Fulani Herdsmen

Two Farmers Allegedly Attacked by Herdsmen in Ondo
Fulani Herdsmen, Nigeria, Terrorism

Two Farmers Allegedly Attacked by Herdsmen in Ondo

There has been an alleged attack by herdsmen on two farmers at Ifira-Akoko in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State. According to the Daily Post, a youth in the community said two farmers were attacked when trying to stop suspected herdsmen from damaging their farmlands. See Also: Enugu Calls Emergency Security Meeting As Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores He also noted that the herders were infamously known for destroying farmlands at the outskirt of ifira near Idogun in Ose Local government. The two farmers were identified as Gbenga Omotoriogun and Duro Akadiri and they have been hospitalised as they were in critical conditions after the attack. The residents of the community have pleaded that the state government should intervene in the situation. Sourc...
Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison
Fulani Herdsmen, Human Rights, Judiciary, Justice, Law Enforcement

Sunday Igboho Released From Benin Prison

Popular activist, Sunday Igboho has been released. According to Maxwell Adeleye, a spokesman for Igboho, the Yoruba separatist has been set free from the custody of Benin Republic authorities. In a statement on Facebook on Monday morning, Adeleye wrote: "Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Ighoho, has been released by the Government of Republic of Benin." "The Activist was released on Monday to a Yoruba Leader and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Banji Akintoye and a French Language Expert/ Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Professor Wale Adeniran." Source: Politics Nigeria
Declare Miyetti Allah As Terrorists, They Have Bandits As Members — Governor Ortom Tells Buhari
Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria, Security, Terrorism

Declare Miyetti Allah As Terrorists, They Have Bandits As Members — Governor Ortom Tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the Federal Government to declare Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN and Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM as terrorist organisations. SaharaReporters had reported last week that a Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, outlawed the activities of groups linked to banditry and declared their activities as acts of terrorism. Read Also: Miyetti Allah Sect Vows To Arrest Gov Ortom When He Leaves Power The court had asked President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to publish the proscription order in the official gazette and two national dailies. Speaking on Friday in Makurdi, Ortom said the bandits being mentioned were mostly from Miyetti Allah Ka...
Oyetola Signs Anti-Open Grazing Law, Defaulters Risk One Year Imprisonment
Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria

Oyetola Signs Anti-Open Grazing Law, Defaulters Risk One Year Imprisonment

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has signed into law the bill prohibiting open grazing in the state. The bill, which was passed by the Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday, August 12, prohibited a minor from grazing and provided for establishment of ranches. The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, while commenting on the key components of the bill after the lawmakers had passed it, said, “A minor is prohibited from grazing, rearing or herding of livestock except under the supervision of an adult. “A minor who contravenes the provision of Section 3 (4) committed an offence, and the guardian or parent of the minor or owner of the livestock as the case may be, shall be vicariously liable on conviction to a fine of N300,000. “Any herdsman or...
Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos
Fulani Herdsmen, Lagos News, News, Nigeria, Security

Open Grazing Ban: Sanwo-Olu Receives 16 Southern Governors in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has started receiving 16 of his colleagues from Southern Nigeria. According to several media reports, the governor arrived at Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of their meeting on the state of the nation. The meeting is holding eight weeks after the governors met in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021. At the meeting, the governors would further assess decisions taken in Asaba on the open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism and the call for state police. Some of the early birds at the meeting include Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Godwin Obaseki (Edo) represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu. Others expected at the meeting are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia...
Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East
Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria, Religion, Security

Gov Umahi Condemns the Madness of Herdsmen Killings in South-East

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has condemned the increased spate of killings by herdsmen in the South-East region describing it as “madness of herdsmen killings” while stressing that it must cease immediately and herdsmen must abide by the culture of their host communities in the region. The governor who doubles as the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, added that killer herdsmen must desist from the unprovoked killing of South-Easterners. Umahi disclosed this while addressing a humongous crowd of the Christian faithful, stakeholders and political stalwarts of the state during the finale of the seven days praying and fasting convened by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State chapter, at the ecumenical centre Abakaliki. The crusade was organised to ...
Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano
Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria, Terrorism

Presidency Reaffirms July Delivery of Six Super Tucano

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to end insurgency in the country. The Presidency said the fight against insecurity will be revved up soon with the expected arrival of six Super Tucano light attack aircraft from the United States (U.S.) mid-July. Already, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 14 personnel are in  Georgia, U.S. for training on how to deploy the jets. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @GarShehu, on Tuesday. According to him, another batch of six fighter aircraft would be delivered shortly after the mid-July date of the first batch. Shehu also posted a short video of the NAF personnel in test flight operations with the combat jets. He twitted: “Test flight operations ...
Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume
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Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged the Federal Government to increase the military budget for buying arms to enable them defeat Boko Haram insurgents. He said if the military budget for personnel and overheads dwarfs the amount spent on arms and ammunition, the military would not be able to defeat the insurgents. The senator insisted that the military needs modern and superior weapons to defeat the insurgents. Responding to a question, Ndume said: “We are spending a lot of money on the Armed Forces, but we are not spending enough on the procurement of modern equipment to fight the war. “It is a different thing when we have a high personnel and overhead cost and a different scenario when you’re spending a little to acquire the necessary equipmen...
Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting
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Makinde, Gani Adams in Closed Door Meeting

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde and Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday met behind closed doors at the Oyo Government House, Ibadan. Details of the meeting, which lasted for about one and half hours were not made public but it was gathered they may not unconnected with insecurity. Addressing journalists after the meeting, Adams said it was in honor of an earlier request by six southwest Governors to fashion out ways of improving security. He said: “The outcome of the meeting is not something that I can divulge in the media. But I can assure you that we have a fruitful meeting.” On arraignment of some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), who apprehended the suspected Fulani warlord terrorising the Ibarapa region, Iskilu Wakili, the OPC leader said the mo...
Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina
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Wars and Rumours of War, by Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina It’s often intriguing to hear eminent and well appointed Nigerians talk about disintegration, destabilization and outright war, as if it’s a picnic. War? Not a tea party, and not something you should wish even upon your enemy. Nigeria fought a war before, in which about two million people died. There was sorrow, tears and blood, till good sense prevailed, and we said there was no victor, no vanquished. The scars of that internecine conflict are still very evident in some parts of the land. Why then do some newspaper columnists, public commentators, ethnic warlords, even academics, talk of war as something they long for, an affliction they want to inflict their country with? War? Is it a picnic or tea party? Hear what President Muhammadu Buhari once said to the ...