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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha. The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said  Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA. Ikeokwu said the  Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits. The statement read; “On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgot...
Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State
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Youths Resist Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Ebonyi State

There was tension on Thursday night at Ugwuachara in Ebonyi State after suspected Fulani Herdsmen stormed the area to carry out an attack on the members of the community. According to report gathered by IGBERE TV, youths of the community resisted the Fulani herdsmen that invaded the community with different kinds of weapons raging from cutlass to guns, etc. Speaking with IGBERE TV on the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area said what the villagers was because the youths of the community were at alert throughout the night. He said the displaced Fulani Herdsmen at their former settlement centre located at Ugwuachara regrouped yesterday's night to attack the residents but was subverted by the combined efforts of the Youths in the area. He thanked the youths for being...
Umahi Condemns Killing Of 25 Persons By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen
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Umahi Condemns Killing Of 25 Persons By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

Governor David Umahi has condemned the senseless attack on the people of Egedegede in Ishielu Local Government Area of the State by suspected herdsmen. A statement by Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said the Governor made the condemnation when he personally visited the Communities on receiving the security information on the matter to ascertain the level of carnages. The attack which allegedly occured on Monday night led to death of at least 15 residents affecting Nkalaha, Obegu, Amazu, Nkalagu and Umuhuali autonomous Communities. Governor Umahi experessed sadness over the gruesome murder of defenseless natives by the marauding herders and charged Security Agencies to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice. "I got a very shocking ne...
25 Persons Killed In Ebonyi By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Disturbing Photos)
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25 Persons Killed In Ebonyi By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen (Disturbing Photos)

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen are currently on rampage in Ebonyi State and have killed at least twenty five persons. IGBERE TV gathered that the ugly incident happened at Egedegede Community, in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Speaking with IGBERE TV correspondent, a resident of the area who cried out to our correspondent said the herdsmen stormed their village on Monday’s evening, killing at least twenty five persons. According to her, "our village is currently under attack. About 25 persons were killed yesterday's evening by Fulani herdsmen." "About five motorcycles were equally set ablaze and three farmlands destroyed, we need help". When asked how it started, she said trouble started last year when the herdsmen destroyed farmlands of the villagers. "So ab...
Bandits Are Ready To Negotiate And Be Incorporated Into Society – Gumi
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Bandits Are Ready To Negotiate And Be Incorporated Into Society – Gumi

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the Fulani herdsmen involved in banditry are ready to negotiate and be incorporated into the society. Sheikh Gumi on Wednesday said, “they are ready to negotiate, to tell us their grievances and they are ready to be incorporated into the larger society”. The Islamic cleric made this disclosure during a virtual meeting hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. Defending his stance on the touchy issue, Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going on between people in the forest and the neighbouring villages and hamlets. When the herder felt he has grievances and nobody was listening to him, he took on weapons. “So when we went there an...
Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State
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Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State

There has been tension in Agbonchia community in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State after Fulani herdsmen invaded the area, destroying farmlands and assaulting the residents. SaharaReporters learnt that the invasion started on Monday with residents deserting the area gradually due to the fear of the killer herdsmen, who reportedly also raped some women in the community. Some of the residents told SaharaReporters that a massive peaceful protest is being carried out today, Friday, to force the attention of the state and federal government to the community which is presently under herdsmen’s siege. “Right now, farms in Agbonchia have been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. Our women are crying in the farms. To return home is almost impossible. Everyone is angry. We are p...
Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Hunters In Ogun
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Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Hunters In Ogun

Two hunters were said to have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Okun-Owa, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State. Residents of the community said they discovered the bodies of the slain hunters in Oko-Agerige. DAILY POST reports that leaders of the community have written a letter to Okun-Owa, urging him to save their souls. According to Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo, the leader of the community, the hunters were killed by herdsmen. Ogunbambo said they were declared missing on Saturday after they failed to return home a night they embarked on hunting. “A search party went to the forest and their shocking discovery was the corpses of the two young men,” Ogunbambo said in the letter sent to Gov Abiodun. Quoting sources who visited the scene, he disclosed that there wer...
Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms
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Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has visited the homes of two farmers, Mr Toyin Akeju and Mr. Yusuf Onuche who were found dead on their farms with gunshot wounds suspected to have been fired by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Angry residents, comprising youths, women and the aged, chanted war songs, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers just as vehicular and commercial activities were affected for a greater part of Saturday while the protesters blocked major roads in the community. Yesterday, two of our farmers from Isaba Ekiti, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gun shots suspected to have been fired by Bororo herdsmen. This, understandably, generated a lot of anger in the community. T...
Ekiti Residents Protest Killing Of Two Farmers By Herdsmen
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Ekiti Residents Protest Killing Of Two Farmers By Herdsmen

