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Amotekun and OPC Members Arrest 6 Bandits in Oyo Forest with 183 Cows, Weapons, Cash
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Amotekun and OPC Members Arrest 6 Bandits in Oyo Forest with 183 Cows, Weapons, Cash

Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly called Amotekun Corps in collaboration with Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) have arrested six bandits at the Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo state. A statement released by the commander of the Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka, said the operation was carried out while on their joint routine patrol in the early hours of today April 29. "They tried to escape from the scene but were given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried to evade arrest. We are still on the trail of others who managed to escape from the scene." He gave the names of those arrested as Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika and Umar Aliu Masika. He said all the six s...
Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities
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Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities

Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly known as the Amotekun Corps have seized over 250 cows following a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State. State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye who spoke at a signing for the release of the crops on Sunday April 18, said the herders destroyed over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including cassava, maize, cocoyam, and yam. Adeleye accused the herders of uprooting cassava, cocoyam, and yam tubers to feed their cows. He also disclosed that government would henceforth prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order. Adeleye said; “I was amazed when I saw the level of destruction w...
Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’
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Police Arrest 15 In Kaduna For ‘Killing 706 Cows, 75 Sheep’

Fifteen suspects have been arrested by the Police in Kaduna State for allegedly killing 706 cows and 75 sheep in Atiyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State. The suspects are said to have dumped the animals in a ditch after the carnage. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement, expressed concerns about the nature of the crime which he said was “perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the State ablaze”. He noted that the command cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands, noting that the command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out to prevent recurrence of such dastardly act. He added: “On 24th March 2021 at about 100...
Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows
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Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows

The Ondo State Government has said on Sunday that it would henceforth auction seized cows arrested for destroying farmlands after getting a court order, while the owners of the seized cows would also be prosecuted. The State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this during the signing of an agreement for the release of over 250 cows arrested by Amotekun Corps in Akure, the state capital. According to the Commander, Amotekun has arrested over 250 cows in the state, following distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. He said men of the Amotekun Corps had responded swiftly to the distress calls whilst the cows were seized after they discovered the level...
Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo
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Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo

There was heavy vehicular traffic along the Oyemekun-Oba Adesida road up to Alagbaka on Tuesday morning as men of the Ondo Amotekun Corps conveyed 300 seized cows to their headquarters. More than 100 cows were earlier seized on Sunday along the Akure-Ilesha highway for flouting the State government directives on open grazing and use of underage herders. The 300 cows were said to have been seized along the Ilesha highway. When contacted, Commander of the Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said he was in an operational area but promised to call back. He was yet to call as at press time.
30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing In Anambra – Miyetti Allah Writes Police
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30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing In Anambra – Miyetti Allah Writes Police

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has written to the police over alleged attacks on Fulani herders in Anambra State. MACBAN said there had been increasing violence against herders around Ayamelum, Anambra East, Orumba South, Dunukofia LGAs. The South Eastern Zone Chapter reported the matter to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, E Department, Force Headquarters. The letter signed by the Zonal Chairman, Gidado Siddiki, said the attacks resulted in casualties. The formal complaint stated that 30 Fulani herders and 322 cows are missing. “The lives of members of MACBAN are in danger in parts of these concerned communities. “We, therefore, ask for your urgent interventions to forestall further loss of lives and properties,” it read. A...
Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu
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Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu

Commuters and residents in Akure, Ondo state have reported an increase in disruptive encounters with herdsmen and cattle grazing along its major roads despite Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s order banning open grazing in the state. Some residents told SaharaReporters that some cows on Monday blocked a road in Ayedun, a popular street in the state capital disrupting vehicular movement for many minutes. It was gathered that motorists were forced to stop their vehicles to pave the way for the cows moving freely on the road. Cows were also sighted moving freely along Aule Road and in front of NNPC mega station, along Ilesha/Owo expressway. Akeredolu had in January banned movement of cattle within the cities and highways, underage grazing and night grazing. Weeks after, governors...
Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community
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Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community

