Police IGP IRT and Special Forces Display current arressts in Benue, Nassarawa and Taraba states

Crime, News

The IGP IRT & the Police Special Forces mandated by the IGP to work with Benue, Nasarawa & Taraba State Commands, in the last 2 weeks arrested the 11 suspects mentioned above within Benue & Taraba States & recovered fm them were 10 AK47 Rifles & other assorted firearms & ammunitn

Dc2wYiOWkAMN8jiDc2wYiPX0AApbBDDcvio6MX0AA0H3o Kabiru Idris, Miracle Emmanuel and Husseini Safiyanu were arrested in Taraba State and in their possession Five (5) AK47 rifles, Thirteen (13) AK47 Magazines, Eighty Three (83) Rounds of AK47 Ammunition were recovered.

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Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

Africa, Herdsmen, News

Yemi-Osinbaji-560x390The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts.

The states are Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue.

The Working Group also recommended that the state governments of the five affected states allocate land for this purpose.

A press release, signed by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media & publicity, and made available to media late Thursday night, stated this.

The communique also stated that “Contrary to some online media reports, NEC did not discuss or pronounce a ban on the movement of herdsmen.”

The recommendation was reached as the committee presented an interim report at this month’s NEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The sub-committee is headed by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, with the governors of Plateau and Adamawa states among the committee’s members.

“Following its visit to five out of seven of the affected states, including Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue, the committee, in its report to NEC today, noted that a root cause of the conflict was the struggle for scarce land and resources,” the communique highlighted.

Briefing the press after the NEC meeting, as highlighted in the statement, Mr Umahi said most of the killings, especially in Benue State, are carried out by herdsmen from outside the country and called for the deployment of more security operatives in the area.

Scores of people have e been killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue since the start of the year. The latest was over a dozen worshipers including two clerics killed in a church this week. Residents then retaliated on members of a Hausa community killing many of them.

FG bans movement of herdsmen in Benue, Taraba state – Kess Ewubare

News, Terrorism

The federal government has banned the movement of herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna and Plateau state. The decision was reached at the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, April 26,

The Cable reports. The NEC comprises state governors and relevant ministries of government and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Breaking: How Saraki saved Buhari from impeachment notice Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state who disclosed this to journalist at the end of the meeting held at the presidential villa in Abuja said the council also approved the creation of ranches across the country. He said the five mainly affected states which have witnessed killings from the herdsmen/farmers clashes, are expected to make land available for ranches.

Umahi stated that the creation of ranches would enable herdsmen and their families to be able to access good medical facilities and good schools for their children if they stay in one place. He said ranching would also improve the well-being of the cattle. The governor stated that the federal government and the affected states will still iron out the interventions expected from the two parties. The governor said though visa is not allowed for movement of those from West African countries, herdsmen from neighbouring countries would be expected to show some travel documents.

Similarly, the minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, said the federal government will no longer allow the killings to continue. He said the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of persons may no longer be practiced in Nigeria. Meanwhile, some gunmen have invaded another church in Benue state, killing seven people,

The gunmen were said to have invaded a church in Logo local government area of Benue state on the morning of Thursday, April 26. NAIJ.com earlier reported that some suspected gunmen had invaded a Catholic Church in Gwer West local government area of the state on Tuesday, April 24. The gunmen during the attack, reportedly shot dead, two priest and 17 church members. In a related report, the recent killings of some worshipers including two priests after suspected herdsmen attacked Ayar Mbalom village in Gwer east local government area of Benue state has made the Senate to call on the federal government to declare the state and other parts of the country facing deadly violence, state of emergency.

Premium Times reports that the call is followed by a deliberation of a motion on “Continued killings in Benue state” sponsored by George Akume (Benue north west). NAIJ.com gathered that the call came a few days after 19 worshipers including Reverend Fathers Gor Joseph and Felix in a church located in the state. The senators condemned the inefficiency of security chiefs and agencies, adding that declaring state of emergency is the best way to drive out perpetrators.

 

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