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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...
IPOB condemns Miyetti Allah’s decision to deploy 5000 vigilantes to the South East
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IPOB condemns Miyetti Allah’s decision to deploy 5000 vigilantes to the South East

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has condemned plans by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to deploy 5,000 vigilantes to the South-East region. The Miyetti Allah group had recently announced it will be deploying the vigilantes to protect herders and their cattle in the South East. In a statement released by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, IPOB said it was ready to resist the plan by Miyetti Allah, adding that the position of the cattle breeders association was an insult on Igbo land. “The attention of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra has been drawn to the threat by Miyetti Allah to deploy 5,000 jihadists to Biafra land to protect their cows and herders following the floating of Ebube Agu security outfit by South-East gover...
Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said
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Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said

ICYMI: While killing our men, herdsmen boasted nothing would happen to them because their people head security agencies - Woman who survived Ebonyi killings Mrs Ngozi Odo-Abuchi is a graduate of the National Teachers’ Institute, who works in the Education Department of the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. In this interview with RAPHAEL EDE, the 49-year-old widow who survived herdsmen’s attack on Obeagu community in the Ishielu LGA on Monday last week, explains her face-to-face encounter with death We learnt that you narrowly escaped the herdsmen’s attack on the Obeagu Road. How did it happen? Why did they spare your life? On Monday, while I was coming home from where I went to, I mounted an okada from their park at the Nkalagu junction to convey me to Obeagu, my ...
Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah
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Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah

Fulani socio-cultural group, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herdsmen won’t be at a disadvantage if Nigeria is divided. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. According to him, northern governors would develop the livestock value chain if they stop getting “oil money” from the Federal Government. Growing disaffection and dissatisfaction in the country had made some persons declare their support for Yoruba Nation and Biafra Republic. Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho; as well as the Chairman of socio-political group, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof Banji Akintoye, and other proponents of self-determ...
Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah
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Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herders are facing so many challenges from hostile host committees including vigilante groups and other criminal elements who rustle cows in the country. The group said some displaced herders in the country, who were dispossessed of their cows, end up becoming bandits carrying out several attacks including kidnapping on Nigerians. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Alhassan said it was unfair to label every herder as a criminal, adding that it was sad that herders have been singled out for victimisation. He said the herders now turned bandits were fighting an economic fight and not an ideological...
Herders Receive N15m Ransom After Kidnapping Farmers In Lagos
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Herders Receive N15m Ransom After Kidnapping Farmers In Lagos

Suspected herders were paid N15 million in ransom after kidnapping two farmers in Shalabo village, located between Isiwu and Imota areas of Lagos state. TheCable understands that the victims were abducted last week Tuesday on their farm. It was gathered that the owner of the Ikorodu Integrated Farm had just returned to the country from the UK and visited the farm with his brother, where they were both kidnapped. The kidnappers first demanded a ransom of N10 million but later increased it to N20 million — before a middle ground of N15 million was reached. “The abductors attacked the farm with sophisticated weapons, leading to commotion and everyone scampering for safety. The victims were eventually kidnapped and after some time, their abductors contacted one of the family me...
Governors Ortom & Bala Mohammed Reconcile After Fight Over AK-47 For Herders
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Governors Ortom & Bala Mohammed Reconcile After Fight Over AK-47 For Herders

The media fight between Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi state counterpart, Bala Mohammed, over the bearing of AK47 rifles by herders appears to have become a thing of the past as their Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, reconciled them after a meeting initiated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital on Tuesday March 2, IgbereTV reports. The two governors have been in the news as they disagreed over the use of AK-47 rifles by herders. Recall that on February 12, Governor Mohammed had accused Governor Ortom of championing the campaign to criminalize the Fulani tribe. He also defended the use of AK47 rifles by herdsmen. According to him, the herdsmen deserve to carry rifles as the government has failed in th...
We Have No Refugees In Benin Republic – Ogun Govt
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We Have No Refugees In Benin Republic – Ogun Govt