At least four persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks in Kagara community in Niger State. This attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27. According to DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted. The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.
Makinde Compensates Owners Of Shot Cows, Foots Medical Bills Of Injured Victims
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Makinde Compensates Owners Of Shot Cows, Foots Medical Bills Of Injured Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday. Reports had indicated that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others injured. The state’s Police Command through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer had immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued. A statement by the Oyo State Police Command on Saturday had equally indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, add...
Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer
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Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer

Rashidat Olowoniyi, the 30-year-old wife of a murdered farmer in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, Dele Olwoniyi, has said she watched in disbelief as herdsmen macheted her husband to death, for challenging how their cows ate his cassava crops. Peeping through the curtains inside a small hut at a farm settlement located at Oha village in the Imeko- Afon LGA, Rashidat recalled that she could not shout alongside her only child of a 10-year-old marriage so that the killer herdsmen would not harm her and her son. Olowoniyi’s wife was said to have found him dead with machete cuts in his neck and other parts of his body. Speaking with Punch, Rashidat claimed that the suspected herdsmen were 18 and stormed the farm at 12am with six motorcycles and started shooting i...
Herdsmen Cows Invaded My Home, Police Lied; There’ll Be Suya Feast Next – Soyinka
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Herdsmen Cows Invaded My Home, Police Lied; There’ll Be Suya Feast Next – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Ogun State Police Command for denying that cows invaded his building in Abeokuta, Ogun State, warning that there would be a Suya feast If such happened again. Soyinka on Thursday stated that he would invite the police to join the feast as there "will be no lack for cadaver affirmation." In a reaction titled, "Mad cows and madder narratives," the Nobel laureate from Kemta Housing Estate, Abeokuta, noted that it was unprofessional for the police to deny an incident that had photographs and other obvious proofs. He said, "For those who truly seek details of the Ijegba incident, I hereby affirm that I was never physically attacked, neither did I attack any cows. The cows and herders did however attack my property – and not for ...
Cows Strayed Into Wole Soyinka’s Land But He Wasn’t Attacked – Son
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Cows Strayed Into Wole Soyinka’s Land But He Wasn’t Attacked – Son

Olaokun, son of Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says herders did not attack his father’s house in Ogun state. In a statement on Wednesday, Olaokun was reacting to a viral video on social media, in which it was alleged that the Nobel laureate’s house was attacked by herders on Tuesday. In the video, a voice who claimed to work for a media house, said some herders attacked Soyinka’s house and threatened to kill him. According to the narrator in the video, the herders were arrested and remanded at a police station in the state. Olaokun, however, stated that his father was not attacked, and there was no violence, although the herders trespassed into his land. “To repeat, I have confirmed that while cows did stray onto his land yesterday, there has been no attack, no violence a...
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 ...
Cryptocurrency is a shortcut business, invest in real assets like cows – Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba reacts to CBN’s directive
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Cryptocurrency is a shortcut business, invest in real assets like cows – Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba reacts to CBN’s directive

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has waded into the cryptocurrency controversy which was triggered by the Central Bank of Nigeria's letter in which financial institutions were asked to close accounts "dealing in cryptocurrencies or facilitating payments for cryptocurrency".   Garba Adamu in his tweet alleged that many people have lost money through cryptocurrencies which he described as a "shortcut business". He also advised Nigerians to invest in real assets like cows.   The presidential aspirant added that "Cow Ranching business is more lucrative than all cryptocurrencies combined."   He tweeted;   Better Investments! Those who might have lost their monies through a shortcut business called Crypto should learn to invest on real assets, l...
Kidnapped Benue Businessman Found Dead
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Kidnapped Benue Businessman Found Dead

Okoh Enejor, the  Benue businessman who was kidnapped by suspected herdsmen last week has been found dead around a forest location in Odokpo village, Okpokwu local government area. The body of the deceased who was waylaid along Odokpo/Ichama road while returning from one of the herdsmen settlements in the area where he bought three cows, was found after relations and friends paid N2 million ransom to his kidnappers. The Nation reported that Odokpo is a boundary village between Ado and Okpokwu local government councils in Benue, and it hosts a number of herdsmen settlements
I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako
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I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako

