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Bandits Kill One In Gurmana, Kidnap 10 People; Set Houses Ablaze, Rustle Cattle
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Bandits Kill One In Gurmana, Kidnap 10 People; Set Houses Ablaze, Rustle Cattle

Bandits have invaded Gurmana Community in Shiroro Local government area of Niger state again, killed one person and abducted 10 others. The bandits were said to have invaded the community in broad daylight yesterday on motorcycles and were shooting sporadically to scare villagers. They moved from house to house and carted away properties. Besides the killing and kidnapping of the people, some houses and barns of yams and other foodstuffs belonging to the villagers were also set ablaze. A top member of the local vigilante simply called Idi Fylo narrowly escaped being killed by the bandits but had his house and other valuables set ablaze Another prominent member of the Community, Maiangwa Sarkin Zamma was also reported shot in the right arm and was immediately rushed to a nea...
Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep
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Bandits Sack Niger Community, Rustle Several Cattle, Sheep

With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen. The gunmen who were said to be numbering about 100, arrived the community at about 2:00am Sunday morning devoid of their usual sporadic shooting into the air to scare the people and operated in a relax atmosphere for over four hours. A source close to the community told Daily Sun on telephone that the entire cattle and sheep in the community were taken away by the gunmen. According to him, though nobody was killed, the people flee in different direction into the bush as the gunmen freely moved from house to house and dispossessing the pe...
Gombe Government To Vaccinate Over 1 Million Cattle
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Gombe Government To Vaccinate Over 1 Million Cattle

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says inspite of pausity of funds, his administration has procured enough vaccines and other veterinary equipment for the annual Statewide vaccination campaign against contagious disease threatening the survival of cattle, sheep and goats in the State. Governor Inuwa Yahaya was speaking at the flag-off of the 2020/2021 statewide vaccination campaign against contagious Bovin Pleuro-Pneuminia in cattle and other ruminants such as sheep and goats at Gadam Kwami local government area. The Governor said the occasion demonstrates Government's commitment to promote livestock production in the State by controlling animals trans-boundary diseases through vaccination campaign. "Diseases such as Bovine Pleuro-Pneuminia (CBPP) and Pestes Des Peti...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today
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Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today

Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Thursday February 25, began a nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands. The union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos, and dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties. Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman who announced commencement of the strike asked the police not to disturb task force of the union who will carry out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle ...
I Was One of the First Governors to Reject RUGA Because it was Literally Sneaked in for Reasons We Did not Understand – Lalong
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I Was One of the First Governors to Reject RUGA Because it was Literally Sneaked in for Reasons We Did not Understand – Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has explained why he rejected the Rural Grazing Area Programme popularly referred to as RUGA. The Governor who appeared on a Channels Television program on Tuesday February 23, said RUGA was sneaked in for reasons they did not understand after the National Economic Council had adopted the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP). Lalong said that while the council which is headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo saw NLTP as a comprehensive approach to tackling the cattle herder-farmers conflict and associated challenges in Nigeria, RUGA did not have the buy-in of concerned parties and fell short of addressing the concerns of most state governors. He said; “I was one of the first governors to kick against the RUGA programme w...
Miyyeti Allah Moves To Stop Cattle Sales To South, Threatens To Sue Ortom
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Miyyeti Allah Moves To Stop Cattle Sales To South, Threatens To Sue Ortom

The Bauchi State branch of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has threatened to stop its members from selling and supplying cattle to the South if the planned eviction of the Fulani herders by some governors comes into effect. MACBAN also threatened to drag the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to court if he fails to withdraw statements he made labelling Fulani herders. The Bauchi Chairman of MACBAN, Abubakar Sadiq, at a press conference in Bauchi, told reporters that, “Unless he immediately withdraws his statement, we will be left with no option other than legal means to clear the name of Fulani as an ethnic group.” He said the persecution being faced by Fulani herders started with Benue’s anti-open grazing law. He explained that, “Alth...
Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle
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Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle

