IMO POLICE CONFIRM SEIZURE OF SACK OF BULLETS FROM HERDSMEN

Yuguda meets Buhari, says some pastoralists are criminals  The Imo State Police Command yesterday confirmed that a suspected herdsman was arrested with a sack of bullets at Obudi Agwa Community in Ohaji/Egbema Council of the state. Its Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Godson Ikeokwu, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been detained as investigation continues. “It is true. I can confirm that the suspect has been arrested and detained, while investigation is ongoing,” he said. Traditional ruler of the community where the suspect…

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NORTHERN ELDERS ASK FULANI HERDSMEN TO LEAVE SOUTHERN NIGERIA

By Saawua Terzungwe The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has asked all Fulani herdsmen residing in the southern part of the country to vacate immediately if their security was no longer guaranteed. Addressing a joint press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the chairman of NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said the Forum would continue to take up issues relating to the security and safety of Northerners in the South. He said stakeholders and other well-meaning Nigerians must do everything possible to stop the escalation of sensitive matters that would lead to the…

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HERDSMEN KILL 3 IN FRESH ATTACKS IN PLATEAU

Three people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during fresh attacks on Sunday night and yesterday morning on Tafigana and Ancha villages in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. The President of Irigwe Youth Movement, Bassa Local Government, Mr. Chinge Dodo Ayuba, who confirmed the killing in Jos, described as sad the incessant attacks on innocent villagers. He said: “Yesterday, July 14, 2019, Fulani herdsmen attacked Tafigana village in Miango District of Irigwe Chiefdom in the evening and killed Mr Sunday Wolo and his son, Ngwe Sunday. The assault…

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POLICE ARRESTS HERDSMEN FOR KILLING FARMER IN OGUN, SEE PIX

The suspects The Ogun State police command yesterday said it has apprehended three herdsmen for allegedly killing a 40-year-old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo in Adao village, Alabata area of Odeda local government area of the state.A statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta gave the names of the suspects as Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail, and Saliu Adamu. The arrest of the suspects, Oyeyemi said followed a distress call by the villagers to the police. According to him, the villagers reported that some herdsmen while grazing their cattle entered the…

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HERDSMEN STAB FARMER TO DEATH IN OGUN

ABEOKUTA—RESIDENTS of Adao community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area in Ogun State were thrown into confusion, yesterday, when two suspected herdsmen reportedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death. It was gathered that the suspected herdsmen accosted the farmer and stabbed him in the neck on his way back home from the farm at 12noon. It was gathered that a 76- year-old man had, two weeks ago, escaped death after suspected herdsmen cut him in the head with a machete. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached as at press time.…

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FOREIGN HERDSMEN HAVE INVADED YPRUBALAND SAYS EX-DMI BOSS

South-West under foreign herdsmen’s invasion – Ex-DMI boss A former Director of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, Col. Kunle Togun (retd.), has raised the alarm that the South-West has been invaded by Fulani herdsmen from Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and other West African countries. Togun also said it was unfortunate that some people were playing politics with security issues. Speaking in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, Togun said, “The Yoruba nation is under invasion and that is a fact. The entire Yorubaland has been invaded by these herdsmen…

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WHEN THE CATTLE GOES HOME TO GRAZE IN KATSINA, BUHARI CRIES FOUL

(“The cattle have come home to graze”) By Lasisi Olagunji MONDAY LINES (Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 8 July, 2019) From Geoffrey Chaucer to Robert Southey and to James Russel Lowell we learn, like all men who unleash chicken to pasture and forage, that chickens are like curses; they always come home to roost. Because the rains are heavy down South, herdsmen from Katsina State have moved their cows up North and are back home. Because they are back home and they need food for their cows, they…

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9 ARMED FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK MILITARY OFFICER IN EDO, SEE PICS

Nine suspected armed herdsmen have launched an attack on a Nigerian Army lieutenant who was on his way to Lagos while returning from an official assignment. The attack on Lt. M. Dahiru took place on July 7 at about 1:30 pm along the Benin by-pass by Ahor community, Edo state. Dahiru was returning from an official assignment on the NNS Burutu, a Nigerian navy vessel, when the attack occurred. The attackers reportedly fired several rounds at Dahiru’s vehicle and injured. While trying to escape from his assailants, the soldier had…

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HERDSMEN: NIGERIA CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR, OONI, SOYINKA WARN

Ooni Adeyeye with Prof. Soyinka at the Nobel laureate’s Ijegba Residence, Idi Aba, Abeokuta. Photo: OLAYINKA AWOSUNLE By Kazeem Ugbodaga Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi  have warned that Nigeria cannot survive another Civil War, occasioned by the way and manner a section of the country is acting as if above the law and wanting to dominate the rest of the nation. The warning came after a meeting between the Ooni and Soyinka at the Nobel laureate’s Ijegba Residence in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State on…

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FG RESTRATEGISES, MAY REINTRODUCE RUGA

THE last might not have been heard of the controversial RUGA settlement scheme, as reports emerged that the Federal Government may have begun to restrategise on how to reintroduce the scheme, which it recently suspended after public outcry. A letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, addressed to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave this indication away at the weekend. According to the letter, dated 2 July, 2019, an implementation committee of the National Livestock Transformation…

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