I am a Commander (rtd) of the Nigerian Navy. I am a Senator. I am a Fulani herdsman. I am, therefore, many things in one person. I was given a cow for every milestone in my life. I was given cows at birth. I was given cows when I completed my Quranic studies. I was given cows when I got married. My father gave me a herd of cows about 20 years ago when I became a ‘full adult’ in his eyes. I, therefore, became a herdsman by virtue of inheritance. The cows in my family have been with us for over a century. We know the lineage of each cow. Some of the cows recognise us. I have never killed any person. The narrative that I am a killer is, therefore, wrong. I have been told recently to leave Oyo and Ondo States by people who eat ‘kpomo, shaki, round-about, bokotor and beef. They are...
Benue Impounds 376 Cows, Arrest 6 Herdsmen For Flouting Grazing Law
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Benue Impounds 376 Cows, Arrest 6 Herdsmen For Flouting Grazing Law

The Benue State Government has impounded 376 cows and arrested six herdsmen for flouting the anti-open grazing law. Deputy Governor of the state, Engineer Benson Abounu, who disclosed this to newsmen in Makurdi, on Wednesday, January 27, said 376 cows and six herdsmen were apprehended in Kaseyo, Guma Local Government Area of the state, stressing that the herders were being investigated by the authorities. Abounu raised alarm over renewed influx of armed herdsmen with large herds of cattle into parts of the state. He noted that investigation following the declaration by the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule about regrouping of Boko Haram insurgents at the boundary between Benue and Nasarawa uncovered mass presence of cattle along River Benue in Agatu and Gwer West Local G...
Herdsmen Shot, Used Cows To Attack Me – Oyetola’s Aide, Mudasiru Toogun
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Herdsmen Shot, Used Cows To Attack Me – Oyetola’s Aide, Mudasiru Toogun

THE Chairman, Committee on Peaceful Coexistence between Fulani/Bororo and the Crop Farmers in Osun State, Mr Mudasiru Toogun, said Fulani herdsmen, especially the Bororo among them, on different occasions shot at and asked their cows to attack him and members of his committee. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, Toogun, who is also a Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Peaceful Coexistence between Fulani/Bororo and the Crop Farmers, said Bororo herders always attacked Fulani herdsmen. According to him, even though criminality has no ethnic colouration, Nigerians are linking Fulani/Bororo to more criminal activities because the group is problematic. “We got a call from a village along Esa Oke road. When we got there, we met a Fulani herder on the rice farm....
Cows Shouldn’t Be Roaming About In 21st Century – Adamu Garba
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Cows Shouldn’t Be Roaming About In 21st Century – Adamu Garba

Amid the crisis generated by the quit notice given to herders in Ogun and Oyo states,  a former All Progressives Congress, APC,  presidential aspirant,  Adamu Garba, has said that it is wrong for cows to be roaming about in Nigeria in 21 century. He also said there is no land in Nigeria that does not belong to either the federal,  state or local governments,  saying land can only be used upon agreement with the owner. He called on government to quickly speak on land ownership in the country with a view to resolving certain misconceptions about land ownership. Adamu,  who said these in a post on his Facebook page,  blamed those he called city Fulani for not making a case for ranching to be used for grazing by herders. His words:”I’m a Fulani man, but I can tell you that it...
Uzodinma Denies Paying Herdsmen N8m For Missing Cows
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Uzodinma Denies Paying Herdsmen N8m For Missing Cows

Imo State Government Thursday denied paying ₦8million to herdsmen, who allegedly lost their cows at Ezinihitte Mbaise describing the report making round on social media as fake news orchestrated by the opposition. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Hope Uzodinma, Oguwike Nwachuku disclosed that in the said fake news, “the criminals also purportedly wrote that the Governor met with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) at the Government House, Owerri.” He said: “Those who generated the obvious fake news also criminally signed off for the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, in a desperate attempt to legitimise their criminal intent and have the buy-in of the public.” He denied the reports saying th...
Hope Uzodinma Pays N8M To Fulani Herdsmen Who Lost Their Cows
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Hope Uzodinma Pays N8M To Fulani Herdsmen Who Lost Their Cows

