WE DECIDED TO KILL 50 PEOPLE FOR EVERY HERDSMEN KILLWD SAYS ZAMFARA BANDITS’ LEADER

Hassan Dantawaye is the commander of bandits who recently renounced violence following peace talks in Zamfara State. The bandits, who are Fulani herdsmen, had been engaged in killing, kidnapping and other crimes, which they blamed on cattle rustling and harassment by security agencies and local vigilance group. Dantawaye tells MAIHARAJI ALTINE about the peace initiative and some of the atrocities they had committed Q: You recently said your people were forced into a life of kidnapping, killing and other crimes because you were unjustly treated by the government and society,…

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HERDSMEN STAB EACH OTHER OVER MISSING CATTLE

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was panic in Agbala in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday after two Fulani herdsmen were stabbed during a quarrel between them. The two herdsmen, who were rushed to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri owing to the gravity of injuries they sustained, were rescued by villagers. A community source told our correspondent that the development which occurred on Monday night would have escalated if not that another herder witnessed it. The source said “This issue would have escalated…

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SEE THE OBITUARY ANNOUNCEMENT OF LATE REVEREND FATHER MURDERED BY HERDSMEN IN ENUGU

Reverend Father Paul Offu who was murdered by suspected herdsmen along the Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu on Thursday, August 1st, has been released.He will be buried at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui in Enugu State on Tuesday, August 20th. Until his death, Father Offu was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka. Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2019/08/see-burial-post-of-reverend-father-paul.html

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WIFE OF SLAIN KADUNA LIVING FAITH PASTOR REGAINS FREEDOM AFTER PAYMENT OF RANSOM

*CAN chairman laments, says churches have paid over N300m to kidnappers in 4yrs By John Shiklam in Kaduna Oluwakemi Omolewa, widow of the late resident pastor of Living Faith Church, Romi New Extention, Kaduna, Jeremiah Omolewa, who was killed by kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja road, has been set free by her abductors following the payment of an undisclosed sum of money as ransom. The late pastor was killed on Sunday by bandits while his wife was abducted as they were returning to Kaduna from Abuja. Kaduna state chairman of the…

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LATE ENUGU REV. FATHER. PAUL OFFU’S BANK ACCOUNT EMPTIED LESS THAN 25MINUTES AFTER HE WAS KILLED

Less than 25 minutes after unknown gun men shot dead the Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Paul Offu last Thursday, his bank account was emptied by a yet to be identified person who was said to have made frantic and frequent withdrawals until the last money was withdrawn, according to a reliable source working in an old generation bank (name withheld) where the late cleric operated an account. The inside source informed Daily Trust that considering the time of Offu’s murder and when the withdrawal was made, “it makes one to…

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MIYETTI ALLAH LEADER KILLED IN ADAMAWA

Fikayo Olowolagba  The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has reacted to the killing of Saidu Kolaku, the zonal vice-chairman of the body. DAILY POST reported that Kolaku was shot dead on Saturday after unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani leader located at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa Local Government, Adamawa State. His death was confirmed by the police spokesman in the Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje in a statement. The statement read: “Unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani leader located at Sabon Pegi in…

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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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POLICE RESCUE ONE OF THE KIDNAPPED REDEEMED PASTORS

The Ogun state police command has confirmed that one of the kidnap victims, Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma who incidentally is the only woman amongst them, has been rescued unhurt. The woman who is a Deaconess of The Redeem Christian church of God regained her freedom in the early hour of today 3rd of August 2019 and she is currently at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where arrangement is being made to take her to the Redemption Camp. Efforts is on top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who…

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NORTHWEST GOVERNORS GRANT AMNESTY TO BANDITS

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that cattle rustlers and armed bandits have been granted amnesty by the Northwest governors as part of measures to restore peace in the zone. Mr Masari made the disclosure in a communique read at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, and volunteer groups, herdsmen and farmers on Thursday in Katsina. “As from today, no vigilante group member or volunteers should attack or kill any herdsman, as sacrifice must be made by both sides to ensure…

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