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Tiv/Jukun Crisis: WANEP expresses concern over continued violence, killings, sues for dialogue

Says Over 600 killed Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over the recurrent inter-ethnic violence between Tiv and Jukun communities in Wukari, Takum and Donga LGAs of Taraba State and neighbouring LGA (Ukum) in Benue State. The WANEP said reports on

Ruga: No FG gazetted land in Benue, Benue tells FG

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Benue state government says no land in Benue State has been gazetted for grazing routes, grazing reserves, cattle colonies and Ruga settlements, contrary to the Presidency's claim. The Government said this while reavting to the staremnt issued on Sunday by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media

Benue Govt reject FG settlements for herdsmen

The Benue State Government has rejected the proposed RUGA settlement for herdsmen by the Federal Government in the State. This was disclosed  in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor Terver Akase. The statement decried the action of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, which it said was

Nigerian troops rescue three kidnap victims in Benue

•Destroy bandits enclave, arrest one in Nasarawa Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian troops of Operation Whirl Stroke  deployed to counter banditary activities in North Central Nigeria have rescued  three kidnapped victims in a building located at Gana’s family compound at Gbise in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.  This was disclosed in

Nigerian Troops foil violent ethnic clash along Benue – Taraba Border

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have averted a violent ethnic clash between Tivs and Jukuns along Benue-Taraba border. The Director, Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the troops deployed in Zaki Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of

Nigerian Troops destroy armed militia camp, kill bandit in Benue

Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo Nigerian troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed to conduct anti banditry operations in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa have killed a bandit and recovered weapons in Benue state. The Acting Director Deference Information, Defence Headquarters Col. Onyema Nwachukwu co formed this in a statement on Saturday. Onyema

Nigerian troops kill 17 bandits, arrest 67

The Operation Wild Stroke of the Nigerian Army operating in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States says it has killed 17 bandits and arrested 67 others in the last eight months of its operation. The Commander of the operation, Maj.Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Lafia on Wednesday. The commander also

NAF flags off six-day medical outreach in Benue state

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has Flagged off a 6-day Medical Outreach on Thursday in Agatu of Benue State.  The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information in a statement said the outreach is part of the efforts of the Service to enhance civil-military relations with the host communities of NAF

Benue govt impounds 105 cows over grazing law

The Benue State Livestock Guards has impounded 105 cows and four sheep caught grazing openly near Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies, Makurdi. Confirming the development, Commander of the Livestock Guards, Linus Zaki, disclosed that one herder named Kunje Saija was also arrested in the course of the operation. He