Borno Gov Donates Sambisa Forest for RUGA

MAIDUGURI – Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara, has donated some parts of the enclave of the Boko Haram, Sambisa forest, for the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. The governor also mobilised the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Agro Rangers and hunters to secure the large expanse of the forest and make it safe for the scheme. The allocated area (forest) covers six council areas of Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Chibok, Damboa and Askira/Uba. The governor made the decision public last Monday when he hosted the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi, who paid him Sallah homage. He said the deployment of agro rangers, vigilantes and hunters are [Read]

81 herdsmen convicted, 3,000 cows arrested in Benue — Ortom

 Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday in New York said no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law. Herdsmen along with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 10, 2019. – Kara cattle market in Agege, Lagos is one of the largest of West Africa receiving thousands of cows weekly due to the massive consumption of meat in Lagos area. Ortom, who gave the update in a keynote address at the 2019 annual convention of the Idoma Association USA, said implementation of the law had brought relative peace to the state. “We [Read]

BREAKING: Suspected herdsmen Abduct three on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Three men in a Toyota Sienna car were kidnapped last night by suspected herdsmen on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway. One of the passengers who escaped said most of the kidnappers numbering 15 spoke Hausa and only one conversed in English. More details soon … Punch [Read]

Suspected Herdsmen Attacks Ogun Village Over Cigarettes

Wife of the victim, Bilikisu, explained that the existence of the herdsmen in their community was becoming a thorn in their flesh. Suspected herdsmen on Thursday night invaded a village in Ogun State and reportedly hacked the community’s 76-year-old leader, Chief Ismail Adasofunjo, leaving him for the dead. The attackers reportedly invaded the village situated under Odeda Local Government Area of the state around 8:00pm, wreaking havoc all across the place including inflicting deep machete cuts to Adasofunjo’s head. The 76-year-old is said to be in a critical condition at the moment. According to findings by Saturday PUNCH, the elderly man was attacked following his wife’s alleged failure to sell [Read]

Suspected herdsmen resume, kill 16 in fresh Benue attack [READ MORE]

  Sixteen people were killed in a fresh attack on three communities in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen . The suspected herdsmen, who were said to have invaded the communities on Saturday, shot indiscriminately and killed 16 people . The Chairman of Gwer West Local Government, Francis Ayagan, confirmed the attack . He said, “Sixteen people were killed by militia herders in Tse Tuma, Chiachia and Tse Targu communities and neighbouring villages , all in Gwer West . ” Also confirming the attack , the sub – sector Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke in charge of Gwer West , Flying Officer Mohammed [Read]

Even cows in the bush are happy with Buhari’s re-election – Fulani Herdsmen

  The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to our source, the National President of the association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo said that even Fulani cows are happy over the victory of President Buhari over the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Recall that both major contenders in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku and Buhari are both Fulanis. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Bello claimed that so many people tried to use money to buy the group but they were led by their belief in Buhari. Bello added, “The game is finished and we are already in [Read]

Benue: Herdsmen rip open pregnant woman’s womb, bring out unborn child READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Sunday attacked, raped and inserted stones and stick into the private part of a pregnant woman in Yogbo town, Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The incident happened when the woman was relaxing with her husband who escaped when the men started shooting. It was gathered that the heartless herders used sticks to pierce through her private part to kill the unborn child. They pulled out both the child and the woman’s womb leaving her at the mercy of death. Upon her husband’s report, soldiers came to pick her corpse but discovered that she was still alive. She was rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital for treatment. It [Read]

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Fayose Personally Arrests Cow At Ikole Ekiti (Photos)

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as Governor Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti earlier today, he came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti. The governor however  demonstrated the seriousness of the State Anti Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the COWS was “arrested” by youths who chased the cows after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor’s security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too. Meanwhile, Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) will start work in few days time. More Updates on this developing story and many more shortly. Stay tuned to this space!! [Read]

INSECURITY: Gunmen Storm Benue church, kill 15 worshippers, Injure Scores, Raze Over 50 Houses READ MORE HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Suspected herdsmen have killed 15 people in an early morning attack on a Catholic Church in Benue State, officials told our source on Tuesday. The attack occurred in Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Gwer East Local Government Area. Terver Akase, a spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, told our source the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community. The name of the church is St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church. The murdered Catholic priests are Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers. Fatai Owoseni, the Benue police commissioner, and Moses Yamu, the command’s spokesperson, did not immediately return PREMIUM TIMES requests for comments about the [Read]