Fulani Herdsmen

The raids by nomadic Fulani herdsmen are considered as the biggest security threat facing Nigeria after the Boko Haram insurgency.

The herdsmen, mainly from the Fulani ethnic group, and farmers often clash for control of water and land (grazing territories).

According to the Global Terrorism Index, over 1,200 people were killed in 2014 by different groups of Fulani herders.

In 2016, more people died in clashes with the herdsmen than in Boko Haram attacks. Follow all the updates on NAIJ.com.

Clash between herdsmen and residents averted in Kebbi as Governor Abubakar, security agencies take charge

Clash between herdsmen and residents averted in Kebbi as Governor Abubakar, security agencies take charge

Clash between herdsmen and residents averted in Kebbi as Governor Abubakar, security agencies take charge
Security: Kogi to conduct Biometric registration of Fulani

Security: Kogi to conduct Biometric registration of Fulani

Kogi Government is to conduct a biometric registration of all Fulanis resident in the state, according to a Government statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday.

Security: Kogi to conduct Biometric registration of Fulani
Presidency reacts to video showing herdsmen grazing cattle at Aso Presidential Villa

Presidency reacts to video showing herdsmen grazing cattle at Aso Presidential Villa

A veterinary doctor in the state house Haruna Tanko said that the herd of cattle seen grazing inside the Aso Rock presidential villa belonged to the presidency.

Presidency reacts to video showing herdsmen grazing cattle at Aso Presidential Villa
Breaking: Suspected herdsmen storm Adamawa, burn down villages

Breaking: Suspected herdsmen storm Adamawa, burn down villages

The attackers are reportedly burning down villages in their ways and attacking residents as they flee to safety, according to report confirmed by LGA chairman.

Breaking: Suspected herdsmen storm Adamawa, burn down villages
Residents flee as 6 die in heavy fighting between policemen and gunmen in Adamawa

Residents flee as 6 die in heavy fighting between policemen and gunmen in Adamawa

Police has confirmed that at least four officers have been ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Numan area of Adamawa state.

Residents flee as 6 die in heavy fighting between policemen and gunmen in Adamawa
Fulani group seeks FG’s assistance to set up ranches, vows to punish herdsmen indulging in criminal act

Fulani group seeks FG’s assistance to set up ranches, vows to punish herdsmen indulging in criminal act

The Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to support the states to assist cattle owners to set up ranches.

Fulani group seeks FG’s assistance to set up ranches, vows to punish herdsmen indulging in criminal act
I will not be part of any law forbidding Fulani herdsmen from grazing in Kogi - Yahaya Bello

I will not be part of any law forbidding Fulani herdsmen from grazing in Kogi - Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has insisted that he will not be part of any attempt to restrict the movement of and grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the state.

I will not be part of any law forbidding Fulani herdsmen from grazing in Kogi - Yahaya Bello
Even if your crops are destroyed in your farmlands, report to us - Police advocate for peace

Even if your crops are destroyed in your farmlands, report to us - Police advocate for peace

The commissioner of police in Abia state, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, has advised community farmers and herdsmen in the state not to take the law into their hands

Even if your crops are destroyed in your farmlands, report to us - Police advocate for peace
Declare herdsmen terrorist group now - Bishop urges FG

Declare herdsmen terrorist group now - Bishop urges FG

The general overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries, Bishop Chris Udeh, has said Fulani herdsmen should be designated a terrorist group.

Declare herdsmen terrorist group now - Bishop urges FG
What the recent killing of 60 Fulanis including women and children in Taraba means - Top Muslim group fumes

What the recent killing of 60 Fulanis including women and children in Taraba means - Top Muslim group fumes

MURIC has called on security agents in Nigeria to stand up to their task and bring the perpetrators of the reported murder of 60 Fulanis in Taraba to book.

What the recent killing of 60 Fulanis including women and children in Taraba means - Top Muslim group fumes
Herdsman in court for violating newly enacted anti-open grazing law

Herdsman in court for violating newly enacted anti-open grazing law

The Nigeria police arraigned a herdsman before a Makurdi chief magistrate court for open grazing, criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of firearms.