A farmer, Sunday Ahmed and two of his friends were working on Ahmed’s farms at Owobamigbe village in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on January 21, 2020, when some herdsmen allegedly appeared with cattle to graze on the farm. But Sunday and his friends resisted them especially as they had just planted some crops. A fight ensued and the armed herdsmen overpowered Ahmed and his friends. The two friends fled to inform members of the community but Ahmed was unable to escape and he was allegedly seriously inflicted with machete cuts by the herders. Ahmed said, “On that day, around 2 pm, I was working on the farm alongside two of my friends when we suddenly saw the herdsmen leading their cattle into my farm. We challenged them to get the cows away from the farm. B...
Police Denies Reports of Herdsmen Attacking Wole Soyinka’s House in Abeokuta
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Police Denies Reports of Herdsmen Attacking Wole Soyinka’s House in Abeokuta

The Ogun state police command has denied a viral video claiming some Fulani herdsmen attacked the house of Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, in Abeokuta on Tuesday, February 9. A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeymi, states that on Tuesday, one Kazeem Sorinola who is an indigene of ijeun Abeokuta who is into cattle business, was said to have been informed by a young Fulani man Awalu Muhammad who is taking care of the cattle that one of the cows had got missing. ''While the Fulani man was searching for the stray cow around kemta estate where the  Prof Wole soyinka's house is located, the Prof. himself who was going out then saw the Fulani man with some of the cows and he came down to ask where the man was heading to with the cows. He there and then ...
Motorcyclist Apprehended with Ammunition in Delta
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Motorcyclist Apprehended with Ammunition in Delta

A motorcyclist identified as Garuba Sanni has been arrested after over 20 pieces of ammunition was found on him in Oghara, Ethiope West council area of Delta state The Nation reports that Garba was involved in an accident close to Oghara Junction by the Cattle Market along the expressway. It was then sympathizers who rushed to help him discovered he had the ammunition on him. After he was beaten up, the suspect alleged that it was one Sariki in the cattle market that sent him to buy the bullets. The chairman of the community, Mr Eghwere, who confirmed the incident, said “I was in my house when one of my boys called me that they caught a man with bullets. It is like the guy was going to the cattle market. But before he entered the cattle market, by the road, the bike fell down...
Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje
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Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there should be a law banning the movement of cattle from the north to the south. Speaking with journalists after he and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, Ganduje said if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts. The governor said his administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina. He said the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic. “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area,” Ganduje said. ...
Meet Abdullahi Bashir, The Herdsman Who Offered 150 Cattle To Marry Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan
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Meet Abdullahi Bashir, The Herdsman Who Offered 150 Cattle To Marry Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan

As the wedding of Hanan, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, was taking place on Friday, a number of young men must have been biting their fingers over their loss. Abdullahi Bashir, a 22-year-old son of a herder from Adamawa State, would have been one of them but for his assertion that he is happy for her despite the fact that nothing would have made him happier than to marry her. He even offered a contribution to the wedding activities when his bold moves to date her hit a solid wall. After all efforts to meet the girl personally to express his love failed, the young Fulani man took to social media, posting a video in which he offered 150 cattle as bride price if she agreed to his proposal. When he learnt that she was getting married to another man, he accepted it as...
16 Family Members Were Burnt Alive In Kaduna Attack
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16 Family Members Were Burnt Alive In Kaduna Attack

According to NewTelegraph, armed bandits have reportedly killed 21, including 16 members of the same family in an attack in Kaduna. The act came as a revenge attack by criminal gangs on the village of Bakali. This was disclosed by residents on February 13. Gunmen on motorcycles had raided the village of Bakali in Kaduna State on Tuesday. They shot sporadically and set homes and vehicles on fire. The attackers were said to be on a mission to avenge a raid on their hideout by local vigilantes. A community leader in Bakali, Sani Nuhu, who confirmed this to journalists, said the attackers killed 21 people. Furthermore, residents revealed that the assailants burnt 16 members of the same family alive; including six children. Also, five members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JT...
Fire Outbreak in Lagos Market on New Year Eve
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Fire Outbreak in Lagos Market on New Year Eve

