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Why we attack, kidnap people – Repentant bandits

Godsgift Onyedinefu Some repentant bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Monday, explained why they took up arms against the people of the area. The ex-bandits said at a peace meeting in Tsafe that they were harassed and intimidated by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai,

Miyetti Allah leader reportedly killed by unknown gunmen

The leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Adamawa State, Saidu Kolaku, has been reported killed by persons suspected to be gunmen. Kolaku was killed when assailants invaded his residence at Sabon Pegi in Moyo Belwa Local Government Area of the state and shot him. The media outfit says the incident

Metamorphosis of RUGA: From Osinbajo’s proposal to Miyyeti Allah’s narrative

Editor's note: The following chronological narration by Ose Anenih in her tweet response to Oby Ezekwesili, explained how and when the plan by Federal Government to bring sustainable solution to the deadly Farmers-Herders conflict metamorphosed into the controversial Fulani herdsmen settlement scheme popularly acknowledged and known as RUGA. https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1145384651147612162?s=19 https://twitter.com/Papadonkee/status/1145389712921772034?s=19 Happy to Ma. 1. The

Withdraw plan to set up Fulani vigilantes in East now, group warns miyetti Allah

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Leading pan-Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Umunna has warned Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to "immediately withdraw" its proposal to set up "Fulani Vigilantes" in South East zone. In a statement by Messrs Ngozi Odumuko and Paschal Mbanefo, its Coordinator and Secretary respectively, the influential pan-Igbo organisation said

Ohanaeze vows to resist Fulani vigilantes in Igboland, warns Miyetti Allah to shelve plan

•We need Fulani vigilantes in S-East — Miyetti Allah insists •We’re not against cattle rearing, but…, say S/East Govs •It’s a provocative agenda—Afenifere •We’ll make our position on state police known soon —Govs •Police bemoan lack of personnel Vanguard Report The umbrella Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to

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

FG delegation meets leaders of Miyetti Allah over insecurity

The Federal Government delegation on Friday met with the national leaders of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, as part of efforts to curtail security challenges in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who led the delegation that held a closed-door session with the MACBAN leaders in

Zamfara to recruit 1,700 charmers to ward off bandits

The Zamfara Government says it will recruit 1,700 local charmers in addition to the 8,500 members of Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, recruited earlier to address security challenges in the state. The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy, Bello Dankande, said this in Gusau on Wednesday, at a security meeting

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