Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau’s convoy was on Saturday attacked by displaced persons living at Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Jos. Windscreen of many vehicles in the governor's convoy were shattered during the attack.
The lawmakers accused Nigeria's security agencies of failing to protect Nigerians despite the constant brazen attacks witnessed across the country, asking the Speaker to impress it on President Buhari that Nigeria is at war.
The southeast zonal chairman of the Miyetti Allah, Gidado Siddiki, the association was surprised considering the cordial relationship that had existed in the zone between the group and the five state governments.
A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, says it is unfair to blame President Buhari for the incessant killings in the conflict between farmers and herders in some parts of Nigeria, adding that no leader will encourage killings.
President Buhari on Tuesday, July 10, led other leaders of the APC to Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, in a bid to ensure that the party’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi, emerges the winner at Saturday’s governorship election.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state in a statement he signed and released on Tuesday, July 10, blamed the killings in the country on failure of leadership, adding that the deaths were avoidable and preventable.
The United States government on Monday, July 9, has called on the Plateau state government to ensure that suspects arrested for killing over 200 persons in some local government areas of the state are prosecuted.
Security agencies have been urged to find lasting solution to killings in some parts of Plateau by the state House of Assembly special committee on security during a visit to the police commissioner in the state.
Two prison officers attached to the Federal Prison in Makurdi have been reportedly arrested for releasing a suspected herdsman. The herdsman identified as Mumuni Abdulahi was arrested for contravening anti-open grazing law.
Stefanos Foundation, an advocacy group, has said that following the massacre of not less than 200 locals in Plateau state on Saturday, June 23, the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has rises to 11,515.
Legal luminary, Femi Falana is planning to institute a court case against the Attorney General of the Federation and the state Attorney Generals to prosecute all the merchants of death in the country and bring them to justice.
The federal government has appealed to all its citizens as well as members of the international community to refrain from spreading false stories and inflammatory statements concerning the recent herder-farmer clashes.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in a statement announced that it has postponed until further notice its planned public protest slated for July 11, 2018. It said it did so due to some circumstances beyond its control.
As the spate of killings in Nigeria continues to throw many families in grief, prominent Yoruba leaders have called on all southwest governors and opinion leaders in the region to defend the geopolitical zone from invaders.
The mindless massacre that took place in Jos on Saturday, June 30, have been said to be masterminded by some politicians. A member of the House of Representatives in Plateau state, Ahmed Maje, made this accusation.
President Buhari says only evil-minded people will accuse him of condoning killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen. The president added that it is Satanic for anyone to suggest that he is indifferent about the carnage.
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has criticised the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, over a statement credited to him that giving out land for ranching is better than death.
The situation in the IDP camps, a local non-governmental organisation, Women and Children in Community Development Initiative in Nigeria (WOCCI), fears could lead to severe disease outbreaks if not checked by authorities.
Prominent civil rights activists spotted at the solemn march includes Charles Oputa (Jnr) also known as Charly Boy and Deji Adeyanju of the Our Mumu Don Do movement; Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative and Aisha Yesufu of BBOG.
The National Committee of Yoruba Youth has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard calls for the sack of the nation’s Service Chief over increasing violence in Plateau, Benue and some other parts of the country.
Yusuf Idegu, the Nation journalist has dismissed claims that his story on the reaction of the leader of Miyetti Allah on Plateau killing is false. He said he stands by his story which is an interview with Danladi Ciroma.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has said that history will be harsh on the present administration if it failed to stop the mass killing of innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country.