There were fire outbreaks at the popular cattle market “Kara” close to Berger Garage along Lagos-Ibadan expressway in which some traders got engulfed in fire on New year’s eve. Some traders at the popular market lost their goods, properties and vehicles to the fire that engulfed the market. Three vehicles, 40 shops razed in Lagos market fire on New Year Eve No less than 40 shops, five storage facilities, 20 residential rooms, and cash, all worth millions of naira, were lost to the fire at Kara market in Lagos, The Guardian reported. They added that the goods in the shops and storage facilities include provisions, animal feeds, and food items. Although millions were lost to the fire, traders were still thankful that no life was lost to what they described as a “mysterious” f...
‘Charcoal Anthrax’: Cattle Disease Hits Niger Republic, Customs Takes Precaution
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‘Charcoal Anthrax’: Cattle Disease Hits Niger Republic, Customs Takes Precaution

The Nigeria Customs Service has directed its officials to take precautionary measure at land borders to prevent importation of "charcoal anthrax" diseases into the country. The deputy comptroller -general (E, I&I) of the agency, V.D Dimka, gave this directive in a memo last week. This was as against the backdrop of a reported outbreak of the disease in the neighbouring Niger Republic from where sheep and cattle are imported to Nigeria. According to the directive, the custom headquarters received a report that the Nigerien Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock had notified the World Organisation for Animals Health (WOAH) of an outbreak of charcoal anthrax diseases, the Bacterium Bacillus Anthracis variant, in sheep and cattle in Niger. "Given the supply of cattle and she...
“I used to sell charcoal, hawk groundnuts, herd cattle and even got jailed” – gospel artist, Papa Dennis narrates his childhood struggles
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“I used to sell charcoal, hawk groundnuts, herd cattle and even got jailed” – gospel artist, Papa Dennis narrates his childhood struggles

Kenyan gospel musician, Papa Dennis narrates his tough childhood that forced him to do menial jobs to support his siblings. Through his music, the youthful artist shares his life story, a story whose parts speak about his past hardships and what couple of people are still going through as we speak. In an exclusive one-on-one with Mpasho, Papa Dennis explains how through his childhood experiences, he is able to connect with those currently facing similar times. Wabebe song is just a prayer. It talks about orphans and the challenges they face and also the hardships we go through every day including those behind bars. Dennis Mwangi alias Papa Dennis was orphaned at a young age, forcing him to drop out of school and do menial jobs just to fend for his siblings. I used to sell ch...
Miyetti Allah Reacts To ‘threat’ To Stop Cattle Supply To Southern States
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Miyetti Allah Reacts To ‘threat’ To Stop 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 nationwide. The group said there were good people among them, and that people should not take advantage of the infiltration of the group by some criminal elements to label all herdsmen as killers. Chairma...
Commotion as 2 herders are declared missing, 344 cows killed in Plateau
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Commotion as 2 herders are declared missing, 344 cows killed in Plateau

A search is on for two missing herders men, as 319 cows have been killed around Miango, Plateau State, the police have revealed in a statement. In the statement, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna, said the attack came a day after unidentified gunmen killed one Jummai Jah and Emmanuel Ishaya. He added that their 7-month-old baby had survived and was receiving treatment at a hospital. He said information received by the police also emphasised that Monday Audu of Rotsu village, also in Miango District, had been shot and matcheted to death. “While the investigation into these crimes were ongoing, the Command on 30/04/2019 at about 07:30hrs received information that about 319 cattle were attacked and killed, 12 cattle were maimed while 11 cattle were rust...
Herdsmen strike in Benue, kill 16, set 30 houses ablaze
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Herdsmen strike in Benue, kill 16, set 30 houses ablaze

No fewer than sixteen people have been killed in a fresh attack on three communities in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen. The suspected herdsmen, who were said to have invaded the communities on Saturday, shot indiscriminately and killed 16 people before setting over 30 houses on fire. The Chairman of Gwer West Local Government, Francis Ayagan, confirmed the attack to newsmen on Monday. He said, “Sixteen people were killed by militia herders in Tse Tuma, Chiachia and Tse Targu communities and neighbouring villages, all in Gwer West.” Also confirming the attack, the sub-sector Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke in charge of Gwer West, Flying Officer Mohammed Abubakar, said it was a reprisal for cows that were allegedly rustled on Frid...
No Cattle Routes In Benue – Governor Ortom
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No Cattle Routes In Benue – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Thursday said there are no cattle routes in the state. Ortom, in a statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi by his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, noted that he spoke at NKST Church in Buruku, while interacting with officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on re-election campaign in the local government area. The governor, according to the statement, was reacting to the televised comments on President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter. He said the president’s overall performance was shameful and a confirmation of what his wife stated that having lost control, a cabal had taken charge. The statement further indicated that even if there were such routes which were gazetted he would have de-gazetted the...
SERAP Seeks UN Intervention As ASUU Strike Continues
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SERAP Seeks UN Intervention As ASUU Strike Continues

