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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

236, 864 IDPs return home in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

Major General Adeyemi Yekini says a total of 236,864 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have returned to their homes in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. Mr Yekeini stated this on Monday in Mbabai, Guma Local Government area of Benue when he led journalists to most villages affected by recent farmers/herdsmen clashes in

Ochanya: Future of the Nigerian child remains uncertain — Group

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Safe Spaces for Children Forum has lamented that the environment where children in Nigeria live, grow, develop relationships and discover their purpose in life, has become increasingly uncertain. This was made known at one day inaugural interactive forum of child experts and stakeholders in child protection in Makurdi the

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