News - Benue Killings

Benue Residents Take Protest To National Assembly

2 days ago /
Nation 

Some indigenes of Benue State have taken their search for justice for victims of herdsmen killings to the National Assembly. They took their protest to the legislature, occupying the entrance of the National Assembly, on Thursday, 48 hours after both chambers of the lawmakers debated the issue. The protesters demanded that both...

Southern And Middle Belt Forum Calls For Replication Of Open Grazing Prohibition Law

3 days ago /
Nation 

The southern and middle belt forum Wednesday condemned in strong terms the brutal killing of dozens in Benue state. They called for the replication of the open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment law to completely eradicate the grave danger associated with open grazing. The forum made the call at the new banquet...

Inter-Denominational Prayers Held For Victims Of Benue Killings

4 days ago /
Nation 

A candle light procession and inter-denominational prayers have been held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital for victims of Benue killings The solemn moment was an occasion to call on government to provide solution to the causes of the cycle of unending killings and violence January one, 2018, a day indigenous and residents...

Dogara Decries Killings As House Of Representatives Resumes

4 days ago /
Nation 

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara condemned the senseless killings in Rivers, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Edo and other states in the country. While calling on president Buhari to apply maximum sanctions on public officers who are negligent in the performance of their duties, Dogara called on security...

National Assembly Gives IGP Idris Two Weeks To Arrest Herdsmen Killers

5 days ago /
Security 

The national assembly has asked the Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris to arrest the perpetrators of Benue killings and their sponsors. The lawmakers are also want an explanation from the country’s security chief on the crisis. Nigerian lawmakers returned to plenary on Tuesday after a long new year break, worried about...

Buhari Meets Benue Leaders Over Killings

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his resolve to honour his oath of office to protect the lives and property of all citizens, promising to arrest and prosecute those responsible for senseless killings across the country.  The president gave the assurance on Monday when he met with a high-powered delegation...

Almakura Visits Benue IDPs In Border Communities

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Almakura has embarked on an assessment visit of border communities between Nasarawa and benue states to appraise the situation of internally displaced persons that fled the attacks in Benue state. Governor Almakura said the state government will provide additional relief materials to the displaced persons. The governor Visited...

Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities in the state. The President, who asked the people to accommodate their countrymen, also assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in Benue would be made to face the wrath of...

Osinbajo Denies Ignoring Security Reports On Benue Attacks

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied media reports credited to Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom that he ignored security reports of the attack by herdsmen in logo and Guma Local governments on January 1. A statement by the media office of the vice president said professor Osinbajo does not believe that Governor...

Nigeria Solicits ECOWAS Support Over Herdsmen Crisis

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian government has solicited support  of the ECOWAS commission in  finding lasting solutions to the farmers/herdsmen/ crisis in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau gave the indication during a meeting with the  president of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel De Souza at the ECOWAS secretariat  Abuja on Monday. In recent times, herdsmen killings across nigeria is...

Celebrities Preach Peace Over Benue Killings

6 days ago /
Nation 

As Benue state continues to mourn the loss of 73 victims that were lost to the recent killings by Fulani herdsmen on the 1st  and 2ndof January 2018, many celebrities have come out to commiserate with the families of those affected Nollywood actors like Chiege Alisigwe, Steve Eboh, Mr. Ibu, Comedian Klint...

IGP Convenes Benue/Nasarawa Peace Talk Over Killings

6 days ago /
Security 

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wants the public to desist from making inflammatory comments on the recent crisis in Benue state so that the issue can be quickly addressed.         Idris made the appeal during a peace talk organized by the police in Abuja. The past few weeks have no doubt...

Foundation For Truth And Justice Calls For Probe Of Benue Killings

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government will need to do a through investigation of the activities of the civilian joint task force operating in Benue state to determine the level of its involvement in the renewed killings in the state. The foundation for truth and justice which made the plea during a news conference...

Bishop Urges FG To Deal Decisively With Herdsmen Killings

6 days ago /
Security 

Reactions are still trailing the spate of killings in different parts of Nigeria by suspected herdsmen.  In a homily during the dedication of St. Mark's Catholic Church Uburu, Ihechiowa, in Abia state, the catholic bishop of Umuahia diocese, Lucius Ugorji, called on ‎the federal government to take a decisive action against...

IGP Tours Benue, Nasarawa States Assures Of Adequate Protection

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Police Force says it remains committed to providing adequate protection for the people of Benue and Nasarawa  states in north central Nigeria. Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, gave the assurance during a tour of some of the troubled communities and villages in the two north central states. The Nigerian top...

Cardinal Onaiyekan, Mark Seek Unity Against Violence

6 days ago /
Nation 

Former president of the Senate, David Mark and the catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan have called on Nigerians to unite against violence and senseless killings in the country especially the menace of rampaging herdsmen in Benue state, north central Nigeria. Mark and cardinal Onaiyekan spoke at the dedication of...

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers/Herders' Crisis In Benue

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed to the media and public Commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the Fallouts of the recent farmers/herders' clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of...

Tears, Anguish As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Flag is flying at half mast in Benue state, north-central Nigeria as the bodies of seventy-three people killed by Armed Fulani Herdsmen in the last one week are buried. The bodies which were loaded in four ambulances and trucks from the mortuary of the Benue state university teaching...

Titi Atiku Calls For End To Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

Wife of former Vice President, Titi Abubarkar Atiku has condemned the spate of senseless killings in different parts of Nigeria. She said the killings have become one too many and heartbreaking for her and other women as mothers. Atiku spoke on the sidelines of an event aimed at promoting women's engagement in...

Linking Buhari’s Tribe To Herdsmen Attacks Is ‘Unkind’ – Adesina

1 week ago /
Nation 

Mr Femi Adesina has criticised those who are saying President Muhammadu Buhari tolerating the attacks carried out by suspected herdsmen in the country. Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, believes such comments are very unfair to President Buhari and his government. “Something that is disturbing that I’ve...


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