Residents of Isaba Ekiti in the Ikole Council area of Ekiti State, on Saturday, protested the killing of two farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday. The angry residents, comprising youths, women and the aged, chanted war songs, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers just as vehicular and commercial activities were affected for a greater part of Saturday while the protesters blocked major roads in the community. According to PUNCH, the victims were identified as Toyin Akeju, popularly known as Jisoro in the community, while the other, called Daodu, was said to be a labourer invited to work on the farm. The two victims were mauled on their farmland. A source in Isaba Ekiti said, "The two victims went to the farm on Friday, and they were killed ...
Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction
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Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction

Fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Ibarapaland area of Oyo State, following the return of Fulani herdsmen to the area and the alleged destruction of farms in the area. Fulani herdsmen had, in January, migrated out of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa, Oyo State, following the eviction notice given to Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho. Farmers in Igangan, however, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the herdsmen had not only started returning to the area but that they had allegedly resumed destruction of farms and threatened to attack farmers who resisted them. The Chairman of Real Farmers Association of Nigeria, Igangan branch, Mr. Abiodun Adegoke, in an interview with our correspondent, said some of the cas...
Bandits Kill 15 People In Sokoto, Kidnap Hundreds
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Bandits Kill 15 People In Sokoto, Kidnap Hundreds

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least 15 people in Tanau village, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state. SaharaReporters gathered that the bandits with sophisticated weapons stormed the village on Friday morning and started shooting indiscriminately. According to a source, the gunmen also abducted over 100 villagers, including nursing mothers and children. He alleged that the attackers were Fulani herdsmen who have been attacking the villages persistently. “They carried out deadly attacks and looted our village. At least 15 people were killed while over 100 people were abducted. They were shooting sporadically, they did not even spare any one, including women, nursing mothers and children. They herded them into bush,” the source said. Sokoto is ...
Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family
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Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family

A Royal family member in the Eggua community of Ogun State, Prince Olu Abiola, has explained how some of the victims of attacks by killer Fulani herders in the area escaped to the neighbouring Benin Republic. He disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Tuesday while reacting to a statement by the Ogun State Government that only Beninoise living in Nigeria fled to the Benin Republic during those attacks. “Some people really ran away for their lives because, at that period, those areas were not safe for them to reside. The Fulani herders laid ambush consistently to the extent that many people could not sleep in their houses. So this forced them to escape to other neighbouring towns in Nigeria as well as in Benin Republic," he said. Abiola, who was the former Chairman of Yewa North L...
No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah
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No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah

Coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that the blockage of cattle and foodstuffs to the South West through Kwara State will continue until the safety of Fulani is guaranteed in the region. Speaking to DAILY POST shortly after a crucial meeting of the association in Ilorin on Sunday, Mohammed, said the action is a warning shot to ensure a peaceful operation of businesses by the Fulani and to end the harassment of the tribe in the south. He debunked allegations levelled against the Fulani, claiming that not all of them were criminals, adding “Just as you have in any society where there are good and bad people.” Mohammed insisted that “It is not only Fulanis that commit crimes in the country, but it was sa...
APC Paying Tinubu Back For Betraying Afenifere Leaders – Ayo Adebanjo
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APC Paying Tinubu Back For Betraying Afenifere Leaders – Ayo Adebanjo

92 year-old elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain , Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, shares his experience as a fanatical follower of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He also speaks on the farmers-herders crisis, restructuring and the fate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Excerpts: The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) two weeks ago urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security could not be guaranteed in their host communities in the southern part of the country. They claimed the Yorubas asked them to leave and have been violent towards them. How best do you think this can be resolved without degenerating into another war?...
Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence – Lalong
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Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence – Lalong

