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Governor Samuel Ortom will allow the law take its course after the Nigerian Army arrested one of his aides for allegedly masterminding recent killings in Benue State, his top adviser has said.
The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram member said to have been the mastermind of “most of the recent attacks in Benue State.”
According to him, ‘Nigerian troops have arrested the key Boko Haram suspect known as Aminu Yaminu nicknamed Tashaku who is believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue State.’
Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested 18 herdsmen in the Kwata Sule, Mbayer, Yandev and Kaambee areas of Benue State, who were caught grazing their cows on farmlands, an act which is against the state’s anti-open grazing law.
The Nigerian Army has released a statement saying six herdsmen were arrested destroying a farmland in Benue State.
The Independent Human Rights and Crime Monitoring Group (IHRMG) has alleged that over 90 people have been silently killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State since after the January 11 mass burial of 73 people killed by herdsmen, in spite of the military Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in the middle-belt state.
Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade conducting Exercise Ayem Akpatuma have on Sunday arrested five suspected cultists in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Tiv Socio cultural group, Mzough U Tiv, has expressed displeasure over what it tagged, ‘emerging trends of the military exercise tagged Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’ which was flagged off, in Benue State, on Tuesday.
Suspected herdsmen engaged men of the 707 special forces brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Benue state in a gun battle on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Army has said it would begin a special exercise tagged: ”Operation Cat Race”, which in Tiv language means “Ayem Akpatuma’’ to tackle the recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in the states.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced the planned commencement of its special operation to clampdown on those perpetrating killings and other violent crimes in Benue State and environs to restore peace in the areas.
The Nigerian Army said Tuesday it killed a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counsellor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue.
The Nigerian Army has denied the report that its men allegedly invaded Kastina-Ala LGA in Benue State, killing many persons and razing several houses.
England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain heading into the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country’s international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.
The captains of Australia, Denmark and France have asked Fifa to lift the ban on Paolo Guerrero - the skipper of group rivals Peru - so he can play at this summer's World Cup in Russia.
The African Development Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization.
Bad leadership is the reason while poverty is ravaging Nigeria Executive Director, African Heritage Institution, Afri-Heritage, Prof. Okeke Uzodike, has said.
The scheduled state Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Owerri, the state capital will go ahead as planned, the faction of the party opposed to Governor Rochas Okorocha, has said.
The accountant general of the federation, Ahmed Idris, says the federal government has cleared the promotion arrears of workers in its ministries, departments and agencies.
Angered by online reactions, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has queried his Commissioner for Higher Education and an aspirant for the House of Representatives in 2019, Usman Jaha (Babawo) for distributing kits with shoe polish and other items to youths in Gwoza as part of his personal welfare programme.
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations says it is working towards flushing out quacks in the practice of public relations in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has called on the Federal Government to allow state governments take over the payment of petroleum subsidy based on the needs of their people.