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Security, Stories 15/02/2018 by Akaafele

MUTUK Paid A Condolence Visit To Governor Ortom

The President of the Mutual Union of the Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK), Mr Kuram Gwakyaa, together with MUTUK’s Secretary General, Mrs Gilliane Mbatomon Sasvari on Thursday 15th February paid a condolence visit to the Governor of Benue state Dr Samuel Ortom following the January 1st attack by the Fulani herdsmen that claimed 73 lives. They were accompanied by […]

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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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Security, Stories 9/01/2018 by Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary

Benue Does Not Own Arm Militia

We read a news report insinuating that some youths arrested by the military at Arufu, a town between Benue and Taraba States are armed militia sponsored by the Benue State Government to defend the territory of the State against invaders. We wish to state categorically that the Benue State Government under Governor Samuel Ortom has not recruited any militia group […]

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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 26/12/2017 by Tilex Brian Ortese

A Messy Anti-Open Grazing Law

The much anticipated award winning Benue anti-opening grazing law has hit a stumbling block as herders continue to graze openly and yell at will in the Benue Valley. The law, which was passed by the state House of Assembly and assented by Governor Samuel Ortom, was scheduled to take off in the state on November 1 has failed woefully as […]

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Security, Stories 21/11/2017 by Philip Mbakuuv Ankyhquwa

Police Arraigns Fulani Herdman For Violating Anti Open Grazing Prohibition Law

A Makurdi chief magistrate court presided by Justice Isaac Ajim today remands a Fulani herdsman for open grazing, criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms. When the case was mentioned, the Prosecutor Asp Imo Edward told the court that on the 2nd November, 2017 at about 0730hrs, the DPO Logo Division received a distress call […]

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Security, Stories 20/04/2017 by iambenue

#StopBenueKillings Fashion Shoot

The #StopBenueKillings fashion shoot  protest campaign was conceived and executed to further loud the voices shouting stop the killings in Benue State by herdsmen through fashion. The campaign, was shot on the 14th of April, at a location in Makurdi the capital of Benue State. It featured 12 models, and no fewer than 10 other persons working behind the scene. […]

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Security, Stories 23/03/2017 by Samuel Gar

The Fulani Invasion Of Benue State

For seven years now Benue State has been under relentless brutal attack from Fulani marauders. Plateau State is in her eighteenth year of sustained genocidal attacks. Taraba State is equally under intense bombardment. These three Middle Belt States which are essentially Christian have been singled out for Jihad in order to weaken them sufficiently and bring them to the point […]

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Security, Stories 21/03/2017 by Teryila Ibn Apine

Herdsmen Attacks: Benue Stakeholders Meeting, Benue People’s House

Excerpts Governor Samuel Ortom Begha U Tiv, Orchivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse, Tor Tiv V Major General Lawrence Onoja Rt. Hon. John Dyegh Chief Benjamin Adanyi Mrs. Keziah Agundu Kpamor JT Orkar CAN Chairman, Revd. Akpen Leva JP Governor Samuel Ortom in his concluding remarks: “Let me assure all the stakeholders that their recommendations here will be implemented. I still […]

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