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Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 50 arms-bearing herdsmen

“We arrested 50 illegally armed herdsmen and realised that some of them are into cattle rustling and kidnapping,’’ Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He made the declaration while presenting licences to private guard operators. “The armed herdsmen were arrested in Ekiti, Borno and Cross River states and in some […]

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Insecurity: 100 communities attacked by bandits in Shiroro

Aggrieved villagers from the eight wards in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State have raised the alarm that armed bandits have taken over their local government, sacking over 100 communities in the process. While adressing journalists on predicament of the people at the Correspondents Chapel office, Minna on Monday, President of Lakpma Youth Assembly […]

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Miyetti Allah to Gov Ortom: You are a thorn in Fulani flesh

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Alhaji Bello Bodejo is the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization. In this interview, he registered his displeasure with the level of hatred his people have received from the Benue State government. Excerpts:Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, openly accused your association of trying to assassinate him. Is the […]

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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Imo prison, free over 1500 inmates

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates, The PUNCH has learnt. The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters. The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all […]

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A pressure group, Igbo National Council (INC) Worldwide has given Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State a twenty-one-day ultimatum to resign

A pressure group, Igbo National Council (INC) Worldwide has given Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State a twenty-one-day ultimatum to resign, accusing him of conspiring with killer Fulani herders to kill his people. The group said Governor Umahi should step aside so as to face trial of alleged conspiracy on the recent killing of armless […]

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Breaking: 3 Suspects arrested over attacks on Gov Ortom

Three Jukun fishermen have been arrested by the police in connection with last Saturday’s attack on convoy of Benue Governor Samuel Ortom along Tyo Mu, Makurdi. Security Adviser to Ortom, Col. Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest while conducting newsmen round the scene of the attack on Tuesday. Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen […]

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Govt officials always present whenever I meet bandits – Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that his interactions with bandits were done in the presence of government officials. Gumi disclosed this while rebuking those calling for his arrest and prosecution over his interaction with bandits. The Islamic cleric described those calling for his arrest as “clowns.” Recall that the Human Rights Writers […]

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Destruction in Osun communities, as monarchs lock horns over land

There is palpable tension in Osun communities as a result of land dispute between Obaluru and Idita families of Ile-Ife, Osun State. This is as a monarch, Oba Olaposi Osunmakinde, the Obawure of Ife Tuntun accused another royal father of looting and wanton destruction of his property. The accused monarch, Oba Jimoh Ajayi, the Ologudu […]

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Insecurity: Northern elders sponsoring Boko Haram, banditry, others – Ibegbu alleges

Chuks Ibegbu, former deputy publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits who carry out kidnapping for ransom and other forms of crimes, are being sponsored by Northern elders. According to him, the northern elders he did not name, were sponsoring the criminal activities to make Nigeria ungovernable. Ibegbu, who is […]

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Benue: Killers of Terkula Suswam will be punished – Ortom vows

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed that the killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam will be apprehended and brought to justice. Reports that Terkura Suswam who is the Chief Executive Officer of Ashitech Group of Companies, was shot dead by gunmen at […]

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