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has disclosed that the State Government in its wisdom paid the sum of 8 million Naira to Fulani Herdsmen who lost their cows at Ezinihitte Mbaise, for the sake of One Nigeria. The Governor made this known when he received the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) at the Imo State Government House Owerri. Governor Uzodimma affirmed that Imo People are hospitable people and will do everything possible to make the State conducive for every Nigerian, irrespective of their religion or tribe. Governor Uzodimma also frowned at Governors who are rejecting and deporting Alamajiri from their State, noting that that is not the spirit of One Nigeria. The Governor further assured that Almajiris are free to stay in...
Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North
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Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, ordered the arrest of 14 men who hid inside trailers conveying cows from the North into the state, on Thursday night, May 7. The men hid inside the trailers so as to enter the state despite ban on Interstate travel. They were intercepted by security agents stationed at the state borders. Governor Wike has summarily declared that the 14 people are to be tested first for Coronavirus and then charged to court while the cows and trailer would be auctioned.
40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos
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40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos

A trailer loaded with cows and about forty men coming from Zamfara State was intercepted at the Berger end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway this afternoon, Monday May 4, by the Lagos state security personnel. Upon the interception, the driver and his passengers were ordered to return to the state where they were coming from. Interstate travels are currently banned as part of measures to stop the spread of the contagious Coronavirus. Only transportation of essential goods and services are permitted between states.
Yemi Alade Reveals What Someone Offered To Marry Her
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Yemi Alade Reveals What Someone Offered To Marry Her

Nigerian pop singer, Yemi Alade, has revealed that a Masai, from a tribe in Kenya offered 20 cows for her hand in marriage. The 30-year-old revealed this on Instagram on Friday when she posted a photo of herself in Maasai attire. The photo was taken from the making of the video of her hit single titled “Shekere“ featuring Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo. Sekere is the African version of a tambourine, where the music diva revamps Kidjo’s classic “Wombo Lombo.” According to the singer, a Masai had offered 20 cows for her hand in marriage, but was discouraged by his friend who said she was ‘fat and can’t build houses’. “A Masai Offered Me 20 cows For My hand in Marriage, but his friend said that I am fat??? and I can’t build houses!??” she wrote. Yemi Alade went on to ...
Ondo Community Seizes 150 Cows For Destroying Farmlands
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Ondo Community Seizes 150 Cows For Destroying Farmlands

The Ijare community in the Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Wednesday, seized about 150 cows for destroying crops on farmlands in the area. This came a few months after lightning struck dead 36 cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen while grazing on sacred land in the community. It was gathered that the seized cows were led to the farmlands by some Fulani herdsmen to graze and destroyed crops planted on the farmlands. A source in the community said when the farmers saw the havoc wreaked by the cows on their farms, they pursued them and seized the cows, while the herdsmen fled. The source said, “When the herdsmen saw that the farmers and some local hunters were coming after them, they abandoned their cows and ran away and the cows were brought to the palace of the ...
Yesterday I Was Walking Around With Cows And Now I’m Coaching Barcelona – Quique Setien
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Yesterday I Was Walking Around With Cows And Now I’m Coaching Barcelona – Quique Setien

Quique Setien admitted that he was in his hometown 'walking with cows' before the call came offering him the Barcelona job. The 61-year-old took training on Tuesday morning before signing a contract until June 2022. Speaking to the media after signing his contract, Setien said: 'Yesterday, I was walking around my hometown with cows around me and now I'm here at Barcelona managing the best players in the world. 'I want to thank this institution for giving me the chance. Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this. I have to thank the club. 'I'm excited about this challenge and this project. That is the biggest thing I have to transmit to the players. I have to show the players that and normally it's not very complicated for me to transmit that.' When asked wh...
Lightning Kills 8 Cows In Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State
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Lightning Kills 8 Cows In Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State

No fewer than eight cows were killed by lightning at a mountain in Oyinmo Quarters, Ikare Akoko the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State late on Tuesday evening. . The incident happened barely a month after 36 cows were killed by lightning in Ijare town in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the eight cows, owned by some Fulani herdsmen, were struck dead while grazing on top of the mountain. The two Fulani herders who accompanied the cows were said to have fled the scene after the incident. . However, a source disclosed that five men have been arrested by the men of the state police command for buying the dead cows from the Fulani herders. . The source said, “Immediately after the cows were struck dead, the two Fulan...
Lightning Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo
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Lightning Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo

