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 Nigerian State of Benue

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday paraded three militia herdsmen that were in one of their camps located close to Tormatar village in Benue State. ... Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government to take decisive step in dismantling Boko Haram and Herdsmen ...
No fewer than five persons were late Saturday night killed and over 20 others injured when suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Agagbe, in Sengev Council Ward of Gwer West LGA of Benue State. DAILY POST gathered that the attackers stormed the village at about 9pm on Saturday and opened fire at ...

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has warned that the killings in Benue State and other parts of the country may lead to ... that UNHRC has made significant contributions against human rights violations, elsewhere, the council seem unconcerned on the killings in Nigeria.
Nigerian Army says its troops, in conjunction with police and the Department of State Services operatives, have arrested a key Boko Haram suspect known as ... plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in Benue State before his arrest.
Mr Teshaku became the head of Civilian Joint Task Force tasked with checking herdsmen attacks in Benue and Nasarawa States in 2013. But his group later changed ... In January, Nigerian soldiers arrested nine suspected killer herdsmen on the Benue border with Taraba State. They accused Mr Teshaku ...
“Nigerians, Benue State people must rise up so that together we can work with security agencies and see where we can come in whether by way of logistics, by way of physical support to the security agencies to ensure that they overcome this. It'll be better for all of us. There is no point running away.

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a key Boko Haram suspect, Aminu Yaminu, aka Tarshaku, who was believed to have led recent killings ... the arrest was made possible through combined troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services in Makurdi.
The Nigerian Army has captured three armed militant herdsmen in Benue state after an exchange of gunfire at Tormatar village in Guma local government ... a fighting patrol to a suspected militia herdsmen camp located close to Tormatar village in Guma local government area of Benue state on Thursday.
The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a major Boko Haram suspect “believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue State. Aminu Yaminu who is nicknamed Tashaku was arrested on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital by a combined team of troops of 707 Special Forces ...
Many people have been killed in attacks on Hausa community in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, according to community leaders. The Sarkin Hausawa of Makurdi, Alhaji Bello Sallau Abdurrahman, said eight people were killed, 11 missing, and over 20 injured, while several shops were razed in the ...
In a tweet, Fani-Kayode wrote: “A state of anomie exists in Nigeria. Anarchy is unfolding.If the Fulani terrorists are not stopped or if they do not desist from their barbaric agenda of ethnic cleansing, mass murder and genocide we are heading for a civil war that will make the first look like child's play. “Benue ...
Buhari, who is ethnically Fulani, has been widely criticized by Nigerians for his perceived silence over previous attacks in Benue state. He visited the state in March to console families and communities involved and has vowed to bring those responsible for Tuesday's attack to justice. "This latest assault on ...
Following the recent killings of two Catholic priests and other worshippers in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. The CBCN urged President Buhari to choose the part of honour by “stepping aside to ...
He added that Aminu had concluded plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in Benue State. “As earlier reinstated, Nigerian Army will ensure enemies of peace in the state are brought to justice. “Nigerian Army encourages all law ...
The Nigerian Senate has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Benue State and other states facing deadly violence. The call followed a deliberation of a motion on “Continued Killings in Benue State” sponsored by George Akume (Benue North West). The call comes a few ...
... while preventing Nigeria from descending into chaos and a lawless country,” he said. “CAN recalls with pains, disappointments, and worries how Nigerians in the North East, Middle Belt and southern parts of Nigeria become visibly endangered with sustained attacks from Boko Haram, herders and armed ...
A group, the Benue Valley Professional Network has urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the incessant killings in Benue State and other Middle Belt region. The group accused terrorists of being responsible for the heinous act, which they claimed is responsible for the ...

