HERDSMEN MAKE FRESH DEMANDS ON GOVT

A Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bauchi State chapter, has appealed to the state government to establish additional earth dams and expand grazing reserve areas in the state. The state chairman of the association, Alhaji Muhammadu Hussaini, made the appeal when he interacted with reporters in Bauchi Sunday. He said, “The additional earth dams and expansion of grazing reserve areas will curtail the clashes between farmers and cattle herdsmen and it will reduce movement of Fulani from one place to another in search of water and grazing reserve.”…

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ONAIYEKAN WARNS FULANI LEADERS OVER KILLINGS IN NIGERIA

 Wale Odunsi  The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Saturday called on Fulani leaders to caution their people against violence before things get out of hand in the country. Onaiyekan, who made the call at a mass to celebrate his 50th Priestly Ordination Anniversary in Abuja, stressed that herdsmen should be worried at the rate which they were being mentioned for something evil. He noted that at this rate, very soon, no place would be safe for Fulanis anymore because no one is safe at the…

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HOW WE WERE ABUDCTED BECAUSE THEIR TARGET ESCAPED VICTIM OF LAGOS BENIN EXPRESSWAY KIDNAP, RECOUNTS ORDEAL, CONFIRM ABDUCTORS’ IDENTITIES

CHIRMELA Iroha, one of the five persons rescued from their abductors off  the Lagos- Benin expressway said on Saturday that they were  victims of herdsmen desperate to recoup the cost of bullets they expended on their target that escaped. Iroha, son of the late James Iroha (Gregory stage name) of the now rested television series New Masquerade and Chidioze Eluwa, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma (female) were seized at Ogbere by gunmen on Thursday while on their way to Lagos from the Southeast. Contrary to earlier reports, only…

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GIVING DRONES TO THE DROWNING BY YOMI ODUMAKIN

Drone ko, drown ni YINKA ODUMAKIN   THE Yoruba nation must have gone through some regret as one of its first  class monarchs in a childlike manner brought out a campaign poster of President Muhammadu Buhari under his agbada and grinning  from ear-to-ear as he had moment with the country’s helmsman. The unfortunate spectacle captured on video during the latest visit of monarchs from the region to Aso Rock was punishing for those who have history. The shameful scene of an Oba invited over the serial killings of his people …

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FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK SOME ABUJA RESIDENTS TODAY, [PICS TOO GRAPHIC PLEASE]

News sighted by Groovenaija360 has it that Residents of Lokogoma Axis of Abuja have been attacked and injured by Fulani Bandits today. Chidi Cali who shared the news and photos on social media wrote: SECURITY ALERT in Abuja. Fulani Bandits are Allegedly Attacking Residents in their Homes in Lokogoma Axis of Abuja. We Are Living in a Very Dangerous time in Nigeria, Stay Safe 2 Be Alive! – Chidi Cali https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221016237094615&id=1202901411 This means even those in the Federal Capital Territory are no longer safe. See Photos below. >>> https://grovenaija360.com/fulani-bandits-invade-abuja-homes-attack-residents-photos/ (Quote) (Report) (Like) 1…

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OBASANJO MEETS WITH FULANI GROUP, SEE PICS

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo met with a group of Fulanis from the South-West in a bid to put an end to rising tensions in the region.Obasanjo met with the GAN ALLAH FULANI DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (GAFDAN) from Southwestern states of Nigeria including Kogi and Kwara States. The National Chairman of the Association, Sale Bayeri led the delegation. In attendance are, Publicity Secretary, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, a survivor of a recent kidnap incident and Son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Dayo Adewole.Obasanjo stated that there is criminality, insecurity…

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IGP SEND TEAMS TO ENUGU YO FISH OUT KILLERS OF PRIEST AND OGUN TO RESCUE REDEEMED PASTOR

The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives to Enugu and Ogun States to fish out killers of a catholic priest and abductors of some pastors from the Redeemed Christain Church of God. Force public relations officer Frank Mba who made this known said the detectives from IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), would work along the police State command to bring the killers and abductors to book. Mba, in a statement said “The Inspector General of Police,…

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POST UTME STUDENT ABDUCTED BY FULANI HERDSMEN RECOUNTS HER EXPERIENCE

Samson Folarin A 16-year-old girl, Chinyere, has narrated how suspected Fulani herdsmen abducted her and other co-travellers at the Okada junction on the Benin-Ore Expressway, Edo State. The victim said she was held for five days as the herdsmen tortured the men in the group with sticks, guns and cutlasses. The Abia State indigene told our correspondent that they were released after paying different sums as ransom. The matter was said to have been reported at the Edo State Police Command Headquarters, Benin City. Chinyere explained that she was going…

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OYO STATE SET TO BAN OPEN GRAZING

Move to ban open rearing, herding and grazing of livestock outside permitted ranches in Oyo State has been regurgitated, as the Open rearing and grazing regulation bill, 2019, passed the second reading stage at Wednesday’s plenary of the state House of Assembly. The bill, sponsored by Speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Debo Ogundoyin; his deputy, Honourable Abiodun Fadeyi; Majority Leader, Honourable Sanjo Adedoyin and Minority Leader, Honourable Asimiyu Alarape, states that anyone who engages in open rearing or grazing of livestock is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction…

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UNAUTHORISED VIGILANTES ON ONDO ROADS – TRIBUNE EDITORIAL

RECENTLY, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, reportedly had an encounter with some arms-bearing Fulani men at one of their checkpoints in Ondo State. The men were stopping people on the road; not in the bush paths. Upon the lawyer’s interaction with them, they reportedly confirmed the existence of a vigilance group formed by Fulani herders and which was already mounting checkpoints in the state. They also confirmed their membership of the group with the identity cards allegedly issued to them by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders…

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