FULANI HERDSMEN INVADE ONDO TRADITIONAL RULER’S PALACE, THREATEN TO KILL THE OBA FOR SQUEAKING ON THEM

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack palace in Ondo Correspondents / 3 hours ago Suspected Fulani herdsmen, numbering at least nine, have attacked the palace of Onigedegede of Gedegede in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, threatening to kill the monarch, Oba Walidu Sanni. The monarch said the suspected herdsmen stormed his palace, harrassed and threatened him because he has reported the continued destruction of his subjects’ farm produce and farmlands to the police. Consequently, Oba Sanni raised alarm over threat the Fulani herdsmen pose to his life, his immediate family members…

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KATSINA PASSES LAW PRESCRIBING DEATH PENALTY FOR KIDNAPPING, CATTLE RUSTLING

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Governor Aminu Masari on Friday signed into law, the amended penal code of criminal justice system in Katsina State. The amended penal code of criminal justice now makes kidnapping and cattle rustling, capital offences while rape now attracts life imprisonment in the state. Speaking during the brief ceremony to assent to the laws, Governor Masari explained that the state is currently faced with security challenges, hence the need to revisit the penal and procedural laws to deal with suspects. The Governor revealed that the two laws that…

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GROUP BLAMES YAHAYA BELLO FOR KOGI KILLING OF FULANI HERDSMEN, REVEALS WHY THE CRISIS MAY CONTINUE

  Blame Yahaya Bello for Kogi violence, says Oodua group URGENT PRESS STATEMENT The Governor of Kogi State, Mallam Yahaya Bello should be held responsible for the escalation of crisis in Kogi State. A statement by Apapa Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) on Wednesday warned that the Governor’s partisan position on the killings in Ogga, a native community in Kogi will worsen the lingering feud. The statement signed by AOKOYA Secretary for Strategy, Col Abimbola Sowunmi (retd) and Deputy Secretary for Publicity, Ismail Abiodun said that on Wednedday morning, the Kogi Governor…

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FULANI RADIO CONFIRMS OBASANJO’S CLAIM OF FULANISATIONNOF NIGERIA- CAN

Fulani Radio Station: The Federal Government of Nigeria’s acquisition of a license to operate a strictly Fulani Radio Station has been condemned by The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN). According to a statement by the special assistant to CAN President Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, the plan was a validation of comments attributed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo about the planned Fulanisation of the country by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, SaharaReporters reports. He said: “It was reported in the newspapers that the government planned to give the Miyetti Allah…

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SOUTHERN AND MIDDLE BELT LEADERS REJECT FULANI HERDSMEN RADIO FUNDED BY FG

Some Nigerians under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum have rejected the announcement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that the Federal Government is setting up a strictly Fulani AM radio station which will broadcast in Fulfulde. The Group in statement on Wednesday signed by Yinka Odumakin (South-West), Senator Bassey Henahaw (South-South), Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle-Belt) and Professor Chigozie Ogbu (South-East) said it recieved the news with rude shock at a time when Nigeria was suffering from the militia activities of Fulani herdsmen. The Minister of Education,…

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YAHAYA BELLO THREATENS TO DETHRONE TRADITIONAL RULERS, REMOVE LG CHAIRMEN OVER 15 MURDERED HERDSMEN

APC stakeholders’ forum rejects Bello’s request for meeting Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has directed four local government administrators in the state and  traditional rulers to produce killers of 15 Fulani herdsmen within seven days. This is coming as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders Forum has rejected moves by the governor to meet with the forum, saying his request was belated. Bello issued the ultimatum to the local government chiefs during a stakeholders meeting on security held in Lokoja yesterday. He said failure to…

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20 KILLED AS FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK ENUGU COMMUNITY

About 20 persons in Ukpabi Nimbo, an agrarian community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, were feared dead during an attack by Fulani herdsmen on Monday. It was learnt that scores of armed cattle herdsmen, reportedly numbering more then a hundred, swooped on the sleepy community in the early hours of Monday. Sources in the community disclosed that continuous gunshots were heard as the rampaging herdsmen moved to sack villagers from their homes. Apart from guns, bows and arrows and machetes, or swords, were also wielded by the…

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FULANI HERDSMEN ABDUCT 7 KILL 1 IN EDO

Mohammed Danmallam, Commissioner of Police in Enugu State. Jethro Ibileke/Benin Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly shot and killed a passenger at Okada junction, Benin/Lagos highway, during the weekend Seven other passengers were also said to have been abducted by the hoodlums who allegedly hijacked the bus in which they were travelling. Meanwhile, police in Benin, however confirmed that the driver of one of the victims disclosed that the bus which belongs to one of the popular transport companies based in Benin, have been rescued by its operatives. The…

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HERDSMEN OCCUPY ODUA TOMATO COMPANY, PLOTTING AATCAK, OGUN TRADITIONAL RULER RAISES ALARM

FEMI MAKINDE and TUNJI BOSUN The Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Oyeditan Olanite, has raised the alarm over a plot by Fulani herdsmen to attack his domain. The monarch said this on Friday in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH. Oba Olanite said many Fulani herdsmen had already arrived in the town, adding that they took over about 4,000 hectares of land belonging to the O’odua Investment Company and chased away indigenes of the town close to the land. The monarch said the people of the town were afraid because they did not know…

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