Herdsman in court for violating newly enacted anti-open grazing law
Anti-grazing law: Fulani youths appeal to President Buhari

Anti-grazing law: Fulani youths appeal to President Buhari

A Fulani youths group under the aegis of Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) have kicked against the recent anti-open grazing law.

Anti-grazing law: Fulani youths appeal to President Buhari
Army may deploy troops in Benue to stop resistance to anti-grazing law - Groups

Army may deploy troops in Benue to stop resistance to anti-grazing law - Groups

The army may deploy troops in Benue state to protect the lives and property of the people against any resistance to the anti-grazing law by suspected militants

Army may deploy troops in Benue to stop resistance to anti-grazing law - Groups
Suspected ethnic militia attack Fulani communities in Adamawa state

Suspected ethnic militia attack Fulani communities in Adamawa state

A reported attack by armed men suspected to be members of the Bachama ethnic group has killed about 60 Fulani people mostly women and children in Adamawa state.

Suspected ethnic militia attack Fulani communities in Adamawa state
Al-Makura makes moves to resolves farmers, herdsmen crisis

Al-Makura makes moves to resolves farmers, herdsmen crisis

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state said his administration would find a lasting solution to the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

Al-Makura makes moves to resolves farmers, herdsmen crisis
Reverse anti-grazing law now - Cattle breeders tell governors

Reverse anti-grazing law now - Cattle breeders tell governors

An association of cattle breeders has faulted the anti-grazing law enacted in some states as a violation of the fundamental human rights of herdsmen in Nigeria.

Reverse anti-grazing law now - Cattle breeders tell governors
I’ll give more priority to address herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, kidnapping and armed robbery - Buhari

I’ll give more priority to address herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, kidnapping and armed robbery - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has again commended Nigerians for their goodwill when he was ill. He promised to repay their goodwill by protecting their interests.

I’ll give more priority to address herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, kidnapping and armed robbery - Buhari
How Edo governor put huge smile on face of widow whose husband was killed by Fulani herdsmen, with major financial gift

How Edo governor put huge smile on face of widow whose husband was killed by Fulani herdsmen, with major financial gift

The sum of N500,000 has been presented by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, to Gloria Omoregie, the widow of a farmer who was killed by suspected herdsmen.

How Edo governor put huge smile on face of widow whose husband was killed by Fulani herdsmen, with major financial gift
We are not recruiting foreigners to invade Taraba - Miyetti Allah

We are not recruiting foreigners to invade Taraba - Miyetti Allah

Sahabi Mahmud Tukur, the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria has refuted reports that Fulani herdsmen plan to attack Taraba

We are not recruiting foreigners to invade Taraba - Miyetti Allah
Anti-open grazing law: Benue state govt arrests 5 Fulani herdsmen for grossly violating law

Anti-open grazing law: Benue state govt arrests 5 Fulani herdsmen for grossly violating law

Five Fulani herdsmen have been arrested by the Benue state government for gross violation of the anti-open grazing law which took effect on November 1.

Anti-open grazing law: Benue state govt arrests 5 Fulani herdsmen for grossly violating law
Anti-open grazing law is a ‘time bomb’ which can lead to crisis - Angry Fulani herdsmen declare

Anti-open grazing law is a ‘time bomb’ which can lead to crisis - Angry Fulani herdsmen declare

The newly enacted anti-open grazing law has been described as a ‘time bomb’ by the umbrella association for Fulani herdsmen, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.

Anti-open grazing law is a ‘time bomb’ which can lead to crisis - Angry Fulani herdsmen declare
Why herdsmen should be treated like Boko Haram - Rep tells federal government

Why herdsmen should be treated like Boko Haram - Rep tells federal government

A member of the House of Representatives, Istifanus Gyang, has prayed to the federal government to see herdsmen as terrorists and be treated like Boko Haram.

Why herdsmen should be treated like Boko Haram - Rep tells federal government
1 killed as herdsmen storm Adamawa community

1 killed as herdsmen storm Adamawa community

NAIJ.com gathered that hat the suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the Koh community in Geiri local government area at about11.30 pm on Sunday, November 12.

1 killed as herdsmen storm Adamawa community
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