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INSECURITY: FG to decentralize police operation

The Federal Government and State Governors have resolved to explore how the operations of the Nigeria Police can be decentralised in order to improve the level of policing and security in the country. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande on Thursday,

Gunmen kill many in fresh Benue attack

Many feared dead as gunmen launched fresh attack on villages in Katsina-Ala Local Government area in Benue state, on Friday. Unconfirmed reports put the number of people killed at more than 11. The attacks, said to have started in the morning, occurred in Tse-Ujoh- Tiev inside Katsina-Ala local government area. Governor Samuel Ortom

Herdsmen kill 3, injures several in another Benue attack

Suspected armed herdsmen have reportedly attacked Tiza village on Thursday in Tombo, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing at least three persons The herdsmen laid an ambush for farmers who were on their way to their farms. They opened fire on the unsuspecting farmers killing three instantly, while several others

5,000 Policemen on red alert in Benue

The Benue state police command yesterday placed about 5000 of its personnel on red alert to ensure a peaceful Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state. Addressing Newsmen in Makurdi, the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni said that the essence was to ensure that there are no security breaches in the course

10 years after, DSS nabs notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey

•Oher criminals terrorising Middle Belt Babatunde Abiodun  The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally arrested the dreaded gunrunner, Jonah Abbey and  key members of kidnapping, gunrunning and armed banditry syndicates terrorising Middle Belt states of Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue. DSS in a statement yesterday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,  said the that

Herdsmen: Benue buries Okpokwu 26

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The 26 dead victims of Fulani herdsmen attack on Omusu-Edumoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State were, on Thursday, buried amid tears. The funeral service which held at the open field of St. Bernard Primary School, Ugwu-Okpoga, headquarters of the local government, was attended by Governor Samuel Ortom,

Buhari Kicks off Visits to Troubled States

Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers on his schedule PDP: It’s a political gambit, afterthought President urges traditional rulers to end violence, fails to see victims, IDPs Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja, Wole Ayodele in Jalingo and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Months after violence claimed hundreds of lives and property worth millions of

Herdsmen crisis: Nigerian troops recover locally made pistol, avert clashes in N/Central states

•Nab herdsman with bulletproof vest    Babatunde Abiodun The toops of Nigerian Army on Exercise  Ayem Akpaduma aimed to tackle the deadly herders-farmers conflict in the North Central region of the country, have recovered a locally made pistol and averted what could have been a violent clash. Colonel Aliyu Yusuf in a statement on