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said it has appealed to two UN special rapporteurs urging them to prevail on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reach a truce and end the ongoing strike. Oluwatoyin Balogun@OluwatoyinBalo3 Ur a university student, you intend to vote for Buhari, while ASUU is on strike.N50 billion was approved for cattle ranching in Kaduna alone, yet you are undeterred, Buhari has your vote:Please add yourself to any of the cattle ranches of your choice; you are a human cow. ED 2,922 20:46 - 24 Dec 2018 Twitter Ads information and privacy 2,793 people are talking about this Twitter Ads information and privacy Th...
2 Killed, 70 Cows Rustled In Plateau
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2 Killed, 70 Cows Rustled In Plateau

Jos – Gunmen killed two persons and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, Police said on Saturday in Jos.   DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Command Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident in an interview , said that the incident occurred on Friday afternoon. “Yesterday, at about 7.p.m, Mr Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu village in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area, reported at our division in Vom, that three herders entrusted with 70 of his cattle got missing. “We immediately swung into action and we were able to rescue one of the herders, 16 –year-old Bitrus Joseph. “Our team of detectives later recovered the missing cattle. “Unfortunately, in the process of rustling the cattle, two of the herders: Mesh...
Babangida Denies ‘Vote Out Buhari’ Letter
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Babangida Denies ‘Vote Out Buhari’ Letter

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has said that a two-party system remains the best for the country . He stated this in a statement issued on Sunday evening in Minna, in which he disowned the earlier statement credited to him by his spokesman Kassim Afegbua, to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari should not contest in 2019. Buhari said in the statement personally signed by him: “My attention has been drawn to a press statement on the State of the nation with a particular reference to 2019 general elections and beyond. “Let me categorically state that as a former President and Statesman, I have unfettered access and channel of communication with the highest authorities in the country without necessary going public with a sensational state...
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Fulani Herdsmen: Army Sets Up Cattle Ranch In Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says the government’s efforts at achieving national security, including the fight against insurgency in the North-East, would be meaningless without food security.   Buratai made the disclosure during the presentation of farm implements and items by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh to the Nigerian Army in Abuja.   The General explained that the Army was investing in livestock, fisheries, poultry and other aspects of agriculture, and that so far, the Army boasts of about 1,000 herds of cattle in its ranches in different formations across the country.   He said, “The army is going beyond carrying arms in the affected areas to ensure security, they are playing active role in...
Fulani Herdsmen: OPC Kicks Against Cattle Colonies In South West
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Fulani Herdsmen: OPC Kicks Against Cattle Colonies In South West

The National President, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), New Era, Comrade Razak Arogundade, has said that the group would resist any attempt by the Federal Government to establish ‘cattle colonies,’ in South-Western states. Arogundade while reacting to the proposed cattle colonies in a statement obtained by DAILY POST on Friday, condemned government’s inability to curtail the excesses of Fulani herdsmen whose continued atrocities and killing of innocent people go unchecked. He, however, declared that the generality of Yoruba men and women would resist any attempt to cede a portion of their lands to herdsmen in the name of cattle colonies. Arodundade said, “In as much as we believe in one Nigeria; we will not accept any plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish ‘cattle co...
Fulani Herdsmen: Again, Ohanaeze Rejects Cattle Colonies, Condemns Killings
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Fulani Herdsmen: Again, Ohanaeze Rejects Cattle Colonies, Condemns Killings

