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FG set to reconstruct infrastructure destroyed by herdsmen in Benue

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The Federal Government has kept to its promise to rebuild institutions in Benue State destroyed by suspected herdsmen as the Presidential Committee on Victim Support Fund has earmarked N700 million for that purpose. This was disclosed by the Executive Director of the Fund, Professor Sunday Ochoche, on Monday in Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of the state ...

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15 Villages burnt down as herdsmen attack Adamawa communities

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Fifteen persons have been killed and four communities completely burnt down after a suspected herdsmen attack on Wednesday in a community called Numan, Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The herdsmen attack came barely three days after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Mubi, killing dozens and injuring many more. The villages affected were Bang, Nyanga, Bonki and ...

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Herdsmen invade Oyo-Kwara highway, kidnap motorists

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Economic activities between Kwara and Oyo States have been paralysed following the invasion of Ilorin-Igbeti highway by suspected herdsmen. Already, newspaper distribution from Ilorin, Kwara State, to communities such as Igboho, Kishi, Igbeti, Igbope, Iya, Yoyin, all in Oyo State, have been affected as commercial vehicles have abandoned the road. The incident according to THISDAY investigations, started last Sunday and ...

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“Anti-Grazing Law Violates Herdsmen’s Rights” – BILPAN

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A group, the Billital Moroobe Association of Nigeria (BILPAN) warned on Monday that the anti-grazing law enacted in some states was a violation of the fundamental human rights of herdsmen. The group, which also call themselves Pastoralists, made the statement while speaking with newsmen in Dutse, Jigawa. The position of the group comes amid out cries over the killing of ...

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MACBAN, Benue chapter state readiness to vacate Benue valley

MACBAN, Benue chapter

“The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the November 1 deadline for the implementation of the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer.”- Premium Times The Chairman of the association, Garus Gololo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Makurdi that since the Government ...

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Vice Chancellor orders herdsmen to vacate Unilorin land

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“The Vice–Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Abdulganiyu Ambali, on Tuesday gave herdsmen encroaching on the institution’s land a seven-day ultimatum to quit.”- Premium Times The vice-chancellor gave the ultimatum at a meeting he held with the representatives of the herdsmen and other interest groups on the campus. He said their presence was a violation of the laws governing the ...

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FCT Minister tells herdsmen to move their cattle out of Abuja

FCT Minister tells herdsmen to move their cattle out of Abuja

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, on Monday, told herdsmen in the FCT to move their cattle out of Abuja, saying animals and humans should not be allowed to co-habit in the city’s centre. In a release made available to National Mirror by Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary in FCT Administration, Muhammad Sule, the minister said the decision ...

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Bayelsa State Assembly rejects grazing reserve bill

Bayelsa State Assembly rejects grazing reserve bill

Reports show that the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, has rejected a bill before the National Assembly for the establishment grazing route and reserves in states, for herdsmen across the country. The Sun newspaper reports that Mietama Obordor, representing Ogbia constituency 1 in a motion during the plenary yesterday called on the Bayelsa lawmakers to reject the bill. According ...

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FG to build cattle ranches

FG to build cattle ranches

It was learnt yesterday that the Federal Government is to build ranches and grazing reserves to end incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers. The Nation reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal made this known yesterday when he received a delegation of the Tabital Pulako Njode Jam Foundation, led by its Chairman, Abdul ...

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