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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 …

  • 10 January

    Herdsmen Killings: IGP Arrives Benue

    Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, on Wednesday arrived Makurdi, Benue State, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had ordered that the IGP relocate to the state to restore law and order over the incessant killings by herdsmen. Idris, who arrived Makurdi at about 10:00 a.m., proceeded straight to …

  • 3 January

    Herdsmen Kill 20 In Fresh Benue Attacks

        Suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed 20 persons in fresh attacks on Benue communities after they invaded parts of Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day. The attacks, which continued on Tuesday, came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open …

December, 2017

  • 29 December

    Four Killed In Auto Crash In Makurdi

    Drunk Policeman Crashes Into 51 Cars

      Four persons were reportedly killed in an auto crash along Makurdi/Gboko highway, Benue State on Friday. The accident was said to have occurred around 2 pm. An eyewitness said that the accident involved a passenger Picnic bus and a RAV 4 Jeep at Tiortyu village. The cause of the …

October, 2017

  • 29 October

    Police Nab Kidnap Kingpin In Benue

      The Benue State Police Command has arrested a wanted kidnap kingpin, Monday Iorgougo, aka Yahooze, alleged to have masterminded several kidnap and robbery cases in the state, including the abduction of a female journalist. Iorgougo, who was arrested with three members of his gang and a female accomplice, was …

  • 24 October

    Implementing Anti-Open Gazing Law Irreversible – Ortom

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State, Monday said that his government would not be intimidated by anyone as the November 1, 2017 deadline for the implementation of the anti-open grazing law remained irreversible. Ortom made the statement during a meeting with a delegation of the Meyitti Allah Cattle Breeders Association …

September, 2017

  • 4 September

    NAF Inaugurates Medical Programme For Benue Flood Victims

        The Nigerian Air Force has on Monday inaugurated an assistance programme to meet the medical needs of Benue State flood victims. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said the programme was inaugurated by …

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