The Ogun State Government has debunked reports being circulated in some news media that people affected by herdsmen attacks in some parts of Yewa North and Imeko-Afon Local Government Areas have fled their communities to seek refuge in the neighboring Republic of Benin. According to the government, the purported movement of the people was that of those who were not actual inhabitants of the communities, but those who came from the neighbouring country to lease farmlands in the area. The Chairman, Ogun State Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers/Herders Conflict, Kayode Oladele, made this known on Monday, in his remark at a meeting of the Committee, held at the Obas’ Complex Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Oladele said that there was no crisis in Yewaland that would warrant its people to bec...
Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume
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Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has stated that granting blanket amnesty to bandits as suggested by prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi may breed a new set of criminality. Ndume said this when he appeared on a Channels Television Programme on Sunday February 28. Ndume who stated that the government must tackle the banditry situation with the carrot and stick approach, averred that granting blanket amnesty to bandits might embolden other criminal groups and give them hope of bringing the government to negotiate with them. He said; “I don’t think blanket amnesty is the solution, because if you do that, another form of criminality may emerge, hoping that the government will bring them to the negotiation table. “I think the carrot-and-stick approach should be used...
Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks
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Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks

Human rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, says with the spate of kidnapping during the Buhari-led administration, he wonders when Nigeria itself will be abducted. According to Ozekhome, compared to 214 Chibok schoolgirls missing under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the situation has worsened with 807 school pupils kidnapped by criminals under the Buhari administration. The human rights lawyer while reacting to the spate of kidnappings, said “What the government does not still seem to understand is that because it has failed to give security and welfare to the Nigerian people as provided for in Section 14 of the 1999 Constitution, ethnic nationalism is fast rising in a way that ethnic groups and the various nationalities in the Nigerian contraption...
We Don’t Carry AK-47s Like Herdsmen – Benue Farmers Reply Governor Lalong
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We Don’t Carry AK-47s Like Herdsmen – Benue Farmers Reply Governor Lalong

The association of farmers in Nigeria says they are shocked by the comments recently made by Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong who said both herders and farmers carry AK-47. The Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesdays said they the governor is wrong and that they do not carry AK-47 like herdsmen. Governor Lalong had earlier on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television Breakfast programme Sunrise Daily lamented over the rise in arms proliferation in the country noting that both herders and farmers now carry AK-47 in self-defence. “We watched with shock, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong on Channels Television where he accused farmers of carrying AK-47 riffles like Fulani herdsmen. “All...
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...
Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom
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Insecurity: I Owe no one Apology for Speaking Truth to Those in Authority – Ortom

  The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said he owes nobody any apology over his recent position on insecurity. Ortom said he would not be intimidated into shying away from telling Nigerians the truth on issue of insecurity. The governor spoke in his home town, Tse-Adorogo, Nzorov Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Local Government Area of the state Ortom reiterated his stance that on open grazing as a panacea to the crisis between farmers and herders. He said: “I have been agitating in the last five years that it is time to end open grazing in Nigeria to put an end to the herders crisis that has now snowballed into a major threat to national security. “By the grace of God we will get there and we will all be happier for it. And like I said at the ...
Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki
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Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has blamed the tension in the state over the idea of grazing lands on those he described as the same political opponents he defeated in the last gubernatorial poll in the state. Recall that the governor had been reported to have promised to establish grazing lands for herders, but while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the presidential villa, Abuja, weekend, he said his government was only encouraging private citizens to do business with herders for profit. He accused the political opponents of deliberately misrepresenting the position of government for selfish reasons. According to him, “If you will just go through some blogs and some of the narratives ...
Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes
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Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes

State governors have agreed to compensate victims of herders /farmers clashes in their various states . The agreement was reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was presided by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo . The council presided over by sitting Vice President has all state governors and relevant, Central Bank of Nigeria’ Governor and relevant ministers as members. The decision to pay compensation was part of the communique read by the governor of Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun, when he briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Kebbi State counterpart , Atiku Bagudu. Abiodun noted those who suffered loses in targeted attacks must be made to have a sense of compensation . He also said the council re...
”Any cow seen on the streets in Akure will be arrested”- Rotimi Aleredolu says
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”Any cow seen on the streets in Akure will be arrested”- Rotimi Aleredolu says

