Katsina Assembly To Meet Masari, 17 Brigade Commander on Monday Over Worsening Insecurity

The Katsina State House of Assembly is to  meet Governor Aminu Bello Masari, 17 Brigade Commander of the Nigerian Army, and other stakeholders on the 5th of July, 2020 over worsening bandits’ attacks, kidnapping, and cattle rustlers in many parts of the State. The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance presented to the House by a member representing Batsari local government in the … Continue reading Katsina Assembly To Meet Masari, 17 Brigade Commander on Monday Over Worsening Insecurity

Herdsmen are exploiting our gold deposits – Olowo of Owo

As he prepares to mark his 55th birthday anniversary on Tuesday, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, shares his life story. How do you plan to celebrate your 55th birthday? It will be just like any other day. I will be with my family and a few friends to celebrate it. I will ruminate over my life and thank God for the … Continue reading Herdsmen are exploiting our gold deposits – Olowo of Owo

Amotekun arrests 400 cows in Ondo

The Ondo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Operation Amotekun has arrested no fewer than 400 cows in its ongoing “Operation Clean up” in the state. The state Commander of the corps, Mr Adetunji Adeleye disclosed this to newsmen in Akure on Friday. He said the arrest of the cows was made possible with the support of local hunters. He stated that the directive … Continue reading Amotekun arrests 400 cows in Ondo

Suspected herdsmen amputate farmer in Nasarawa

Herdsmen suspected to be bandits dislodged from other states have, on Friday, attacked a farmer at his farm, macheted him and cut off his two hands at Ome Community in Obi Local Government Area of the state. According to an eye witness who disclosed the incident to Daily Sun, the victim was at his farm working when the Fulani herdsmen invaded his farm; in the … Continue reading Suspected herdsmen amputate farmer in Nasarawa

Ondo Assembly passes anti-Open Grazing, judicial autonomy Bills

Lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly have passed the anti-Open Grazing bill into law. The bill, when signed into law, would help to regulate security, rearing and grazing of livestock as well as establishment of ranches. Other bills passed into law by the lawmakers were for the judicial autonomy and violence against persons. The bills provide for a law to provide for the … Continue reading Ondo Assembly passes anti-Open Grazing, judicial autonomy Bills

Kanu: Arrest Myetti Allah Leaders Too, Benue Socio-Cultural Groups Tell FG

The three main socio-cultural groups in Benue State, on Friday, urged the federal government to effect the arrest of Myetti Allah Kautal Hore leaders to show its impartiality. A statement signed by the presidents of the three groups: Mdzough U Tiv (MUT), CP Iorbee Ihagh (rtd); Ochetoha K’ Idoma’s AVM Tony Adokwu retired; and Omi Ny’Igede’s Dr Ben Okpa; noted that the call was in … Continue reading Kanu: Arrest Myetti Allah Leaders Too, Benue Socio-Cultural Groups Tell FG

Buhari should be blamed for insecurity in the country – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the current insecurity plaguing the country saying he had failed in the area of giving the people security which he promised them in 2015. “Mr. President is the one creating insecurity problem in this country. The grazing routes he is advocating will only cause crisis. No room for reviewing land use act and we … Continue reading Buhari should be blamed for insecurity in the country – Ortom

Ogoni Elders’ Forum raise alarm over herdsmen encroachment, militarisation

…Begs govt for urgent intervention The people of Ogoni have raised the alarm over the spate of encroachment on their farmlands by armed herdsmen who brazenly destroy their crops. This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by the GboKabaari Ogoni, the Ogoni Elders’ Forum, signed by the Chairman, Monday Abueh, Secretary, Desmond Nbete. In the statement, the signatories said they … Continue reading Ogoni Elders’ Forum raise alarm over herdsmen encroachment, militarisation

FG to ECOWAS court: We only suspended Twitter, not Twitter accounts

A few hours to the hearing of the suit by SERAP and 176 Nigerians, the Buhari administration filed and served us a preliminary objection, claiming that “The subject matter of this suit is not for the enforcement of any human right recognized by this Court.” The preliminary objection was dismissed by the ECOWAS Court. The Federal Government’s objection, read in part: “Particulars: The subject matter … Continue reading FG to ECOWAS court: We only suspended Twitter, not Twitter accounts

Army Battle Armed Herdsmen In Igangan, Scores Neutralised

The Acting Director of Defence(media operations), Brig-Gen Bernard Onyeuko has revealed that in the Southwest zone, troops of Operation AWATSE of the Nigerian Army had sustained their operations against criminal elements to restore law and order to troubled areas. He said that the troops repelled armed herdsmen attack at Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on June 5. According to him, troops … Continue reading Army Battle Armed Herdsmen In Igangan, Scores Neutralised