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Special Report: Under siege, Zamfara residents ‘pay millions in daily ransoms to bandits’, Dambazzau told

•Kidnappers are not Fulani but bandits – Miyetti Allah •My abductors are Fulani – Plateau nurse Punch's special report  The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said the people of the state now pay millions of naira in ransome bandits in order to secure their lives. He also

It’s ill-advised for Nigeria to dialogue with bandits, outlaws–HURIWA

Nosa Enobhayisobo A leading pro-democracy and civil rights organisation- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described as a constitutional crime and an unmitigated evil tantamount to an impeachable offence the absolutely ill-advised decision of the current President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to go into dialogue with the murderous armed

Mali sacks senior military Chiefs, dissolves militia after massacre

Mali’s government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children. Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said new military chiefs would be named, and that the Dan Nan Ambassagou association, composed

How FUNAM is Fueling Ethnic, Religious Hate — CDD

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has alleged that a group, Fulani Nationalist Movement (FUNAM) is fuelling ethnic and religious hate in northern Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja, the CDD said the group perpetrates the act by propagating disinformation and circulating hateful messages, while urging Nigerians to

Herders Vs. Farmers: A deadly year in Nigeria

Tim McDonnell for NPR Deadly conflicts between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria over land and natural resources reached a high point in 2018, according to a new report from Amnesty International. In 2018, more than 2,000 people were killed in such conflicts, the report found. That's more than the previous two

French embassy holds seminar to solve farmer-herder conflict

Godsgift Onyedinefu The French embassy in Nigeria in collaboration with the Pastoral Reserve (PARE) is organizing a seminar to identify the root causes and proffer solutions to end the conflicts between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria. The embassy made the  announcement in a statement by its spokesperson Ellien helois on Wednesday. According to

Genocide against Nigerian Christians?

•Umeagbalasi's search for truth amidst  the loodshed Stoyan Zaimov (Photo: Open Doors partners)Church in Nigeria in this undated photo. Thousands of Christians have been killed in the past year alone. Families have lost their loved ones, their churches, their houses, and everything they have in an instant. Some are calling it an all-out genocide