POLICE LIED ABOUT RESCUING US, WE PAID 2MIL NAIRA RANSOM, ONDO COUPLE REVEALS

A couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle who were abducted along Uso – Owo highway in Ondo state have narrated how their abductors collected N2m cash along the highway before releasing them. Recall that the couple who travelled to the wife’s home town in Ebonyi state with their three children were heading back to the state when they were kidnapped. While the couple were marched into the thick forest by the gunmen, their three children and the Lexus Jeep were abandoned on the highway. They were released after spending three…

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OLU FALAE SENDS SOS TO AMOTEKUN AS POLICE AGAIN, FAILS TO STOP FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACKS, DESTRUCTION OF HIS FARMS

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Chief Olu Falae on Monday raised the alarm over the alleged invasion of his farm by some Fulani herdsmen who allegedly destroyed harvested crops worth millions of naira. The elder statesman said the attack had been happening for the past few weeks, stating that he had reported to the police and the state chairman of Miyetti Allah but there was no change. He said some policemen were sent to the farm,  who drove the bandits away but the following day after…

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LAWYERS GROUPS SLAM MALAMI OVER DISAPPEARANCE OF CASE FILES NEEDED TO PROSECUTE KILLER HERDSMEN

Some lawyers and a civil rights group have criticised the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), over the absence of case files to prosecute killer herdsmen. Malami had said that his office was unable to prosecute alleged killer herdsmen, owing to the absence of case files. Malami stated this in a document with reference number: MJ/LIT/ABJ/HRWAN/440/2020, dated October 7, 2020, obtained by Sunday PUNCH on Saturday. The AGF document, which was signed by the Acting Director, Civil Litigation and Public Law Department, Mrs Maimuna Shiru on…

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SOUTHERN KADUNA CHRISTIAN LEADERS BOYCOTT PEACE SUMMIT

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo A peace summit organized in Kafanchan to find an end to the conflict in Southern Kaduna, suffered set back as Christian leaders in the area who doubted the genuineness of the occasion, boycotted the summit. Nevertheless, the peace summit still went on as scheduled with over 100 participants across religious faiths. The Kaduna chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Christian leaders from the Southern part of Kaduna and the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union,were earlier scheduled to attend the peace summit in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area…

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GUNMEN INVADE SOUTHERN KADUNA AGAIN KILL 3, ABDUCT 5

…abduct 5 from neighboring village By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday, attacked the Adara community in Buda of Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state, killing Reverend Alubara Audu and 2 others. The gunmen also abducted 5 persons in a neighbouring village. Awemi Dio Maisamari, the National President Adara Development Association, in a statement, lamented over the continued attack on their communities and called on the authorities to deal with the gunmen. According to Maisamari, “the premeditated and unprovoked attack claimed the lives of three people namely Rev.…

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ANGER, SUSPENSE AS FULANI CONTINUES KILLINGS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA DESPITE CURFEW AS 63 ARE KILLED IN ONE WEEK

CAN kicks, SOKAPU says 63 killed in one week ADELANI ADEPEGBA, FRIDAY OLOKOR, JESUSEGUN ALAGBE, OLALEYE ALUKO, TUNDE AJAJA, TOBI AWORINDE, ALEXANDER OKERE and GODWIN ISENYO Many Nigerians on Saturday expressed outrage as gunmen suspected to be Fulani militiamen launched fresh attacks on Southern Kaduna communities despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by the Kaduna State government. This was as the umbrella body of Southern Kaduna people, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, on Saturday said 63 people had been killed in the past one week by the militiamen. The latest killings were reportedly carried…

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DESPITE CURFEW, FULANI HERDSMEN KILL 7 IN SOUTHERN KADUNA, BURN 20 HOUSES

Despite the 24-hour curfew imposed by Kaduna State Government in Zango Kataf Local Council, suspected armed herdsmen raided Chibwon Village, killing seven persons and set 20 houses ablaze. The government had earlier sent military reinforcement and extended the curfew a fortnight ago, after the crisis that erupted in the area. However, a statement by the Secretary General of Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), Tinat Bodam, at the weekend, said: “The attack of Chibwob village of Zangon Kataf Local Council in Atyap chiefdom, which occurred in the early hours of Friday, July…

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STOP HERDSMEN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES FROM ENTERING NIGERIA, GANDUJE BEGS BUHARI

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje at the commissioning of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement on Saturday. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Federal Government to put a stop to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries into Nigeria. This, according to him would help to curb the rate of crime attached to the Fulani-herders conflicts across the country. He made the call on Saturday during the commissioning of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest, in Kiru local government of…

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3 KILLED AS FULANI HERDSMEN INVADE IBADAN VILLAGES

Three persons have been killed when suspected Bororo Fulani herdsmen invaded some communities in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. The affected villages, as gathered, include Ikereku, Pade, Olanla and Babalola villages and residents of the villages are said to be living in fear at present. The invaders were said to have stormed the villages on Sunday with dangerous weapons, including guns. Names of the three persons reportedly killed by the suspected herdsmen were given as Ope Babalola, Waheed Ganiyu and Yemi Sunday Osuolale. As gathered, the deceased persons…

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SOME MONARCHS COLLECT MONEY, GIVE FULANI HERDSMEN LAND TO BUILD CAMPS DELTA POLICE ALLEGE

DELTA POLICE BOSS BLOWS HOT: Some monarchs collect money, give Fulani herdsmen to build camps DELTA POLICE BOSS BLOWS HOT: Some monarchs collect money, give Fulani herdsmen to build camps •Wonders why people don’t scrutinize such dangerous affairs •What we saw when police raked forest between Ibusa-Okpanam ‘re startling By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Festus Ahon and Sunday Chancel COMMISSIONER of Police, Delta State, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, did not plan to detonate a bombshell, but facing Saturday Vanguard on the hot seat, last Friday, he did when he disclosed that…

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