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has rejected Federal government’s proposed cattle colonies in order to curb the activities of Fulani Herdsmen. The organisation stressed that grazing colonies was not only against the bible but another form of internal colonization by the Fulani. The President of the Enugu State arm of the organisation, Alex Ogbonna stated this in a statement, while condemning the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen across the country. Urging governors, lawmakers and politicians in the South East to reject the proposed move, Ogbonna insisted that grazing colonies was a grand plot to impose certain faith on the people of the region. The statement reads, “The recent killings by Fulani herdsmen in various parts Benue State and the Mid...
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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Dissecting Buhari’s, Luther’s Dreams

Psychologists say that dreams are actually activities that take place in the subconscious. Although dreams in the thinking of top rated psychologists who are clinical scientists, but some observers view dreams from a dismissive perspective. Besides Psychologists, the majority of those who profess religion of one kind or the other, see dreams differently. Most followers of organized religions believe that dreams in most cases have metaphysical imports. For the adherents of the Christian religion and even the Jews, the concept of dream played significant role in the earliest salvific mission that heralded the liberation efforts of the founding fathers of the Jewish political entity. Dream indeed defines the historicity of the one of the Sons of Jacob called Joseph or Joseph the Dreamer...
Police Nab 19 Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cattle Rustling Suspects
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Police Nab 19 Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cattle Rustling Suspects

The Nigeria Police Force has smashed a gang of 19 vicious kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling suspects terrorising Nigerians along the Abuja-Kaduna road in Jere in Kaduna State. The suspects are: Bature Adamu, 40, Sani Nasiru, 28, Samaila Yahaya, 30, Buhari Abubakar, 35, Kabiru Abubakar, 29, Abdulrashid, 79, Sani Umar 25 and Sani Nasiru, 25. Others are : Ibrahim Sulaiman, 22, Yahaya Abdullahi, 27, Bello Anji, 30, Ahmed Abubakar, 35,Adamu Lawan, 25, Audu Lawan, 30, Usman Mohammed, 20, Ahmadu Abdullahi, 34, Yahuza Yahuba, 25, Abubakar Abba, 25 and Adamu Haruna 21. A statement by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, issued on Tuesday in Abuja, said the arrest was effected by the I-G’s Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity. Moshood said that ite...
Police Arrest 6 Suspected Cattle Rustlers, Recover 400 Cows In Katsina
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Police Arrest 6 Suspected Cattle Rustlers, Recover 400 Cows In Katsina

The Police in Katsina State says it has arrested six suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 400 cows in addition to 25 sheep. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Besan Gwama, said this at a news briefing on the arrest of the suspects on Monday in Katsina. He said that the combined efforts of the police, the military and operatives of Department of Security Service (DSS) made the arrest possible. “The police and other security agents initially arrested two persons with 100 cows in Batsari Local Government of the state. “The security agents arrested the other four suspected rustlers with 300 cows in the Funtua Senatorial Zone. “The security agents are aware that the cattle rustling theft has resurfaced in the southern part of the state” he said Gwama called on the general...
Southern Kaduna: STF Chief Threatens To Shoot Any Herdsman Rearing After 6:30pm
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Southern Kaduna: STF Chief Threatens To Shoot Any Herdsman Rearing After 6:30pm

The Special Task Force Commander Operation Safe Haven in charge of Zango Kataf, Jema’a, Sanga and Laura local governments in Southern Kaduna, Maj. General Rogers Nicholas, has vowed to shoot any Fulani herdsmen rearing in the night. The STF Commandant stated this on Saturday at the Southern Kaduna Peace gathering (parley) organised by Citizen Monitoring group in partnership with the STF Commandant, operation Safe Haven with a Theme, “Critical and Needful: Peaceful, Conflict Action and Building Structures for Sustainable Peace.” “What we have done to ensure peace in Jos will be reciprocated here in Southern Kaduna. Night rearing will not be allow. If caught any Fulani man rearing in the night we’ll shoot him,” Rogers vowed. According to him, “We’ll soon have a surveillance helicopt...
Bomb Kills 12 Year-Old Boy In Borno
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Bomb Kills 12 Year-Old Boy In Borno

A 12 year-old Fulani cattle breeder was killed in a bomb blast at Muna Delti area of Jere Local Government Council of Borno State on Saturday. A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45 PM, at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area. Bana said that the deceased and his brother were returning home after taking out the cattle to a nearby forest for grazing. According to him, an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) was said to have been strapped to one of the boys by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. “The bomb detonated at the entrance of the boys’ residence. One of them was killed and the other sustained serious injuries. “The wounded boy was referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention, “ he said. A competent source at the S...
Cattle Breeders Advise Herdsmen Against Using Minors For Grazing
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Cattle Breeders Advise Herdsmen Against Using Minors For Grazing

