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March, 2018

  • 9 March

    Benue Suspends Planned Mass Burial Till Next Week

    The Benue State government has suspended the planned mass burial for victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Omusu Edinmoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area, till next week. 24 villagers, mostly women and children had been killed on Monday in a reprisal attack on the community by Fulani herdsmen. Governor Samuel Ortom, …

  • 7 March

    Benue Clash: Mass Burial Holds Friday, Second In Three Months

      Benue will Friday hold a mass burial for victims of the latest herdsmen attack in Omusu Edinmoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state. The mass burial will be the second in three months following the incessant attacks on different communities since the year started. 24 people, mostly women …

  • 6 March

    Death Toll In Benue Clash Rises To 24

      Twenty four persons have been reported dead in a fresh clash between herdsmen and farmers in Omusu Edimoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. Earlier, the state police spokesperson, ASP Moses Yamu, said 16 persons mostly women and children were killed in the Monday attack. The local council …

  • 6 March

    16 Persons Including Women, Children Killed In Fresh Benue Clash

      Sixteen persons including, women and children were Monday killed in a fresh clash between herdsmen and farmers in Omutu community, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. A herdsman was also said to have died in the Monday incident. The killing is coming barely 24 hours after two persons …

February, 2018

  • 3 February

    Bafarawa Urges Buhari To Restore Peace In Benue

    Attahiru Bafarawa, a former Governor of Sokoto state, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to either restore peace in Benue state or forget the elections in 2019. He said this on Friday when he payed a condolence visit to Samuel Ortom, Benue state Governor, on the killing of 73 people in …

  • 1 February

    Benue Govt. Imposes Curfew Indefinitely On Warring Community

      The Benue State government has imposed an indefinite curfew on Gboko, a community where seven persons were killed by some irate youths. Tahav Argezua, the media adviser to the governor, said the curfew would last from 6pm to 6am from January 31 till further notice. Argezua stated that those …

January, 2018

  • 14 January

    Shehu Sani Slams Northern Govs For Endorsing Buhari

    Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has condemned the seven governors in the North who endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term despite herdsmen’s attacks in Benue State. The governors, who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, are Abubakar Bello (Niger), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe), Yahaya …

  • 14 January

    Buhari Shunned My Warning On Herdsmen- Ortom

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, on Saturday, said the federal government ignored repeated warnings of planned attacks by herdsmen in the state. Ortom stated this at a meeting with the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Security. He accused President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. …

  • 12 January

    Ortom Insists on Anti-Grazing Law Despite Herdsmen’s Attacks

      Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State, has said he will not repeal his anti-grazing law despite recent attacks by herdsmen in the state. The law, among other things, prohibits movement of livestock on foot within the state. Speaking at a mass burial for 73 victims of the herdsmen crisis …

  • 11 January

    Herdsmen Killings: Benue Registers 80,000 IDPs

      The Benue State Emergency Agency, SEMA, said it has registered 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, following the recent killings by herdsmen in the state. Emmanuel Shior, executive secretary of SEMA, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday. He said the displaced persons are in four camps located …

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