FULANI HERDSMEN INVADE OYO COMMUNITY MACHETE 7 FARMERS, DESTROY CROPS, TRADITIONAL RULER CRIES OUT, SEE PICS

The Baale of Araro in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state, Chief Mustapha Ibrahim, on Monday narrated how seven farmers were allegedly macheted by some people suspected to be herdsmen after invading and destroying farmlands worth several thousands of naira at the weekend. DAILY POST gathered that the village, Araro, a border town between Oyo and Ogun states close to Government Reservation Area, is about 20 kilometre away from the city of Ibadan, with the inhabitants mainly farmers. Ibrahim while narrating the ordeal of the inhabitants of the village,…

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MIGRANT HERDSMEN CREATING PROBLEMS FOR THEIR LOCAL TRIBESMEN – MIYETTI ALLAH

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Southeast Zone, has blamed “migrant Fulani” for creating problems for their local tribesmen in the country. The chairman of MACBAN in the Southeast, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, told  Daily Trust in Awka, Anambra State at the weekend that they were embarking  on the tour to educate their members on need to live peacefully with their hosts, others and also to fish out bad ones among them. He said the MACBAN leaderships were greatly worried and having sleepless nights over the loss of…

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MIYETTI ALLAH LOOKS FOR INFILTRATORS IN ENUGU, HOLDS SENSITISATION

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria says it has begun the sensitisation of its members in the 14 Fulani settlements in Enugu State in order to check infiltrators. The South-East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Enugu. Siddiki said that the sensitisation tour had also taken them to the cattle and perishable goods markets in the state. He said that it had become necessary for the Fulani community to be sensitive to their environment in order…

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HOW WE KILLED ENUGU REV. FATHER: ARRESTED HERDSMEN OPEN UP TO POLICE

 Emmanuel Uzodinma  Suspected killers of a Catholic Church Priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu have been arrested, Enugu State Police command confirmed on Friday. DAILY POST reports that this was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, CP Suleiman Balarabe during a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters. Offu was murdered early this month at Awgu Area of the State, a development that sparked outrage. The police paraded 30 suspects, including killers of Fr. Offu, the parish priest of St James Catholic Church, Ugboka, and the kidnappers of the…

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MIYETTI ALLAH SPEAKS ON STOPPING CATTLE SUPPLY TO SOUTHERN STATES

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has spoken on alleged threat to stop supply of cattle to the southern part of the country. Its Katsina State chapter debunked the rumors on Wednesday, explaining that it was not aware of such decision. State Chairman, Atiku Abubakar, told Vanguard that he had not heard or received any communication from its national leadership. The offical, however, assured that any information on the directive, if any, would be made public. Meanwhile, MACBAN has condemned what it called blanket criminalization of herdsmen…

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HERDSMEN ARE NOT CRIMINALS SAYS MIYETTI ALLAH

Tony Okafor, Awka The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has condemned the blanket labelling of herdsmen as criminals in the country. It said it was wrong to use “criminal infiltrators” to reach a conclusion that all herders were criminals. The Chairman of MACBAN, South-East Zone, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, stated this in an Eid-el Kabir message issued in Awka, Anambra State on Sunday. He said, “I most heartily share the warm goodwill message of Eid-el Kabir to the entire Muslim Ummah, the governments and good people of the South-East…

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WE’ FIGHT KILLER HERDSMEN WITH CHARMS SAYS YORUBA LEADER

Worried by the invasion of Ijebuland by suspected herdsmen, kidnappers and bandits, an Ifa Priest, Chief Adebola Adetimehin, has threatened that the Ijebus would go spiritual to put an end to insecurity in the area. Adetimehin, who is the Oluwo Ifa of Ijebuland, said he and other traditionalists in Ijebuland would no longer fold their arms, adding that the rising cases of killings and kidnapping have become unbearable in the Ijebu axis of Ogun State. While speaking in an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Ijebu-Ode, the Oluwo Ifa asked…

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MBAKA: IF KILLINGS CONTINUE, I WILL LEAD PROTEST TO ASO ROCK

According to a source, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has broken his silence on the current Fulani herdsmen menace and security situation of the country. Speaking today during Sunday mass, the fearless Catholic priest vowed to lead a protest himself in person to Asorock if the Fulani continues with the killings. President Buhari should o something About the Fulani Herdsmen. “If this Fulani herdsmen killing continue again in Nigeria I Rev father Ejike mbaka will lead 1000 youths to shutdown Aso rock”, Rev. Fr. Mbaka explodes. Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka supported…

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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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MIYETTI ALLAH DEFENDS FULANI HERDSMEN OVER MURDER OF CATHOLIC PRIEST

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Fulani herdsmen were not responsible for the killing of the Catholic priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, Enugu State on Thursday. The group said it was part of security and peace committee in Enugu State, hence, it was bound to control its members and ensures that criminals do not infiltrate its members conducting their business of cow rearing. Chairman of MACBAN in South East, Alhaji Giddado Siddiki, in a statement on Saturday said: “Again, our hearts…

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