Simon Lalong, chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Plateau State governor on Tuesday said Fulani herdsmen alone should not be singled out for blame for carrying AK-47 as farmers are also guilty of the same offence. Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed had incurred the wrath of Nigerians last week when he said herdsmen are compelled to carry AK-47 and other firearms for self-defence. However, speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Lalong said an investigation by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum also showed that farmers also carry AK-47 and other firearms for protection. According to him when the farmers-herdsmen crisis occurred in Plateau state, both herdsmen and farmers were arrested with AK-47. He said, “I am not justif...
Killer Herdsmen Are Ethnic Militants At War, Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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Killer Herdsmen Are Ethnic Militants At War, Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, insisted that the armed Fulani herdsmen are not bandits but militants fighting for ethnic survival. The former captain in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today, while reeling out his experience with the armed herders. His words: “It is a complex issue. It is an ethnic war and the solution is dialogue and teaching them Islam. To them, they are talking about an ethnic existence.” Asked if the armed bandits are Nigerians, Gumi said: “They are Nigerians. I hate to call them bandits. They are militants fighting for ethnic survival. They want to defend themselves. If there is peace, you will not see such things as banditry, kidnapping among others. If you are talking about victims, they have more ...
Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo
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Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo

The Benin-city by-pass in Edo State is gaining notoriety for kidnapping and banditry as a journalist, Ben Duno, who was travelling on that route with other commuters at the weekend escaped being attacked by the Fulani herdsmen at the weekend. Duno, who works with the Sun Newspaper, said they escaped abduction by the whiskers while traveling from Warri, Delta State to Ibadan, Oyo State, for a close friend’s wedding. Narrating his experience, Duno said he has never been terrified in his life, but he and other co-travellers nearly walked into the hands of the marauders terrorising the country. He said: “The frightening reports on the security challenges across the country, especially on some major highways traversing the country, where travellers are being kidnapped on a daily ba...
Governor Bala Mohammed Is A Fulani Terrorist – Ortom
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Governor Bala Mohammed Is A Fulani Terrorist – Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday accused Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State governor, of being a terrorist. “I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi State is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country,” Ortom said while addressing journalists in Makurdi, Benue State capital. “Why do I say this? This is the same governor who took the oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This constitution does not leave room for allowing foreign herdsmen to come in without valid papers,” he added. He also referred to the assertion by Mohammed that herders should carry AK-47 to defend themselves as being “unconstitutional.” “His recent outburst that Fulani herdsmen are justified for carrying A...
Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents
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Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents

Residents of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have said they can no longer go to their farms for fear of being killed, raped or kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. They claimed the recent killing of a vigilante and an informant of the Ondo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun, by herdsmen has created tension in the area with some residents fleeing the community. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the forest reserve area in Owo is now a no-go area as gunmen have taken over the area. He said, “A lot of things are happening in this area; this is the same area where they killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi. Unfortunately, the police are now inviting chiefs of that town to Abuja to come and explain why they killed a cow. When the monarch was...
Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass
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Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass

Three herdsmen have been arrested by police operatives in the Ayetoro area of Ogun State, after burning several houses and injuring some residents. The police recovered a gun and “a bloodstained cutlass” from the herdsmen after they were arrested on Saturday. The herdsmen are identified as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed, and Aliyu Abubakar. SaharaReporters learnt that they inflicted a deep matchet cut on a resident identified as Ismaila Alabi. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operatives combed the Igboaje bush where the herders were arrested. He said, “Three herdsmen were arrested by operatives of Ogun State command for the role they played in the attack on Bamajo village in the Ayetoro area of the state. In the early hours of the day...
Fulani Herdsmen: Adeboye Disowns ‘Prayer Points’ Against Fulani Moslems
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Fulani Herdsmen: Adeboye Disowns ‘Prayer Points’ Against Fulani Moslems