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has advised members against using minors for grazing. Its Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akwanga on Friday that the minors had often found it difficult to stop cows from destroying farm produce. “We have always found that minors hardly control the cows effectively which often leads to the destruction of farms and subsequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers. “Our advice to herdsmen is to ensure that cows are handed over to adults with the experience to effectively control them against straying into farms,” he said. Hussaini urged herdsmen to avoid grazing on farmlands so as to avert clashes and also boost food production in the countr...
Herd Of Cattle Invade Kogi State University
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Herd Of Cattle Invade Kogi State University

Herd of cattle takes over Kogi State University in absence of students. The image of cows grazing on the campus of Kogi State University (KSU) has been making rounds on the internet today. The image which was posted on social media by an alumnus of the University, blamed the cattle invasion on the absence of students from the University. The tertiary institution has been on lockdown for over 5 months now, as union strike action continues to hinder academic activities on the campus.
VC Gives Herdsmen Ultimatum To Withdraw Cattle From Campus
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VC Gives Herdsmen Ultimatum To Withdraw Cattle From Campus

PROFESSOR Enefiok Essien, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Uyo, has ordered herdsmen operating within the university community to relocate their cattle from the campus within two weeks. Essien, who made the call at a meeting with the herdsmen, led by their head, Alhaji Farouk Miyetti Allah, in Uyo on Monday, said the action would prevent cattle from constituting a nuisance to the environment. According to a statement by the university’s Director of Public Relations, Godfrey Essien, the vice-chancellor said the order became imperative as part of efforts to promote peace and unity on the university campus. The deadline that was given to the herdsmen, which began on April 28, would expire on May 11. ALSO READ: $5.9M: Jonathan Storms Skye Bank, Denied Access To Fund Essien not...
Benue Bans Open Grazing Of Cattle, Stipulates 5-year-jail Term, N1m Fine
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Benue Bans Open Grazing Of Cattle, Stipulates 5-year-jail Term, N1m Fine

The Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday successfully passed the bill prohibiting Open Rearing and Grazing into law. The house had on Tuesday received the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources on the bill to prohibit Open grazing in the State. The report was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. James Gbande. A perusal of the report shows that the title of the bill was changed from Livestock Promotion, Development and Regulatory Agency establishment bill, to a bill to prohibiting Open Rearing and Grazing of Livestock and provide for the establishment of Ranches and Livestock administration, regulation and control, in line with the feelings of Benue people. The lawmakers, who debated upon the bill on Thursday, agreed that the development wou...
Soyinka: “Let’s Boycott Cow Meat, Boko Haram May Use Cattle As Suicide Bombers”
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Soyinka: “Let’s Boycott Cow Meat, Boko Haram May Use Cattle As Suicide Bombers”

Literary Icon and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka yesterday raised the alarm that herdsmen in the country were going about with conqueror mentality, suggesting that there is a movement to enslave the entire nation. According to him, he returned from a trip outside the country to see that his sanctuary in Abeokuta, Ogun State had been violated and this time, the herders not only went through his abode but took their cows to his door step. Soyinka who spoke at Freedom Square, Lagos yesterday expressed worry that the government had left the citizenry to protect themselves, and called for a summit of all stakeholders involving herders, cattle owners, farmers and tourists “to chart a way forward in stopping the threat to lives and rapes that the herders spread,” pointing out that t...
Boko Haram Kills 4 Soldiers In Maiduguri, 5 Injured, 4 Missing
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Boko Haram Kills 4 Soldiers In Maiduguri, 5 Injured, 4 Missing

