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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 10 in Agatu, Benue State

Jude Johnson Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed over 10 people in Agatu, Benue State, North Central Nigeria. Agatu was the venue of 2015 massacre of about a thousand villagers by armed herdsmen on the guise of a revenge attack for their cattle that were either rustled or killed. Benue State

Nigeria Needs Food But There is No Money–FG

Nigeria's government has issued a clear message to the country's farmers to produce more food. The authorities say the country has run out of funds to import food for its people to eat, but workers say that years of chronic under-investment in the country's agricultural sector has meant that even before the

Livestock Guards Recover Bodies of Farmers Killed by Herdsmen

The Benue State Livestock Guards have recovered two bodies of Tiv farmers killed by suspected herdsmen in Saghev/Ukusu district, Gwer West Local Government Area in Benue State. On Saturday, herdsmen attacked Tiv farmers said to be planting groundnuts and yams when the invaders opened fire on them. On Sunday, the guards in

COVID-19: Nigeria in Danger of Food Insecurity, Farmers Warn

•Blame lockdown, police intimidation  Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigerian Farmers and stakeholders in the agro-sector, have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic hits hard on farmers and the agricultural sector, while stimulus and palliatives to cushion the effects from government remains grossly inadequate. This was contained

Ruga Settlement to address farmer-herder conflicts — Presidency

The Presidency has frowned at recent comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers via the establishment of ‘Ruga Settlement’ across the country. “Ruga Settlement” seeks to settle migrant pastoral families. It simply means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders,