HERDSMEN KILL MANY AS THEY ATTACK ADAMAWA VILLAGE

Hindi Livinus Many residents of Shuwa-Kalaa village in the Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State have been feared dead following an attack on the community by suspected herdsmen. A resident and eyewitness, Emmanuel Nicholas, told our correspondent on Saturday that heavily armed herdsmen invaded their village, shooting indiscriminately. He said many residents fled their homes after sighting the herdsmen while some were unlucky to escape the gunfire. Another resident, Sani Ahmed, said since the commencement of the harvest season, herdsmen had been terrorising the area. He said, “This morning…

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IMO GOVT SPEAKS ON ULTIMATUM TO HERDSMEN TO LEAVE THE STATE

•Says state hospitable, receptive to visitors Segun James The Imo State Government has disowned an ultimatum issued by a group, under the aegis of Coalition of South-east Youth Leaders, giving herdsmen in the state 24 hours to quit. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Chibuike Onyeukwu, the group lacks legitimacy to speak for the state. Onyeukwu described the report of the ultimatum as an embarrassment to the government and people of the state, urging members of the public to disregard it. It stated:…

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CATHOLIC PRIEST ESCAPES FROM KIDNAPPERS

A Catholic priest newly posted to a church parish in Osisioma area early Wednesday, escaped from gunmen who kidnapped him. The priest was allegedly trailed and kidnapped by the gunmen near his parish while coming to perform early morning mass. A parish source disclosed that two male mass servants that were with the priest were pushed away from the car by the gunmen before driving him away towards an unknown destination. Our reporter gathered that the Reverend father had attempted to force himself out of the car when he noticed…

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RUGA TAKES OFF IN ZAMFARA ON TUESDAY

THE Ruga scheme is taking off in Zamfara State on Tuesday after Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday gave the nod for the immediate commencement of construction work on Ruga settlements in the state. The governor issued the directive after receiving the new Ruga master plan from the project consultant, Mr. Emmanuel Ozigi. The project, according to him, will be located in the three senatorial districts of the state and will be fully and jointly funded by the state government and the 14 local government councils of the state. He said…

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HERDSMEN KILL PREGNANT WOMAN IN ENUGU, CUT OPEN HER STOMACH

Barely three weeks after a Catholic priest of Enugu Diocese, Reverend Fr. Paul Offu was killed by herdsmen along Ihe-Agbude road in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, a pregnant woman has also been killed by suspected herdsmen in Nchatancha Nike in Enugu East Council Area of the State. The woman, whose name was not yet known as of the time of filing this report was said to have been slain while returning from the farm and her stomach opened to remove her baby. Meanwhile, the state police command…

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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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