Category Archives: herdsmen

Herdsmen, farmers sign peace pact in Niger

Herdsmen and farmers in Mashegu Local government Area of Niger have signed a peace agreement to stop clashes among them. Alhaji Abdullahi Babayo, Director-General of Nomadic Affairs Agency in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued tonewsmen in Minna on Wednesday. Babayo said the aim of the meeting was to reconcile communities that were […]

Women protest killings by herdsmen in Plateau

By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos—Women dressed in black, yesterday, protested the alleged ambush and killing of a community member at Jebbu Miango, Bassa Local Go-vernment Area, Plateau State, by herdsmen. The women, in their numbers during the peaceful protest, expressed displeasure at the incessant attacks and killing of people in the community. It would be recalled […]

2 herdsmen beat colleague to death in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa State said it had arrested two herdsmen over the death of their colleague in Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state. DSP Abdu Jinjiri, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Dutse, yesterday. Jinjiri said the suspects, aged 22 and 23, and who are residents of […]

Grazing: FCT community warns herdsmen

Mr Ibrahim Atakunya, community leader of Rije Community in Kuje Area Council, FCT, has called on herdsmen to avoid grazing on farmlands to avert clashes and food crisis in the area. Atakunya made the call in an interview with newsmen in Kuje on Saturday. He said it was against any moral and cultural norm for […]

Herdsmen took turns to rape me in my farm

By Dayo Johnson, Akure A 72-year-old grandmother, Victoria Akinseye, was in tears as she displayed the torn under wears she wore the day suspected herdsmen took turns to rape her on her farm in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo State. •Victoria Akinseye Victoria said the herdsmen had done the unthinkable and would reap the fruit […]