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four soldiers in an ambush in northeast Nigeria, where they torched an army base a day after killing seven civilians, a soldier and witnesses said. “Our men came under attack near Gubdori village yesterday,” the soldier told AFP, asking not to be named. “We lost four men in the ambush. Five were injured and four are still missing.” The Islamists opened fire on an army convoy heading to the small town of Gulumba in Borno state, he added. Military reinforcements came from the town and the attackers “were forced to withdraw after suffering heavy casualties”. The assailants came from the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, son of the sect’s founder Mohammed Yusuf, the soldier added, in an account confirmed by two vigilantes. Bar...
DELSU Staff Murdered In His Farm By Fulani Herdsmen In Abraka, Delta
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DELSU Staff Murdered In His Farm By Fulani Herdsmen In Abraka, Delta

Another of my Constituent, Mr. Sunday Idama, a Senior Staff of the Delta State University, Abraka- Library Department, 50 years with 14 children was brutally murdered by the ravaging Fulani Herdsmen on Friday in his Cassava farmland in Ovre Abraka. I have reported to the whole world that I was briefed by my constituents residing across Ethiope East Mainland; towns/villages and Ethiope East Hinterlands; Ovre-Eku/Abraka/Igun of the sighting by some of them of an unspecified Helicopter said to be dropping supplies in the same Ovre-Eku/Abraka axis. Since after my receipt of that brief, five of my Constituents namely Mr. Philip Akpine, Mr.Francis Okotie, Mr. Sunday Couple, Mr. Eyabigun Akpovena and Mr. Sunday Idama have all been slaughtered by this mercenaries; Fulani Herdsmen in their fa...
13 Mar, 1920 – U.S.A. Beef Improvements
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13 Mar, 1920 – U.S.A. Beef Improvements

13th March, 1920 : Improvements in the type and quality of beef were proposed by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture). USDA tips given to farmers included the following: providing enough feed and pasture, proper breeding procedures, correct fattening techniques, and adequate shelter. Farmers were also advised as how to decide whether cattle would produce suitable beef. For instance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture urged farmers to use pure bread registered bull in order for choice calves to be born consistently. Replacing old cows with heifer calves was also sometimes necessary for breeding in order to ensure quality meat production. Work also needed to be done in order to prevent disease to the flock of cattle as well.
Tension In Ekiti Community As Herdsman Is Beheaded
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Tension In Ekiti Community As Herdsman Is Beheaded

Barely two days after some assailants trailed a farmer from Orisunmibare in Oye Local Government Area to his farm and had his head and hands chopped off, a herdsman, Ahmed Dele was yesterday beheaded by unidentified persons in Omu town, in the same local government. The victim, it was learnt was pursued by his assailants while on grazing expedition before they caught up with him few kilometers away from the town where he was killed and his head removed. Confirming the incident, Secretary Jamunati Fulbe Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Chapter, Idris Salaudeen said the victim was a member of the association. According to him, Dele, 26, a Fulani from Kwara State was declared missing by his boss, Jimoh Dele last Monday, after he failed to return home with his Cattle. He added that...
Man Rams Into A Herd Of Cows In Yenagoa With His Car
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Man Rams Into A Herd Of Cows In Yenagoa With His Car

Wonders, they say, shall never end. While Nigerians are crying about the activities of Fulani herdsmen, no one can envisage people are also at the mercy of their cows. According to a story shared on Facebook by Swamp Area News, this is the also the case, when a man rammed his car into a herd of cows, sustaining injuries. Here is the post: No fewer than five cows lost their lives and two others badly injured last night at the Opolo area of Sani Abacha Expressway in Yenagoa, when a car accidentally rammed into hundreds of cows that were freely occupying the highway. An unconfirmed report has it that the driver of the car who also sustained several injuries managed to remove his car which still has shattered pieces of it on the accident scene, & is now responding to treatment in an ...
2 Missing Herdsmen Found Dead In Delta State
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2 Missing Herdsmen Found Dead In Delta State

ASABA— The lifeless bodies of two herdsmen declared missing last week were reportedly discovered at a bush around Ossissa community, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State, by police. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, told Vanguard that the corpses were found on Saturday, three days after they were declared missing alongside the cattle that were in their possession. Aniamaka said: “On January 25, at about 10p.m., one Abubakar Abdul, a cattle owner reported that two of his herdsmen were missing around Olor-Ossissa, along with about 140 cattle. “Following the information, there was a search by the police in the Ashaka Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, the owner of the cattle and members of the local vigilante team. ...

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