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Killer herdsmen now six times deadlier than Boko Haram- Crisis Group

•Threatens 2019 elections •Hurt APC’s chances, national stability Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu  The International Crisis Group (ICG), which is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that would build a more peaceful world, has in a new report released Thursday, revealed that killer herdsmen is now more deadly than

No end to Middle Belt killings until justice is served- French Envoy

•Insecurity gives Nigeria negative image •Stiffles trourism, scares  investors away Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, has warned that there may not be end to orgies of bloodletting  across the middle Belt of Nigeria until justice is served to prevent cyclical conflict. Gauer gave this verdict on Saturday

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

SETBACK: Military stops admission of combatant female cadets

Policy in newly ratified conditions of service It’s like taking 10 steps backwards –CSOs In a major policy reversal, the Nigerian military is set to end the admission of female cadets into the combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). A set of 20 females, nicknamed Jonathan Queens, were first admitted

Farmers-herdsmen conflict in Middle Belt (video)

By Bukola Ademola-Adelehin A discussion about a conflict issue that I am passionate about- farmer-herder's conflict in middlebelt Nigeria. Please listen to my testimony and of three other experts at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C. September 27, 2017 Ademola-Adelehin is the Cconflict Analyst-Nigeria,