Again, no fewer than 20 persons were reportedly killed and several persons declared missing after herdsmen attacked Tse Agudu in Mbawa Council Ward, Guma LGA Area of Benue State. An entourage of the Nigerian Army, led by the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Maj. Gen. Adamu Abubakar ...
Former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam and a former speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Terhile Ayua, on Wednesday condemned the killing of 16 worshippers in the state on Tuesday. They also sent their condolences to the Catholic Church and the people of the state over the killings ...
Mr Secondus, in a condolence message sent to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and the Catholic Church in Nigeria on the Tuesday morning's ... Nigerians and the global community have continued to watch as all the tenets of democracy are being eroded and giving way to dictatorial tendencies.
Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Victor Umeh, has warned of looming religious crisis in Nigeria, if no prompt action is taken to ... in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State in a motion sponsored by Senator George Akume, Umeh said killing of Nigerians has assumed a ...
Nigerians have called out President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Police over the continuous killings in Benue state. DAILY POST reports that Rev Fathers Gor Joseph and Felix were on Tuesday killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Ayar Mbalom village in Gwer East local Government Area of ...
“It is disappointing that in a manner reminiscent of the Nigerian Army's confirmed massacre of innocent Nigerians in Odi, Bayelsa State, in 1999 and Zaki Biam, Benue State in 2001, the Nigerian Army has once again been accused of being the villain in extra-judicial actions against the citizens they are ...
Speaking at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his return after he cut short his vacation to address the security situation in the state, the governor vowed that Benue would never allow intruders take over their land. He said, “The fact that we in Benue have chosen to be law-abiding does not ...
What is turning out as sheer slaughter of Nigerians in villages across Benue State continued for the second day running on Wednesday, with report of ... of President Muhammadu Buhari to mount different effective plans aimed towards disarming herdsmen across the northern states and in communities ...
No fewer than 35 persons have been killed and several other still missing after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Umenger in Mbadwem Council Ward of Guma LGA, Benue State. DAILY POST gathered that the heavily armed men, numbering over 50, stormed the village on Tuesday around 7pm and set ...
The House of Representatives have resolved to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the spate of killings in Benue state and other parts of the country. The unprecedented decision was unanimously welcomed by an overwhelming majority of members after a Kano lawmaker, Baballe Bashir (APC, ...
The Christian Association of Nigeria has called for a national protest in reaction to the recent killings in Benue State. ... increased commitment towards the release of abducted Dapchi student, Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls as well as other innocent Nigerians held captive by the Boko Haram terror group.
The group accused terrorists of being responsible for the heinous act, which they claimed is responsible for the present deplorable state in Benue and other states in the region. In a statement issued after its Colloquium on 'Peace, Progress and Development in the Benue Valley' organised in Lagos over the ...
The police seem to know nothing of the attacks which have been going on in other villages within Benue State since the Anti Open Grazing Law came into ... “The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, which is one of the largest Dioceses in Nigeria, has been active in providing relief materials including education ...
Temitope Omogbolagun. Nigerians on social media have expressed their displeasure that senators cancelled the Wednesday plenary to visit Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja. Melaye on Tuesday had escaped from police custody while being taken to Lokoja, Kogi State, and in the ...
DAILY POST reports that over 100 persons have been killed between yesterday and today in Guma, Gwer and Logo areas of the state by suspected herdsmen. Our reporter observed that the protesters, mostly women garbed in black attires are currently matching around the Bishop of Makurdi Dioceses ...
Customers of Access Bank, UBA and Ecobank in Benue have continued to groan following the seal up of their premises by the Board of Internal ... with Section 104 of the Personal Income Tax Act, 2011 (amended), and Section 41(1), (3) and (4) of the Benue State Internal Revenue Administration Law 2015 ...
Osinbajo reacts to killing of Catholic priests, worshipers in Benue ... The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to Tuesday's killing of priests and worshipers at a Catholic Church in Benue State by suspected ... “The killings in the church was a ploy by the devil to cause religious war in Nigeria.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has cut short his vacation as a result of the fresh security challenge in the State. This was ... DAILY POST reports that earlier today, Tuesday, over 19 persons, including two clerics were killed after gunmen attacked worshippers in Gwer West LGA of the state. AddThis ...
The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied importing thugs during the recent caucus meeting in Otukpo area of the state. DAILY POST reports that no fewer than six persons were feared killed and several others injured after fight broke out during the Benue South caucus ...
Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom speaks about internally displaced people and farmer's violent clashes from Logo and Guma communities at Gbajimba IDPs camp outskirts of Makurdi, capital of Benue State in northcentral Nigeria on January 4, 2018.
Nomadic cattle herders have all but left ...
Suspected herdsmen on Sunday reportedly killed one of the military officers on peace keeping mission in the Logo LGA of Benue State. It was gathered that the assailants ambushed the operative and shot him dead on Anyiin-Gbeji Road, while he was on a commercial motorcycle travelling from Uwev, ...
Makurdi — A lawmaker in the Benue State House of Assembly, Dr. Adoga Onah, has disclosed that 23 general hospitals in the state are without doctors.Onah, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health and Human Services revealed this in an interview.He added that the hospitals in the 23 local ...
“The matter was reported to the Police at Anyiin but his remains have been taken to the mortuary at Ugba the local government headquarters. When contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu said he was yet to receive reports of the incident.
This photo taken on April 22, 2018 in Bama, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, shows stretcher covered in the blood of victims following twin suicide blasts ... Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko ...
A Nigerian soldier has been killed following an ambush by gunmen in Benue State, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The soldier was riding on a motorcycle with another colleague when he was ambushed and killed around 2.00 p.m. in Gbeji, Logo Local Government Area, witnesses said. The soldier's identify ...
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the banks were sealed along with three other financial institutions on April 18, by the board over non ... Section 104 of the Personal Income Tax Act, 2011 (amended), and Section 41(1), (3) and (4) of the Benue State Internal Revenue Administration Law 2015 ...
Suspected herdsmen, Saturday evening reportedly shot dead one Mr. Mtserikyaa Hiimo between Iorza and Jootar along Anyiin-Gbeji road in Logo local government of Benue State. Vanguard gathered from a sources that the victim unknowingly ran to a road block mounted by armed herdsmen on the axis ...
Military uniforms were allegedly found in their luggage. Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa and Kaduna states, are the worst hit by the wave of killings by herders. The Ebonyi State Police Commissioner, Mr. Titus Lamorde, in a terse message to The Nation denied any arrest by his men. “Please it is not true,” he said ...
In what is becoming a weekly sordid ritual, 61 persons were, over the weekend, killed in separate dastardly incidents in Benue and Zamfara States. Whereas 31persons, mostly women and children, lost their lives in six communities of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State in the hands of suspected ...
Anyiin community in Logo LGA of Benue State came under heavy attack Thursday night by suspected herdsmen. The attackers, who reportedly killed several people, also set over 30 houses on fire and destroyed farm produces worth millions of naira. Here are pictures showing aftermath of the attack.
A 26-year-old woman simply identified as Divine was allegedly caught while stealing a six-week-old baby in Makurdi, Benue State. Divine was said to have ... When contacted on the incident, Benue State Command PPRO, ASP Moses Yamu, said, “I don't have that report yet, I will have to find out.” AddThis ...
Olabisi Ayeni, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Army 707 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, identified the slain soldier as Danlami Gambo, a private. “On 18 April 2018, at about 3:30 pm, troops of 707 Sf Brigade deployed at Naka in Gwer West LGA of Benue State observed the absence of PTE Danlami ...
Youths in Makurdi have staged a peaceful protest against Fulani killings in Benue state. This week alone suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed more than 50 Tiv farmers in Logo, Makurdi, Gwer- West and Guma Local Government areas in the state. This is apart from the killing of seven Mobile Policemen ...


 

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