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Governor Ortom © I am Benue 2021

Leadership 28/04/2021 by Aondona Simon Iwar

Dear Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom, a governor enmeshed in a frustrating leadership of crises, killings, burning and destruction. Sir, your leadership has seen some of Benue’s worse trouble times, from constant Herdsmen attacks and killings, communal clashes, military clampdown, Sankera killings and the Gana saga, Denen and Adyoughrough brutal murder as your staff and security aid and all manner of crises. We […]

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Security, Stories 30/11/2020 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

Is Farming Now A Risky And Dangerous Practice?

The Ordeals of a Benue Rice Farmer First update on 18th November 2020, Facebook I got a parcel of land at the Lower Benue River Basin Layout, somewhere after Wadata here in Makurdi where l cultivated six hectares of rice. While we were preparing the land until planting, Fulani herdsmen and their cow roamed the area freely. But the locals […]

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MUTUK © I am Benue 2018

Security, Stories 15/05/2018 by Ms. Salome Sulleyol Biam

Tivs in the United Kingdom Meet with Other Nigerians in Diaspora to Address Herdsmen Massacres

The Mutual Union of Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK) on Saturday, 12th May, 2018, held an emergency meeting with Nigerians in diaspora regarding the continued herdsmen massacres in Nigeria. According to MUTUK President, Mr. Kuram Gwakyaa, the meeting was necessary following the recent killings of the two priests and 17 worshippers at St Ignatius Quasi Parish, Ukpor, Mbalom in […]

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© IamBenue Meg Otanwa 2018

Security, Stories 20/01/2018 by Meg Otanwa

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari

One fateful day I received numerous calls from home: “A u Fulani! A u fulani!! E ku pewa eh,” meaning, “The Fulanis! The Fulanis! They’ve come again!” It was Jan 17th last year, the herdsmen had attacked a neighbouring village and the villagers had run into our village for safety. The marauders took lives and left a trail of destruction […]

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© IamBenue 2017

Security, Stories 8/01/2018 by Aver Augusta Yaakugh

Farming And Open Grazing Cannot Exist In Benue State

I have watched in horror the pictures of my Benue people slaughtered like animals. I condemn the acts of these herdsmen who I now prefer to call savages. I have also watched as the Presidency has shown little or no effort to mitigate this crisis. I have three things to say: Firstly, educate the nomads It is an undeniable fact […]

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Security, Stories 14/03/2017 by Iorliam'Amo Shija

Fulani This, Fulani That

The planting season is almost here again in rural Benue, and once more, as it has become common in recent past, the farmers are afraid and uncertain. They are afraid of the nomadic Fulanis who descend, year in year out, with their cattle from the far north into the marshes of the middle belt to graze. From time immemorial, the […]

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