11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue — 8th April 2018 Linus Oota, Lafia About 11 Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State were on Saturday murdered in their cold blood in Yelwater, a border town in Benue State by men suspected to be Tiv militias. Our correspondent gathered that the herdsmen hail from Kendeh village, Awe […]

Ortom: No part of Benue will be captured under my watch

— 8th April 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed that he will do everything possible to ensure that no part of the state is captured by terrorists and other armed groups under his watch. The Governor stated this at the wedding reception for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ankor held at […]

Ten feared killed, many injured by Fulani herdsmen in Benue communities

— 5th April 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi No fewer than 10 persons were allegedly killed Wednesday by Fulani herdsmen in Mbakyondo, Mbakpa and Sengaev communities in the Agagbe district of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. Sources from the area told newsmen that the invading herdsmen stormed the communities at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday and […]

Benue: I’m surprised IGP Idris disobeyed my directive – Buhari

As herdsmen slaughter 2 Police sergeants ahead of President’s visit …Knocks, kudos as stakeholders react to Buhari’s condolence visit to Benue By Peter Duru & Peter Okutu MAKURDI-President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed shock that Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, disobeyed his directives to stay in Benue until the blood-letting between farmers and herdsmen was resolved. […]

26 killed as herdsmen sack Benue village in fresh attack

BY PETER DURU MAKURDI — It was a sad and sorrowful day for Benue State again, yesterday, as no fewer than 26 persons were confirmed killed Monday evening in a bloody attack on Omusu village, at Ojigo Ward, Edumoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen, just a day President Muhammadu […]

Military plans to provide cover for Fulani herders take over farmers’ lands, Tiv group alleges

Military plans to provide cover for Fulani herders take over farmers’ lands, Tiv group alleges — 22nd February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Tiv Socio cultural group, Mzough U Tiv, has expressed displeasure over what it tagged, ‘emerging trends of the military exercise tagged Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’ which was flagged off, in Benue State, on […]

Herdsmen killings: Ortom presents documents to indict Presidency, Defence Minister, IGP

Herdsmen killings: Ortom presents documents to indict Presidency, Defence Minister, IGP — 15th February 2018 Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Wednesday, gave startling revelations to the Senate when he informed the lawmakers that the Presidency ignored several warnings before the mass killing of his people by herdsmen. The governor said this when he […]

Fulani herdsmen agree to obey Benue law, but with conditions…. Gov. Umahi (Criminal now give conditions)

— 14th February 2018 • I‘ll not enact anti-open grazing law in Nasarawa  – Al-Makura  Romanus Ugwu, Abuja; Rose Ejembi, Makurdi; Linus Oota, Lafia After several attacks in which many lives and property were lost in Benue, Fulani herdsmen have finally agreed to obey the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law but with conditions. Leader of the […]

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open law

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open Grazing law, says ‘You lied’ — 12th February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said the claim by his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong, about warning him against the enactment and implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law was untrue. Governor Ortom said this during […]

Benue Killings: Missing Policeman found dead and mutilated

Benue Killings: Missing Policeman found dead and mutilated — 12th February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi One of the four members of the Police Mobile Force Team who were missing during a gun duel with Fulani herdsmen at Adzege village in Ayilamo, Logo Local government area of Benue State, has been found dead. The Police Mobile […]

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