No fewer than thirty six (36) cows were reportedly struck to death on Saturday by a mysterious thunderstorm on Oke Owa in Ijare community of Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. We reliably gathered that the cows were struck by thunderstorm in the late hours of Saturday without any of them surviving. The cows were said to have died for desecrating the mountain where sacrifice is made every year by the town’s monarch. It was learnt that the herders reported the case to the monarch of the town after the unfortunate incident. The monarch of the town, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe is always accompanied by chiefs to carry out the yearly sacrifice. The mountain is said to be a secluded place for the monarch.
Uganda To Issue Birth Certificates To Cows
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Uganda To Issue Birth Certificates To Cows

Uganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Vincent Ssempijja, has announced the decision of the government on issuance of birth certificates to cows and registering of farmers. According to reports, Ssempijja, while speaking at the official opening of the National Agricultural Show at the Source of the Nile grounds in Jinja on Tuesday, said the move was necessary, so ensure the traceability of their products and to enable them to benefit from the international market. Ssempijja said, “They (international market) want to know where the products are coming from; they have been impounding and banning all consignments from Uganda if they find one box with issues.” The minister added, “Farmers will be registered and their products given barcodes so that if...
Dangote To Own 50,000 Cows, Produce 500m Litres Of Milk By 2019
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Dangote To Own 50,000 Cows, Produce 500m Litres Of Milk By 2019

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, will own 50,000 cows by 2019, and produce 500 million litres of milk per year. The group, principally owned by Africa’s richest man, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next three years. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, Nigeria needs about 1.5 billion litres of milk annually. US department of agriculture also puts Nigeria’s “insufficient” milk import at $225 million per year, stating that the country’s dairy market has a potential in excess of $3 billion. With Dangote’s drive, the group will produce a third of the country’s ideal demand and nearly all of its current import. According to Bloomberg, the company seeks to expand and deal with a shortage of...
I Stopped Eating Cow Meat, Herdsmen Have Sex With Cows For Ritual – FFK
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I Stopped Eating Cow Meat, Herdsmen Have Sex With Cows For Ritual – FFK

Sometimes a very educated person speaks and you are in awe as to whether this person is really educated or just plan clueless, how can a celebrated lawyer like Femi Fani Kayode claim the herdsmen meat are already built for ritual purposes. This is what I consider the height of defamation and slander! I can never agree with this man's point of view and statements like the one he made below, reinforces my stance. Read his accusation on the fulani herdsmen below: I stopped eating cow meat when I learnt that the herders have sex with the cows before they are sold and slaughtered for their meat. This is done for sexual gratification and ritual purposes. The meat is charmed. That is why herdsmen NEVER eat cows: they eat goats and chicken.  
APC Chieftain, Muhammad Bagudu Sadiq Slaughters Cows To Celebrate Buhari’s Victory In Niger State
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APC Chieftain, Muhammad Bagudu Sadiq Slaughters Cows To Celebrate Buhari’s Victory In Niger State

Hon Muhammad Bagudu Sadiq,the immediate past chairman Bida Local Government Council of Niger state in celebration of President Buhari's victory slaughtered cows and distributed to APC party stewards and members in Bida. Hon M B Sadiq called on APC party supporters not to relent in their efforts in order to achieve more victory in the coming election of state governors and state assembly members.
3 dead, 24 injured in accident involving trailer loaded with cows
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3 dead, 24 injured in accident involving trailer loaded with cows

