Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday, April 17, inaugurated a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the suspected herdsmen attacks in the Ogane-Nigwu, Ojuwo-Ajimadi and Agbenema-Ife areas of the state.
The executive secretary, Benue State Teaching Service Board, Wilfred Uji, stated that the persistent herdsmen attacks on Benue communities had disrupted the school calendar and forced 300,000 children out of school.
No less than 32 people of Tiv origin have been reported dead after gunmen suspected to be herdsmen launched a deadly attack on several Tiv villages in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of Nasarawa state.
The chairman of Takum local government area, Shiban Tikari, has faulted a statement by the army that two suspects who were arrested in Takum were perpetrators of crises in Takum and Ussa council areas of Taraba state.
The Middle Belt Conscience Guard said the setting up of the panel of inquiry on TY Danjuma's comment and Buratai's pledge not to spare any personnel found to have compromised in their services to the country is reassuring.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has condemned renewed attacks on the people of the state by suspected herdsmen. The governor described the fresh attacks in parts of the state as barbaric, inhuman and unacceptable.
The ongoing clashes between herdsmen and farmers will be worse in 2019 if nothing is done to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling, the minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has warned.
The Benue police command has arrested 28 persons allegedly involved in the killing of 10 herdsmen in the state. Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in state, said the arraignment was meant to discourage crime.
It is the Nigerian Army’s constitutional response to defend the territorial integrity of the county and assistance to the civil authorities in maintaining peace and security, where civil security is overwhelmed.
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed a pastor of the Church of God Mission, one Pius Eromosele, in Odighi community, Ovia North-East local government area of state, after his family failed to pay ransom.
The police have arrested a herder with one AK-47 Riffle and 7.62 Ammunition in Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu east local government area of Enugu state.The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Saturday.
A farmer, Ogbonna, has warned that food security may be threatened in Nigeria in the near future because of persistent herdsmen attacks and climate change. Ogbonna said the future of agriculture was not looking good.
Members of the House of Representatives from Benue state have called on the federal government to declare herdsmen as terrorists. They made the statement when raising alarm over alleged recent killings in the state.
Five persons, including the community leader of Sarari village, were on Thursday afternoon, April 5, killed after bandits stormed their village located near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
Herdsmen have reportedly killed two persons in Agasha town, Guma local government area in Benue state.The herdsmen also shot and wounded three persons who are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and rustled hundred cows
The president directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to commence an assessment of the level damage in communities affected by violence caused by herdsmen-farmers’ clashes in some parts of the country.
Abdul Ganiy Bello, an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, has alleged that killer herdsmen in Nigeria could be linked to Boko Haram terrorist group. Bello warned Nigerians to be careful and vigilant especially with politicians.
The federal government is mapping out strategies to halt the incessant killings in Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna state, the interior minister, Dambazzau said on Tuesday, April 3. He made the statement during a visit to the troubled area.
It was gathered that suspected herdsmen had invaded the a private residence belonging to Barrister Eric Ogudu and started plucking mangoes in the compound. The security guard alerted community members thus angering the herdsmen.
The president general of Tiv Youths Organization, Timothy Hembaor, has condemned the statement credited to the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, calling on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Benue state.
Residents of communities in Tombo ward, Logo local government area of Benue have reportedly deserted their homes after herdsmen allegedly invaded the area. A community leader, Job Tiza, said the invaders destroy crops.
A group, the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), has said former minister of defence, Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), should be called to order for urging Nigerians to defend themselves against attack.