a Fulani teenager, who was allegedly beheaded by a herdsman for refusing his marriage proposal. THISDAY reliably gathered that Ademiju, popularly called Okere, a staff of Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state, boarded a private…

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FULANI HERDSMEN GIVES CONDITIONS FOR PEACE IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN), a Fulani group, has raised 11 points as conditions for the restoration of peace and stability in northern Nigeria and called for the implementation of these points for a prosperous country. A statement issued Wednesday in Damaturu by the National President of the association, Khalil Mohammed Bello, said the continued escalation of violence in the north was as a result of the failure of state governors to develop and harness the abundant natural and human resources endowments of their respective states. The…

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