Three persons lost their live while 24 others were hospitalised in an accident involving a trailer loaded with cows along Kalgo-Jega road in Kebbi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the loaded trailer was heading to Lagos from Birnin Kebbi when the accident occurred on Saturday afternoon. 3 dead, 24 injured in accident involving trailer loaded with cows An eye witness, Malam Saidu Ibrahim, said that the accident was as a result of tyre burst. He said the trailer which was also loaded with other goods and passengers somersaulted when one of the tyres bursted. “The driver suddenly lost control of the trailer while he was trying to stop it when the tyres bursted. ” The driver cabin got separated from the main body and rammed to the ground,” he explained. ...
Boko Haram Steals 200 Cows, 300 Sheep And Goats In Borno — NEMA
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Boko Haram Steals 200 Cows, 300 Sheep And Goats In Borno — NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said Boko Haram insurgents came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere Local government of Borno state and made away with cows, sheep and goats. Alhaji Bashir Garga, NEMA’s Northeast Zonal Coordinator, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Garga said: “Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa village in Jere Local Government Area at about 7:30 pm on Saturday. “One disabled person was allegedly killed and 65 houses were burnt, while 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats were carted away”. Garga added that those wounded in the attack were provided with treatment, noting that humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted to ensure mobilisation of immediate relief assistance...
Cows Storm University Of Jos During Exam Period (Photos)
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Cows Storm University Of Jos During Exam Period (Photos)

A student of University of Jos named Markus took to Facebook to narrate his experience with cows while trying to enter his class for exams.According to him,he was blocked from gaining entrance into classroom by cows.He wrote... 'This is university of Jos. About to enter class for exams and cows blocking me? This is turning to something else. Authority should do something'
Cut My Brother To Death For Stealing One Of My Cows – Fulani Herdsman
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Cut My Brother To Death For Stealing One Of My Cows – Fulani Herdsman

A 22-year-old herdsman, Bello Musa has killed his brother, Abdullahi Musa, with a machete, over missing cow in Nasarawa State. He has also been arrested and kept in the custody of the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Nasarawa Police Command, Lafia. He was said to have given the deceased a fatal cut on the neck, when a scuffle ensued between them over the missing cattle. It all started when the sibling noticed that one cattle had strayed and mixed with their own herd while they were grazing their cattle in Akuwate village in Doma Local Government Area. The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, said the incident happened on March 9, 2018 and was promptly reported at Akuwate Police Station. He explained that the case was later transfer...
Cows Killed After Running Out Of The Bush And Causing Serious Accident In Port-Harcourt
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Cows Killed After Running Out Of The Bush And Causing Serious Accident In Port-Harcourt

A ghastly motor accident happened along airport road in Port-Harcourt area of Rivers state after two cows ran into the highway and destroyed a Toyota Camry with two passengers inside. The cows reportedly came out of the bush and ran into the vehicle – causing a serious accident. The Fulani herdsmen who were rearing the cows – allegedly fled after seeing what had happened. An eyewitness Ezebunwo Ichemati shared what happened online. Read below; The Rivers State Government and House Of Assembly should as a matter of urgency propose and pass into law the Anti Open Grazing bill to save our Daughters and Sons from the carelessness of these Fulani Cattle rearers on our roads. On my way back from Etche along the Port Harcourt airport road that leads to obiri Ikwerre, I saw two cows lying lifel...
Boko Haram Slit Throat Of 1 Civilian, Stole 167 Cows
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Boko Haram Slit Throat Of 1 Civilian, Stole 167 Cows

At least one civilian is confirmed dead and three others injured when Boko Haram terrorist struck a village near Maiduguri on Wednesday, a vigilante source said. Suspected terrorists stormed Kofa village along Bama road at 1:15am on Wednesday, stole  167 from a herd of cows. The source said the terrorists  operated for an hour unhindered. "They slit the throat of a civilian and 3 persons sustained various degree injuries. The source added that Nigerian troops later fired artillery guns thrice to scare the terrorists who fled with their loot. “We lost 167 of our cows to invaders but our troops, hunters and CJTF are in pursuit of the terrorists." said the source.
Panic In Plateau As Miyetti Allah Issues Threat Over Attack On Members, Cows
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Panic In Plateau As Miyetti Allah Issues Threat Over Attack On Members, Cows

Plateau State has been thrown into a state of fear, following alleged threats issued by Muhammad Nura Abdullahi, Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state. Fulani herdsmen in the state, on Tuesday alleged of the attack on their kinsman and the rustling of 350 cows belonging to their people. A statement by MACBAN Chairman in the state, warned that “these are the kind of situation that led to major violence” in the past. The statement reads, “We are sad with the information reaching us from our branches in Bassa and Riyom local government areas that Irigwe youths militia armed with sophisticated weapon had on Monday 15th January 2018 attacked Fulani herdsmen around Gilda Ado village in Ganawuri district of Riyom LGA. The attackers beat a ...
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We Lost 1000 People, 2 Million Cows In Taraba – Miyetti Allah