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said that any cow seen wandering the streets of Akure, the state capital will be arrested. According to him, the government is banning open grazing.   He said this in a recent chat with TVC ''We are banning open grazing. If I see a cow I will arrest it. They can't move in Akure town. We wouldn't allow it. It is not going to happen. We must put an end to it'' he said   Following the incessant clashes between herders and farmers in the SouthWest, the governors of the South West state on January 25, banned open grazing.    
Gov. Obaseki Denies Providing Land For Herders In Edo State
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Gov. Obaseki Denies Providing Land For Herders In Edo State

1. Our attention has been drawn to misleading and false media reports claiming that @GovernorObaseki has agreed to provide grazing land for herders in the state. 2. Our position on the matter of grazing land is clear and has not shifted, which is that there is no free land for grazing in Edo. Grazing is an economic activity just like poultry and piggery or any other agric enterprise. Govt will not cede any land in the state for grazing. 3. I have continually warned against the politicizing of security issues. Some political actors are trying to instigate the type of killings witnessed in some states in the country just because they are embittered by the heavy loss they suffered in the political space. 4. Thankfully, their plans have failed because of the pre-emptive actions...
Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi
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Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has continued his call for amnesty to be granted to bandits spearheading violent attacks in the Northern region of the country. Gumi who appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday February 16, said bandits learnt how to kidnap from Niger Delta Militants and should be granted amnesty just like them. According to the cleric, only a handful of herders are criminals and they took up weapons to protect themselves from extinction after their cows which is their ''oil,'' were rustled. Gumi said; “We didn’t take a different route of trying to solve this problem and that is why we are still here today. And when we say amnesty, we don’t mean that anyone proved to be involved in murder should go free as such. “They learnt kidnappin...
Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders
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Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders

South-West governors on Monday said a lasting solution cannot be found to the issues of banditry and kidnapping in the region as long as Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) continues to support killer herdsmen who are not its members but because they share the same language. ­ The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Fo­rum, Governor Rotimi Ak­eredolu of Ondo State, who disclosed this while speak­ing on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’, monitored by Daily Indepen­dent said rather than taking sides with the criminal ele­ments, Miyetti Allah should join hands with them in flush­ing them out. According to Akeredolu, most of the kidnap victims who have been debriefed after their rescue said their kidnappers speak a common language which is Fu...
AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood
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AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood

Following series of backlash trailing his recent comments on the herders’ controversy, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has defended himself saying that he was misunderstood insisting, however, that carrying of AK47 by Fulani herders was the last option for self-defence. The governor in a press release issued by his SSA Media, Mukhtar Gidado on Sunday stated that “to the extent that not every herdsman is a criminal, the reference to AK-47 was simply to put in perspective, the predicament and desperation of those law-abiding Fulani herdsmen who, while carrying out their legitimate cow-rearing business, have become serial victims of cattle rustling, banditry, kidnapping and assassination.” The statement made available to newsmen late Sunday evening further contai...
Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle
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Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle

A farmer, Sunday Ahmed and two of his friends were working on Ahmed’s farms at Owobamigbe village in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on January 21, 2020, when some herdsmen allegedly appeared with cattle to graze on the farm. But Sunday and his friends resisted them especially as they had just planted some crops. A fight ensued and the armed herdsmen overpowered Ahmed and his friends. The two friends fled to inform members of the community but Ahmed was unable to escape and he was allegedly seriously inflicted with machete cuts by the herders. Ahmed said, “On that day, around 2 pm, I was working on the farm alongside two of my friends when we suddenly saw the herdsmen leading their cattle into my farm. We challenged them to get the cows away from the farm. B...
‘Which Law Permits Herders To Carry AK-47?’ – Ortom Replies Bala Mohammed
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‘Which Law Permits Herders To Carry AK-47?’ – Ortom Replies Bala Mohammed

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom describes as disappointing, the comments made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed who blamed him for what he termed ‘negative perception of Fulani herders’ when he spoke on the current security situation in the country. While Governor Ortom will not want to join issues with the Bauchi State Governor, he finds it shocking that a colleague who took the oath of office as he also did, to protect and preserve the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, now takes the lead in violating provisions of the same Constitution by calling for lawlessness. He points out that the most shocking part of Governor Bala Mohammed’s statement was where he defended herdsmen for bearing arms saying “they have no option than to carry AK47 because the ...
Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders
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Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders

Mr Obaseki, in 2019, during the now suspended controversial RUGA programme of the federal government, was among the governors who rejected the idea of the state government providing land for herders to build a settlement and grazing area for their cattle. “We assure Edo people that Governor Obaseki will not cede their rights and land to anybody, as our programmes as a sovereign state do not run on the back of any external entity,” a Government House statement quoted the Edo governor as saying then, in July 2019. “In all the agricultural programmes being executed by the Obaseki administration, the safety, security and prosperity of our people are the top priority and non-negotiable,” the statement added. Mr Obaseki, however, reversed himself on Tuesday, saying Edo State would c...
Abia Pays N100K To Herdsmen For Every Cow Killed In Clash With Farmers – Ikpeazu
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Abia Pays N100K To Herdsmen For Every Cow Killed In Clash With Farmers – Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia, says the state government pays herders N100,000 for each cow killed as a result of clashes between them and farmers. The state government on Tuesday accused herders of kidnapping citizens of the state and of destroying farmlands with cows grazing openly. Despite banning open grazing in June 2018, herdsmen have reportedly continued to violate the law in the state. Speaking on Wednesday on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Ikpeazu said the same sum is also paid to farmers whose farmland is destroyed by stray cows. The governor said the initiative is meant to gain the trust of the people and to prevent them from taking the law into their own hands. Asked what the state government is doing to enforce the law against open grazing, Ikpeazu ...
Give Bailout Funds To Herders To Buy Land For Ranching – MURIC To FG
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Give Bailout Funds To Herders To Buy Land For Ranching – MURIC To FG

The Federal Government (FG) has been tasked to do more than it is doing presently to address the burning issue of insecurity in the country. The advice came from the Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). The group wants FG to give the cattle rearing industry enough funds to buy land for the establishment of ranches. FG can ban open grazing after the bailout fund has been released. The suggestion was contained in a press statement circulated among the media on Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The statement reads: “The crisis between herders and farmers has generated severe tension over the years and it has resulted in open clashes with loss of lives and properties in recent times. In our o...
Attacks on Fulanis is setting Nigeria on dangerous path – Northern Elders Forum warns
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Attacks on Fulanis is setting Nigeria on dangerous path – Northern Elders Forum warns

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the recent attacks on law-abiding Fulanis in the southern part of the country needs to stop as it will be setting the whole country on a dangerous path.   Recall that there have been calls for the Fulani herdsmen in some South Western and South Eastern states to vacate the area over claims that they have continuously masterminded crimes in the region.   Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, recently issued an ultimatum to Fulani herders in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo state. On Monday, February 1, he visited Ogun state where he also vowed to ''flush out'' killer herdsmen.   Reacting to the development, the northern elders called on President Buhari and other security agencies to wade into the matter and stop t...
Herders Registration Begins, NGF, Miyetti Allah Back Akeredolu’s Order
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Herders Registration Begins, NGF, Miyetti Allah Back Akeredolu’s Order

The Ondo State Government on Monday said it had started registering herdsmen in the state with the aim of ejecting unregistered herders from the state’s forest reserves. The Special Adviser to state Governor on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, disclosed this in an interview with one of our correspondents in Akure where the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Governors Forum met. It was gathered that herdsmen had started leaving the Ondo State’s forest reserves in deference to the state government’s order, which was backed by governors’ forum and the Miyetti Allah at their meeting on Monday. The NGF and the cattle breeders’ meeting was on a seven-day ultimatum, which the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Monday last week issued herdsmen t...
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...
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
Akeredolu Cannot Unilaterally Oust Herders In Ondo State – Garba Shehu
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Akeredolu Cannot Unilaterally Oust Herders In Ondo State – Garba Shehu

