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Farmer sent to prison for cutting off herdsman’s hand

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison a farmer, Kabiru Garuba, for allegedly cutting off the left hand of one Mohammed Haliru, a herdsman.

Court frees man accused of stealing cow

A Kaduna Chief Magistrate’s Court Tuesday discharged a 40-year-old herdsman, Mohammed Burtu, charged with receiving a stolen cow.
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Cleric: Killings in Nigeria not President Buhari’s making

Pastor Peter Olaniyan, Assistant General Overseer of the Christ Arrival International Church, Gethsemane Parish, Ibadan, has explained that the persistent killings in the country are not the making of President Muhammad Buhari, but a pointer to the fact that the end-time is here and that corruption is fighting back.

Wole Soyinka: President Buhari treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves.

PFN kicks as court condemns 5 Christians to death for killing herdsman

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has kicked against the Yola High Court ruling sentencing five Christians to death for allegedly killing a herdsman.
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CAN warns federal government against recruiting repentant Boko Haram terrorists into Army, Police

Following reports of plans by the federal government to recruit repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigerian Army and the Police, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday warned the federal government against such plan.

Five to die by hanging in for killing herdsman

A Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri has sentenced five men to death for culpable homicide and for killing a Fulani herdsman.

Herdsman arraigned in Ekiti over alleged destruction of N4 million cassava farm

An 18-year-old herdsman, Mohammadu Suraju, whose cattle destroyed a N4 million cassava farm, on Wednesday appeared before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Police debunk rumour of planned herdsmen attack in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has dismissed rumours of a planned attack on residents of Agu Awka part of the Awka capital territory by herdsmen.

Nigerian Army captures another militia herdsman, recover arms in Benue

Barely 24 hours after troops of the Nigerian Army arrested a notorious herdsman said to be the brain behind most killings in Benue state, another herdsman has been nabbed by soldiers.

Nigerian Army parades another suspected killer herdsman in Benue

Nigerian Army on Wednesday paraded one herdsman identified as Idi Gemu who was arrested within Guma axis on Tuesday.

Report: Boko Haram faction seizes Northeast towns, taxes residents

A breakaway Boko Haram faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa has seized some towns in Borno and Yobe states, providing protection to Muslim residents and collecting taxes from them, Reuters reports.

Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders.

Herdsman: I’ve made over N100m from kidnapping

The Edo State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a notorious kidnapper, Muritala Umaru, who confessed to have made over N100 million from kidnapping.

Nigerian troops kill suspected herdsman in Benue

The Nigerian Army last night said one herdsman has being killed in Asom Village, Guma local government area of Benue state during an exchange of fire between troops and some bandits.

Yobe government to unveil 8,500-year-old canoe at exhibition

The Yobe government on Wednesday said it would soon unveil the 8,500-year-old Dufana canoe, Africa’s oldest and world’s third oldest water craft, for public exhibition.

Oyo Assembly urges lasting solution to farmers-herdsmen clashes

The Oyo State House of Assembly has called on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi to as a matter of urgency find lasting solution to herdsmen/farmers clashes in the state.

Suspected herdsmen kill two children in Benue community

Two children between 10 and 15 years have been reported dead after an ambush by killer herders who shot at them and killed two of them.

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