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Afenifere back Wole Soyinka on use of hunters, vigilante against killer herdsmen

Yoruba socio political organisation, Afenifere, has thrown its weight behind Prof. Wole Soyinka’s call for the use of hunters and vigilante groups to tackle the menace of herdsmen in Ogun State, in collaboration with the other security outfits.

No life was lost during robbery attack on Benin-Shagamu Expressway – Police

The Ondo State Police Command has debunked the report that lives were lost during an armed robbery attack on the Benin/Shagamu Expressway in the state few days ago.

Police rescue three kidnap victims in Ondo

Ondo state Police Command, on Tuesday, rescued three people who were abducted by dare devil armed men who robbed at the Benin/Ore Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest seven suspected kidnappers in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested seven persons in connection with various kidnapping incidents in the state.

Tenant kidnaps landlady’s kids in Ondo

A female tenant has reportedly kidnapped the two children of her landlady, seven days after she packed into the house in Okedogbon, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Suspected herdsman attacks Ondo woman in her farm

A 28-year-old mother of two, Florence Godday, escaped death by the whiskers in Igbo Abo community in Akure North area of Ondo State, as a herdsman attacked her with a machete and attempted to rape her in her farm.

Four Fulani herders arrested weapons in Ondo

Vigilantes in Agadagba Obon, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, have arrested four Fulani herdsmen who were said to be carrying dangerous weapons.

Four herdsmen arrested with weapons in Ondo community

No fewer than four Fulani herdsmen were arrested by the vigilante group in Agadagba Obon town in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, carrying dangerous weapons.

Headteacher, assistant crushed to death

The truck driver, who killed the head teacher of LA Primary School, Igbatoro/Familugba in Akure North Council Area of Ondo State, Pastor Oluwajuwon Adebayo, and his Assistant, Pastor Sunday Ajenifuja, have been arrested by police.

Two pastors die in Ondo crash

The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested a truck driver, Juwon Ariyibi, for allegedly killing two people with a truck at Ipele, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Police urged to trace Fulani man who allegedly killed driver

The family of late Victor Ajisafe, who was allegedly killed by a Fulani man in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has called on the Ondo State Government and the state police command to fish out his killer.

Militants give oil companies 3-day to vacate oil community in Ondo

A coalition of militant groups in Ondo State on Friday gave oil companies operating in the state three days to leave over non-enrollment of their members in the Federal Government Amnesty Programme.

Road accident kills 10 persons in Akure

No fewer than 10 persons on Wednesday lost their lives while five were critically injured in a fatal road accident that occurred on Akure-Owo Expressway at the Agbogbo area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.

We don’t know attackers of Olu Falae’s farm – police

The Ondo Police Command on Monday said it had not arrested the suspected herdsmen who allegedly burnt down the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, at Ilado village in the Akure North Local Government Area of the state

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Court concludes trial of 301 Boko Haram suspects, convicts 205

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We are not at war with Benue – Governor Al-Makura

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