Oyo Assembly condemns rising Fulani attacks on farmers in Ogbomoso .. orders full investigation

The Oyo State House of Assembly has decried alleged incessant attacks on farmers in Oriire Local Government area of Ogbomoso by suspected Fulani cattle herders and has ordered full investigation into the recent incidents in the area which have reportedly led to death of farmers and destruction of farmlands. This was part of the resolutions of the house on Tuesday while deliberating on a Matter of urgent Public Importance on the need to protect lives and properties of farmers in Oriire Local Government from incessant herders’ attacks jointly brought to…

Why We Attack And Kidnap People – Repentant Fulani Bandits 

Some repentant bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Monday, explained why they took up arms against the people of the area, NAN reports. The ex-bandits said at a peace meeting in Tsafe that they were harassed and intimidated by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai, into becoming bandits and kidnappers. During the meeting held at the palace of the Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammadu Bawa, one of the bandits’ commanders, Hassan Dantawaye, said they were unjustly treated by the government and society. We…

Troops Arrest Fulani Herdsmen while Setting a Village Ablaze in Adamawa

Troops of 101 special Forces Battalion on Excercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) deployed at Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State swiftly responded to distress call and supported troops at Gwamba under attack by herdsmen on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Despite swift reaction to rescue the village from destruction, the notorious herdsmen set the villagge ablaze before troops arrival. The determine troops trailed the herdsmen and arrested 6 of them at Garigiji while trying to escape. During the process of the arrest the herdsmen show resistance, which made the alerted…

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Set Ablaze Olu Falae’s Farm In Ondo

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have set ablaze the farm of Mr. Olu Falae, the erstwhile Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), destroying food crops worth millions of naira. SaharaReporters learned on Sunday that the rampaging herdsmen razed the palm tree plantation and yams in the farm. Falae’s farm which is about 40 hectares is located at Ilado in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. Remi Olayiwola, one of the aides to Falae confirmed the destruction in a telephone chat with our correspondent. Mr. Olayiwola revealed that…

FAYOSE GIVES HERDSMEN IN EKITI THREE MONTHS TO REGISTER

Following the latest attack launched by suspected herdsmen in Ekiti State, Governor Ayo Fayose has given all herdsmen in the state a three-month ultimatum to register in their respective locations to identify them. They are to register with a sum of N5,000 each in a bid to know who should be held responsible in the event of any further attacks in the state. Fayose also vowed to hold the Sarkin Fulani (Head of Fulanis) in Ekiti State, Muhammad Abashe, personally responsible for any further attacks in his domain. Besides, the…

Herdsmen: The Circumstantial Case Against Buhari By Herdsmen: The Circumstantial Case Against Buhari By Moses E Ochonu

The circumstantial case against Buhari is compelling and may help explain the signature failures of his administrations, from his neglect of the deadly violence of armed herdsmen to the collapse of his war against corruption. A few facts will suffice. 1. In October 2000, Muhammadu Buhari led a Fulani delegation to confront Governor Lam Adesina of Oyo State on the death of some herders allegedly killed by farmers during clashes. His was not a fact-finding or peace mission. He had a predetermined agenda founded on a preconceived understanding of what…

WITH LOVE TO THE EMIR OF KANO By Emmanuel Bello

The revered Emir said a whole range of things that we are currently looking at. The image he painted of Taraba and our people is the very opposite of who we are. We don’t hate Fulani but we must also find ways of saving lives. But one issue everyone is trying to wrap their head around is what he said about warning Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku over the anti open grazing bill. Even if he had warned him privately, the state’s citizens still would have taken exception to that fact:…

Fouta Djallon Animals We Share Human Space With By Festus Adedayo

There is blood, blood everywhere. Sweats, the colour of blood as Nigerians scamper for unavailable fuel; blood from herdsmen who shoulder AK 47 guns like the Malacca; rivers of blood in Rivers State from felon who even security agencies have scarce understanding of their motives; blood from Boko Haram insurgents that flows as if a cistern had broken and blood flowing from heads Badoo cultists break with stones at dusk. Add these to the problem of hunger in the land. These blood flows remind this writer of Irish writer, Oscar…