Herdsmen kill 13 in Benue, displaced thousands

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Suspected herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons invaded Itakpa in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State and killed about 13 people. Reports said thousands of residents of the local government, old men, women and children have been displaced from their ancestral homes. One of the natives of the area, Mr. Lawrence Okwe, told New Telegraph in Makurdi that because “Igede women do not see mangled or charred or mutilated bodies of dead people, some of the bodies were hurriedly buried before daybreak”. Okwe said the herdsmen invaded the communi ty…

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Benue: Armed herdsmen kill 13 persons in Obi LGA, thousands displaced

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  Suspected herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons last Monday went on rampage at Itakpa in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State killing no fewer than 13 persons. Reports say thousands of residents of the local government including the older men, women and children have been displaced from their ancestral homes. One of the natives in the area, Mr. Lawrence Okwe told New Telegraph in Makurdi that because “Igede women do not see mangled or charred or mutilated bodies of dead people, some of the bodies were hurriedly burried before…

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Herders kill three, abduct policewoman, others in Ogun, Delta

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Herdsmen have killed at least three people, injured many and abducted several others in parts of Ogun and Delta states. While a driver was killed in Ogun State, two vigilantes were murdered in Delta State. A House of Representatives member, Hon. Jimoh Olaifa, raised the alarm over renewed attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in his Egbado North/Imeko Afon Federal Constituency in Ogun State. Olaifa said in a statement that three attacks had been recorded in the area within the last four days. According to him, the assailants have either killed,…

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Ex-Plateau lawmaker: Herdsmen attacks claimed 40 lives, 330 houses torched in 4 months

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A former member, House of Representatives, representing Bassa/ Jos North Federal Constituency, Mr. Lumumba Dah Adeh, has cried out over the activities of suspected Fulani herdsmen, who have killed 40 persons, including women and children, with 330 houses burnt and 15 farms destroyed in his village between January and April, this year. Adeh, who is a former Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, in a statement issued to journalists yesterday, said Irigwe people, whose major occupation was farming, had been made to suffer deprivation and colossal losses…

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Suspected Fulani militants kill NSCDC Inspector in Benue

*Ortom hands over 460 cows to herders Suspected armed Fulani herdsmen have gruesomely murdered an Inspector with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Benue State, Inspector Joseph Ochogwu. The Commandant of Corps in the state, Mr. Isah Kamilu Ado confirmed the killing during the handing over of over 460 cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen that were impounded by the Livestock Guards for violating the anti-grazing law of the state. Ado said the Inspector was killed in Guma Local Government Area in his line of duty, a forthnight…

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560 people killed by Herdsmen in Benue, says Gov Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that over 560 people of the state mostly peasant farmers, as well as women and children, were murdered in cold blood by suspected herdsmen in the last nine months. The governor disclosed this while addressing major stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Gboko, Buruku and Tarka local government areas of the state also referred to as Jemgbagh geopolitical extraction. The event took place at the residence of former Senate President, Senator Iyorchia Ayu. Governor Ortom insisted that the killings by…

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2 herdsmen remanded over alleged armed robbery

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded two herdsmen, Abubarkar Mohammed, and Mohammed Isha, for allegedly robbing people on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho highway on Aug. 28. Police Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Sanni told the court that the suspects were arrested, following information received from residents of Olorunsogo community along the highway. He said that investigation revealed that the accused persons were armed bandits, who had been terrorising people on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho road. Sanni disclosed that the arrest of the two men led to the recovery of three motorcycle, five Nokia phones, one…

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Herders kill two, injure two in Plateau

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Two youths were killed yesterday morning in another fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Nding village, Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The killing came barely 24 hours when five miners were also attacked and killed in Ropp District of the same Barkin Ladi Local Government Area by suspected herdsmen. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mathias Terna, confirmed the killing in a statement. He said: “On September 6, 2018 about 0630 hours, the Plateau State Police Command, Jos, received a distress…

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Plateau: Herders burn pastor, wife, three children

…kill four others, raze 95 houses   Armed men believed to be herdsmen have killed at least eight persons in attacks on communities in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. They also burnt 95 houses. Among those killed is a pastor of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim, his wife and three children who were burnt to death by the herdsmen. It was learnt that the pastor and his family, who took fortress in their house, were killed when the house was surrounded…

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3 killed as suspected herdsmen attack Plateau village

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have again killed three persons and injured two in a fresh attack in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Among those killed are Ayuba Choji (27) and Pam Chollom (30). The attacks took place along Foron mission road on Thursday evening while their corpses were discovered yesterday morning in the locality. An eye witnesses and youth leader of Foron, Mr Mark Pam, told Saturday Telegraph that the first attack occurred in the evening around 4pm were suspected Fulanis attacked four persons in…

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