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has disowned a list of ‘prayer points’ against Fulani herders circulated on social media. In a tweet on Saturday, Adeboye branded the ‘prayer points’ as ‘fake news’ and said he never issued it and he never asked anyone to issue it on his behalf. The so-called ‘prayer points’ partly read, “The Fulani Moslems, well-organised, have encircled us with high calibre arms and ammunition pretending they are cattle-rearers, wait for orders to overrun our land and kill our people. They have perfected their strategies. “Now, oh Lord, arise and defend us; contend with those that contend with us. “Oh Lord, protect us. Stop them from destroying our farmlands, raping our women, killing our people, burning our...
Sarkin Fulani Speaks Yoruba Better Than I Do – Governor Abiodun
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Sarkin Fulani Speaks Yoruba Better Than I Do – Governor Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said that the Sarkin Fulani in Yewa North speaks Yoruba better than he does, stressing that herdsmen are not criminals. Gov Abiodun said this while addressing newsmen at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday. DAILY POST reports that the governor was at the Presidential Villa to present a report on the recent headsmen crisis in Ogun State to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abiodun, the killings in Ogun were not by Fulani herdsmen, but by bandits, whom he said were cattle rustlers. He said media houses were not helping matters, wondering why someone would be in a hurry to spread fake news. “The Fulanis have lived with us in Ogun State for hundreds of years peacefully. “The Sarkin Fulani from that particular corridor s...
Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana
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Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed's stance on grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday February 20, Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for Bala Mohammed who demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to say that herdsmen have a right to stray into people’s land and reside in forest reserves without government permission. The lawyer who also wondered why the Governor who defended herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles could go on to demolish a house storing such guns, averred that Section 43 of the constitution allows freedom of movement but does not give anyone the freedom...
66-year-old Woman Attacked by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ogun dies
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66-year-old Woman Attacked by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ogun dies

A 66-year-old woman, Alhaja Muslimot Morenikeji Salami, who was reportedly attacked by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ogun state has died. It was gathered that Salami was attacked by the assailants while going to her site in the Oru-Awa Road in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area on Monday, January 11, 2021. Alhaja Salami died on Tuesday, February 16 and was laid to rest the next day, Wednesday, February 17. According to reports, Salami ran into some herds and attempted to make a quick reverse but was caught by the attackers. The attackers numbering about eight reportedly emerged from the bush, cut off one of her fingers and shattered her jaw with bullets. The victim was said to have been taken to a few hospitals including the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo Un...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
South-East Farmers Demand ₦9 Billion From FG Over Herdsmen’s Menace
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South-East Farmers Demand ₦9 Billion From FG Over Herdsmen’s Menace

Farmers under the platform of the Eastern Farmers ’ Association have demanded N 9bn from the Federal Government as compensation for the destruction of their crops and farmlands by herdsmen and their animals . The group decried what it called the Federal Government ’s neglect over the losses incurred by farmers as a result of the activities of herdsmen and their cattle over the years. It said the compensation was to mitigate the losses . “ Since the advent of the Fulani herdsmen in the eastern region , the Federal Government has been paying lip service to the monumental destruction of our crops and farmland ,” the group said. The group ’s Coordinator , Paul Achalla , and Secretary -General, Nneka Orji , signed the petition . The statement read in part , “ The Federal Govern...
Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu
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Sunday Igboho is a victim of circumstance – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has spoken about popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi “Igboho” who triggered a controversy few weeks ago over the quit notice he issued to Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region of the country.   The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum who got interviewed on Channels Television on Monday February 15, described Igboho as a child of circumstance and further added that the situations that led to his interventions in security issues should be examined.   Akeredolu also affirmed that he does not support illegality and people taking laws into their hands.   He said, “Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance. We must look at the circumstance that led to each of these interventions. “I for one, I’ve alway...
Senator Adeola Threatens To Embrace Self-Defence Over Insecurity
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Senator Adeola Threatens To Embrace Self-Defence Over Insecurity

There is palpable fear that the crisis between Fulani herders and communities in the South-West part of the country may deteriorate, following threats by Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), to join his Yewa kinsmen in Ogun State for self defence. This was as the senator representing Cross River South in the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gershom Bassey, said technology was the best answer to the worrisome state of security in the country. Adeola, who made the threat in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, by his Special Adviser on Media, Kayode Odunaro, said his decision was provoked by the failure of security agencies to stem the tide of incessant attacks of communities in Yewaland by Fulani herdsmen. According to him, the federal and Og...
Gombe, Benue, Adamawa, Zamfara Ready To Receive Returning Herdsmen
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Gombe, Benue, Adamawa, Zamfara Ready To Receive Returning Herdsmen

