Tags : Herdsmen

Sheikh Gumi Makes Case For Fulani-Herdsmen-Turned-Bandits, Says “They Are Peaceful

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has reiterated that Fulani herdsmen involved in banditry are victims of circumstance. Sheikh Gumi restated his position during an interview on Channels TV on Monday, February 22, 2021. Channels TV reports that the cleric has previously advocated for the bandits to be granted amnesty after meeting them in the bush. […]

Deadly Attacks: “It Is Unfortunate Police Are Overstretched” –Benue Govt

The Benue State Government has reacted to the influx of armed herders and increase in deadly attacks in the State, lamenting that the Police are overstretched. The State Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu, in an interview on Channels TV, said some Local Governments in the State has as low as five Police Officers; noting that: […]

Southeast Governors Ban Open Grazing, Movement Of Cows By Foot

The Southeast Governors have banned open grazing and the movement of cows by foot in the region in a bid to tackle the security challenges confronting the zone. Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Mr Dave Umahi disclosed this on Monday, February 1, 2021, during the inauguration of the All Progressives […]

Governors Agree To Ban Open, Night Grazing Across States

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across States within the region.  This resolve was reached on Monday, January 25, 2021, at a meeting between Governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Channels TV reports that rising from […]

Akeredolu Bans Night-Grazing, Orders Herdsmen To Vacate Ondo Forest Reserves

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered herdsmen to vacate all forest reserves in the State within the next seven days. The Governor, who made the proclamation via Twitter on Monday, January 18, 2021, said the order had become imperative due to the increasing incidents of kidnap cases in the State. Arakunrin Akeredolu said […]

Security: “We Raided Forests In Joint Operation With Vigilante, Fulanis”

The Commandant of Oyo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), has said there were no clashes between his men and Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapa land and Oke-Ogun axes of Oyo State. The Commandant, who addressed Newsmen in Ibadan, said his men launched six operations in four Local Government areas, but that […]