A Text of Press Conference by the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) on Sunday, January 14, 2018 Members of the general public are already aware of the burning national security challenges with violent hostilities affecting pastoralist community in different parts of the country. These very unfortunate crises have since degenerated into dangerously intolerable level of killings, maiming and unprecedented destruction of property. More worrisome is the fact that the pastoralist community which has been the main target of the offensive is also deliberately been pointed as the attackers at the same time. This horrible accusation in both intent and purpose is meant not only to smear the image of the herdsmen as a peace loving community, but to also al...
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Fulani Herdsmen: Nigerians Misunderstood What I Meant By Cattle Colonies – Audu Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has explained what he meant by the term ‘cattle colony’ as the only solution to the protracted clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers. The minister insisted that cattle colonies being suggested by his ministry remained the only panacea in sight to ending the recurring war. Ogbeh had on Monday said Federal Government had resolved to establish cattle colonies in a bid to put an end to the persistent Fulani herdsmen, farmers’ crisis across the country. According to the minister, facilities such as grass and water will be provided to take care of herdsmen and their cattle. Speaking with DAILY POST yesterday in his Abuja home, Ogbeh said Nigerians had largely misunderstood the concept of cattle colonies thereby, misinterp...
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...
Dangote To Own 50,000 Cows, Produce 500m Litres Of Milk By 2019
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Dangote To Own 50,000 Cows, Produce 500m Litres Of Milk By 2019

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, will own 50,000 cows by 2019, and produce 500 million litres of milk per year. The group, principally owned by Africa’s richest man, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next three years. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, Nigeria needs about 1.5 billion litres of milk annually. US department of agriculture also puts Nigeria’s “insufficient” milk import at $225 million per year, stating that the country’s dairy market has a potential in excess of $3 billion. With Dangote’s drive, the group will produce a third of the country’s ideal demand and nearly all of its current import. According to Bloomberg, the company seeks to expand and deal with a shortage of dol...
Armed Villagers Kill 2 Herdsmen, 2 Cows In Delta
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Armed Villagers Kill 2 Herdsmen, 2 Cows In Delta

Armed villagers of an unidentified community in Delta State have shot dead two herdsmen, Saidu Ibrahim and Malum Ali, indigenes of Kaduna and Borno States at Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area. They also shot dead two cows and injured five others, while the police recovered 15 expended and one live cartridges, eight expended 7.62mm ammunition and a torchlight at the scene of the incident. It was gathered that the herdsmen, aged 25 years and 22 years, were with two cows at a borrow pit located at Lagos Ogbe, along Ogume road, Kwale, June 8, when they were shot at about 9.00 pm by their assailants from the direction of Ogbole Ogume community. Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident, said the Ogbole-Ogume community denied co...
Akwa Ibom To Import 2000 Cows From Mexico
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Akwa Ibom To Import 2000 Cows From Mexico

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that his administration will establish a ranch in Uruan area of the state that would accommodate about 2,000 cows to be imported from Mexico. The governor made this known at the flagg off of an improved cassava stem plantation with the aim of crashing the price of garri, a local food made from cassava tuber. He said the process of acquiring the cows was underway and his government would ensure fresh milk for Akwa Ibom people as against evaporated milk. “Fresh milk is more nutritious and will enhance good health and growth among the people of the state,” he said, adding that consultants were working hard to get the projects started. The cassava plantation, located in the Okobo Local Government Area of the state, is among the pet...
Muslims Slaughter Cows At A Mosque In Bauchi For The Recovery Of Buhari
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Muslims Slaughter Cows At A Mosque In Bauchi For The Recovery Of Buhari

From the little I could understand from the story shared in Hausa by Rariya,hundreds of people gathered a mosque in Bauchi to pray for President Buhari's health and for peace to reign in Nigeria.After the prayer,cows were slaughtered as a sacrifice for peace in Nigeria and recovery of President Buhari. Our Hausa readers should please explain more with the help of the screenshot above.
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 ...

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