The presidency on Tuesday noted that as a lawyer, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in tackling insecurity is not expected to unilaterally oust Fulani herders in the state or he will go against the constitution of the country. This followed an ultimatum issued by the government for them to vacate government reserves over security concerns. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja, the presidency maintained that asking the herders to leave can set off a chain of events, which the constitution anticipated and tries to guard against. It, therefore, called for caution on both sides. The statement read: “The Presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State and the ‘orders’ by the ...
Gunmen Abduct Housewife in Nasarawa State
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Gunmen Abduct Housewife in Nasarawa State

Unknown gunmen have abducted the wife of Eggon Youth President in Nasarawa state, Daniel Anyabuga. According to reports, the gunmen, numbering about ten, stormed the residence of the Eggon Youth President at Ombi 2 between 10pm and 11 pm and whisked his wife away. The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, who confirmed this, said four persons have been arrested while motorcycle used for the operation have also been recovered. The police boss said those arrested include two herders and two indigenous. He said efforts are being made to ensure the safe rescue of Mrs. Anyabuga.
Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide
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Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide

The clash of interests between herders and crop farmers may soon become a thing of the past, as the umbrella organisation of Fulani cattle herders has banned its members from grazing at night. According to Channels TV, this decision was taken on Wednesday at the annual general meeting of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, as a measure to curb incessant clashes with farmers. National secretary of the association, Baba Uthman, after the meeting told journalists that the decision would become an instruction that would be communicated to every member of the group, including those at the grassroots. “This is a decision that has been taken by the highest decision-making body of the association. As it is taken here, it w...
Oyo State Passes Anti-Open-Grazing Bill Into Law
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Oyo State Passes Anti-Open-Grazing Bill Into Law

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the anti-open grazing bill. The passage of the bill came 24 hours after Fulani herdsmen from various parts of the state resolved to use a legal option to stop the Oyo State Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill 2019 . According to the lawmakers ,the bill when it becomes law, will foster peace and promote agricultural business in the state . The House noted that the bill was also to end loss of lives and constant clashes between herders and farmers. The Speaker of the House , Adebo Ogundoyin , appealed to residents of the state to ignore falsehoods and misconceptions about the bill. “ We assured the people that all suggestions and memoranda of understanding submitted by various groups, agencies and representatives of different co...
36 Dead Cows: Leave Yorubaland Now, Gani Adams Tells Herders
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36 Dead Cows: Leave Yorubaland Now, Gani Adams Tells Herders

“They should move out of the South-West immediately because they don’t have anywhere to stay in the zone. The South-West will not be convenient for them”. Those were the words of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, while speaking on the recent tragedy, in which 36 cows were killed in Ijare community, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. He added: “We thank God that the Inspector General of Police and the federal government have taken the security of south west more seriously because they understand the economic and political implication of it. So, I think from the IGP response they are not living any stone untouched so the collaboration will start practically maybe next week or in two weeks. “I spoke with the CP and they said they would not leave any stone un...
Herdsmen Hail Suspension Of Ruga Settlements
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Herdsmen Hail Suspension Of Ruga Settlements

Herdsmen under the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has reacted to the suspension of Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) settlement initiative across the nation. The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had suggested and began the project nationwide with stakeholders not carried along. He said the initiative will bring a permanent end to herders and farmers clashes across Nigeria. Although it is said to be optional for interested states, the implementation of the projects in some states that rejected it fuelled speculations that the government was being economical with the truth. Those who rejected the move accused the federal government of spreading land grabbing for the benefit of the Fulani tribe. Reacting to the suspension of the project, Miy...
Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction
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Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, n the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were es...
Aare Adams Frowns at Kidnap Rate, Calls for S’west Security Summit
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Aare Adams Frowns at Kidnap Rate, Calls for S’west Security Summit

The  Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams has expressed worry over the rising trend of kidnapping in the South West even as he called on governors in the region to convene a security summit to curb the menace. In a statement entitled: ‘Still on South West Security Summit’, Aare Adams said he was disturbed by Area the spate of insecurity in the South West saying it must be “fought with all powers at our disposal.” The statement reads: “Weeks after writing my first letter to all the southwest governors, prominent monarchs and stakeholders in the southwest, many killings and kidnap cases have occurred, the latest being the murder of Mr. Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner on the board of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, and the abduction of Dele Fagoriola, former  Chairman of Akur...

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