The state governments in Gombe, Benue, Adamawa and Zamfara have signalled their preparedness to receive herdsmen relocating to the North. The Northerner Elders Forum had, in a statement issued on Friday by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, called on northern governors “to prepare to receive law-abiding Fulani herders who may be compelled to relocate to the North.” In a response, the Director General, Press Affairs, Gombe State Government House, Ismaila Misilli, said the state was ready to accommodate its citizens upon their decision to return home. Misilli said, “Anybody that is from our state and has gone anywhere to look for greener pasture and now, for his own reason, decides to come back home, we must receive him. He is our person, son or daughter...
Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah
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Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction from the South-West, citing their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire. Miyetti Allah also vowed to avenge the alleged attacks on and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, saying it would never tolerate any act of injustice on herders. The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Alhassan Saleh, stated these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH against a backdrop of the eviction notices issued to criminal herdsmen by some South-West groups and personalities. Saleh said it was wrong to drive herders out of any part of Nigeria and that even if there were criminals among them, it was the function of the government’s security forces to identi...
Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Farmers In Ondo
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Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Farmers In Ondo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night attacked some farmers at Ijugbere in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing three of them. This comes two days after a clash between the operatives of the Ondo State Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun, and armed herders in the same LGA, which led to the death of two villagers. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Agriculture, Akin Olotu, confirmed the killing to SaharaReporters. “Yes, it’s true, three people were killed, the place is becoming like Zamfara. Those accusing the governor of ordering illegal occupants of the forest to vacate the place, I think they should be charged as accomplices,” Olotu told SaharaReporters. “It obvious these bandits are ready for war. That’s why the gover...
Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike
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Residents Of Owode, Ogun Withdraw Children From School As Fulani Herdsmen Strike

Residents Of Ogun Community Rush To Withdraw Children From School As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Couple Suspected criminal Fulani herders have killed a man and his wife in their home at Owode community of Ogun State on Wednesday. The General Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, Mr. Olugbenga Popoola, told SaharaReporters on Thursday. The couple, according to Popoola, were slaughtered by the killer herders at midnight, and their dead bodies were found by their neighbours early Thursday morning. The incident has thrown the community dwellers into apprehension and mourning, while the police in the state have beefed up security in the affected area and adjoining settlements. It was reliably gathered that parents in the neighbouring areas ha...
Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze
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Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze

An Igangan-based farmer, Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan, from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao Area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died on his farm on Wednesday after Fulani herdsmen set his cashew and cocoa farm ablaze. SaharaReporters gathered that he died while trying to quench the fire on his farm. The commandant of Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, confirmed the incident in Ibadan on Wednesday night. Olayanju said; "Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died inside his farm at Itigbo, Apodun Road, Igangan, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. "It happened that his cocoa and cashew farm was set ablaze. He met his untimely death while he was trying to quench the fire. Hee was never attacked by any Fulani...
Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan
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Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan

Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The men, who were loaded in a truck were reportedly stopped by the Amotekun corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the the vehicle. Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were about 25 motorcycles in the truck which also had cows. Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States. The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the pol...
We Have Started Relocating To Kano – Herdsmen
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We Have Started Relocating To Kano – Herdsmen

The leader of Fulani herdsmen and Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, in Kano State, Zubairu Ibrahim, has disclosed that herdsmen from South West, South East and other parts of the country have indicated interest to relocate to the Kano RUGA settlement. According to Ibrahim, some of the herdsmen are from states such as Nasarawa, Niger, Enugu, Oyo, among others. He said that herdsmen from five states of the federation have already relocated to Kano. “We have some Fulani herdsmen from Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto, and Jigawa who are now in Kano,” Ibrahim was quoted by Vanguard. “The governor has invited anyone willing to stay in the RUGA settlement to come. If they come and they are good people, nothing will stop us from receiving them...
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We Have Frightening Evidence Of Heinous Activities – MURIC On Fulani Herdsmen

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that it has overwhelming evidence of destructions of farmlands by Fulani herdsmen across all the States of the federation. MURIC wants the Federal Government to compensate farming in all the states where herdsmen invade farms with their animals. PRESS RELEASE: HERDSMEN: COMPENSATE FARMERS FOR LOSS OF CROPS – MURIC TELLS FG The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to compensate farmers whose crops were destroyed by herdsmen’s cows. MURIC suggests that the compensation which may be instalmental, should be paid to farmers whose farms were destroyed in all states of the federation. The group said it now has concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips in which cows destroyed farms ...
Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue
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Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked and killed a young man identified as Terwase Iorbee in Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.   It was gathered that late Terwase, a talented footballer, who also worked as a commercial motorcyclist, was stabbed to death by the herdmen on his way to a fish market in Apochi village on Tuesday, February 2.     A friend of the deceased, Udam Samuel Aseer, who confirmed the incident, said the herdsmen pierced his stomach with a knife and also shot dead a man who came to his rescue.   Aseer wrote;   FULANI MEN KILLED MY FRIEND TODAY IN GWER-WEST LGA 02-02-2021   With deep sense of sorrows over the untimely death my friend/neighbor, Mr. Terwase Iorbee, I pray God Almighty grant ...
Edo Youths Give Fulani Herdsmen 14-Day Notice To Quit Farmlands And Forests
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Edo Youths Give Fulani Herdsmen 14-Day Notice To Quit Farmlands And Forests

Youth leaders in Edo State have issued a 14-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate their communities, owing to the killings and violence perpetrated by suspected killer herders. The youths spoke through one of their groups, Talakawa Parliament, at a press conference in Benin, Edo State on Wednesday, ordering herdsmen occupying farmlands and forests in Edo State to quit. The youth leaders, at the conference through the Speaker of the Parliament, Kola Edokpayi, warned that any act of aggression against the indigenes would not be tolerated. The youths said their order followed the killing of three persons, including two vigilantes by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday in Ugo N’iyekorhionmwon, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state. Same Wednesday, some aggrieved wo...
Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors
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Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in strong terms the eviction being issued to Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country. El-Rufai called on his colleagues, other Governors in the country, to make statements condemning and disavowing attacks and massacres of other Nigerians living in their states. The Governor spoke on Wednesday at a State-wide broadcast saying that indigenes of Kaduna State and other states residing in other parts of the country had reached out to him to lament the hostilities of their host communities in recent times. El-Rufai further called on members of the National Assembly to fast-track action on the constitutional amendments that would usher in state and community policing. The Governor began by calling on all Nigerians liv...
Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad
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Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad

Yorubas in the diaspora have opened A GoFundMe Page for controversial activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, saying it was to aid a struggle for the Oduduwa Republic. The campaign is aimed at funding a fleet of vehicles and other equipment for Igboho and his followers, who have been at the forefront of a renewed agitation for the actualisation of Yoruba’s secession from Nigeria. The campaign could add another layer of complication to the raging national conversation about Nigeria’s unity under President Muhammadu Buhari, whose governing style has been evidently sectional and divisive. Already, pro-Biafran sentiments have gained widespread popularity amongst the Igbo ethnic stock occupying the country’s southeast. Igboho has been in the news lately over his campaign to drive Fula...
Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila
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Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala, on Wednesday said federal lawmakers would come up with legislation to address the current unhealthy relationship between herdsmen and their host communities, especially in the South-West. Gbajabiamila disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tension is currently rising in the South-West with Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho asking Fulani herdsmen to leave the zone following cases of kidnapping allegedly traced to some of them. In Ondo State, the state government recently asked herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves within seven days. When asked for his vi...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo

A member of the Oodua Peoples Congress in Ondo State, identified as Adejuyigbe Daniel, has been reportedly killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in the Iju community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. The deceased was said to be one of the youths of the town who were searching for a missing farmer, Mr. Solomon Akinmeji, before he was attacked and killed by the bandits in the forest on Sunday. Akinmeji was reportedly abducted by the herdsmen in his farm on Saturday, at Okeji farm settlement in the town. The incident happened two weeks after the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, issued a four-point order to the herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves, banned night and under-aged grazing and the movement of cattle on the highways and within the cities ...
‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)
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‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)

'FULANI MUST GO' protest is ongoing in Uromi, Edo State. A large crowd of women are demanding Ian immediate eviction of Fulani Herdsmen as a result of continuous violence, killings, rape & Kidnapping attributed to them. Live from Uromi for Edo state: Women don block major roads, as dem dey demand say #FulanimustGo. Dem dey do dis one sake of say dem no longer fit go dia farms. �: Engr Kelvin Okpebholo https://youtu.be/Fk5i53WEy78  
Northern Elders Ask Fulani Herdsmen To Relocate From South
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Northern Elders Ask Fulani Herdsmen To Relocate From South

  Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security could not be guaranteed in their host communities in the southern part of the country. NEF also told northern governors to commence preparation to receive the Fulani communities being ejected from southern states. NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement yesterday, said the relocation advice became necessary following alleged attack on Fulani herders, families and communities in some states of the south. The forum warned that the nation would be treading dangerous grounds if it continued to tolerate demonisation of entire groups over particular types of crimes. The elders called on President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors ...
I Won’t Help Ayete In Oyo Fight Fulani Herdsmen Except Makinde Invites – Igboho
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I Won’t Help Ayete In Oyo Fight Fulani Herdsmen Except Makinde Invites – Igboho

Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he will not heed calls to help a community in Oyo combat Fulani kidnappers except the state governor gives him approval to do so. SaharaReporters had on Sunday reported that residents of Kajola village in Ayete, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state called on Igboho to come to their rescue and save them from a group of armed Fulani herdsmen headed by one Iskilu Wakil. The villagers had alleged that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village after the villagers served him a notice to quit. The people also said they had been suffering from incessant attacks and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for long, adding that the...
Police Denounce Burning Of Fulani Herdsmen’s Houses In Abia
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Police Denounce Burning Of Fulani Herdsmen’s Houses In Abia

Abia State Police Command has debunked a viral video in which homes of people said to be Fulani herdsmen were burnt in a Sunday attack in Ogboko Ozuitem, Bende local government area of the state. Speaking with ABN TV on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede said the video did not emanate from the incident of Sunday, calling on mischief makers to desist from spreading falsehood. According to the Commissioner of Police, some hoodlums at about 4am on Sunday invaded an open field in the community where Fulani herdsmen were resting with their cows, killing about 15 livestock and injured a herder whose name was identified as Abdullahi. She further explained that the Bende incident did not take place in a settlement but an open arena and as such no makeshift house...
Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen
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Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has condemned the alleged destruction of farmlands in Bende, Abia North by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This is even as the Governor frowned at attack on livestock allegedly belonging to herdsmen. This governor's position is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to ABN TV on Monday. The Governor while alleging that criminal herdsmen grazing their cattle in the open in Abia have masterminded recent brazen kidnap of innocent citizens around Abia North Senatorial Zone of the State urged security agencies to fish out those behind criminal activities in the area. The release read in part, "Consequently, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agents in the state to b...
Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen
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Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen

Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly know as Sunday Igboho on Monday visited Oja-Odan in Yewa area of Ogun State to chase out Fulani herdsmen living in the forest. “We are here today because the Fulani herdsmen are rubbishing our people. Kidnapping our people, slaughtering and raping our aunties,” Igboho said while addressing the people. “I’m in Ogun state right now to come and rescue my people from Fulani kidnapping, Fulani herdsmen, enough is enough for all the Fulani herdsmen in our land. This is our land, this is our nation, Yoruba nation. We don’t want any Fulani herdsmen, we are moving to the forest now to chase all the Fulani herdsmen. To chase all over them away, we don’t them in our land again.” Igboho also hinted that he has the backing of the Ogun State Governme...
Herdsmen Are Vacating Ondo Forests But Leaving Trails Of Blood, Tears – Abitogun
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Herdsmen Are Vacating Ondo Forests But Leaving Trails Of Blood, Tears – Abitogun

  Ayede Ogbese is one of the communities in Ondo State where Fulani herdsmen are wreaking havoc. In this interview with PETER DADA, Chief Oladimeji Abitogun, the Odopetu of Ayede Ogbese in Akure North LGA, speaks about the spate of insecurity in the state and Nigeria as a whole Q. In recent times, the kidnappings that have occurred along Akure-Owo Expressway between Ayede Ogbese and Uso communities are alarming. As a traditional chief, why do you think this is happening in your domain? A. The fact of the matter is that at a point between Ogbese River; which is our patrimony and very important to the people of Ayede-Ogbese; between that point and the community of Uso, you would understand that there are linguistic, geographical and cultural affinities between the people of...
Why It Will Be Difficult To Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana
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Why It Will Be Difficult To Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has said it will be difficult and inequitable to arrest the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho for asking Fulani herdsmen to vacate Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Falana, while featuring on a Channels television programme on Friday morning said the failure of the Federal Government to take actions when some Northern Governors repatriated Almajiris back to their home states shows that the issue of security in Nigeria is being politicized. According to him, nobody has the right to issue quit notice to any Nigerian living in any part of the country. However, the human rights lawyer recalled that the government at the centre did not deem it necessary to arrest a Northerner who once asked Igbos living in the North to quit, saying, “i...

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