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Fulani Herdsmen In Fresh Attack Kill 32 In Kogi, Burn Houses

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Blood flowed freely in the early hours of Wednesday when some suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Oganeinugu community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State and killed no fewer than 32 people.

Two people were also reported dead in the adjoining town of Iyale, where the people of Oganeinugu ran to take refuge. Similarly, it was gathered that another group of Fulani herdsmen simultaneously launched attacks on five other communities, Obakume, Idrisu, Ogo, Ayojeju and Ikboba, all in Omala Local Government Area, killing several people and setting their houses ablaze.

Earlier, Joshua Angulu was said to have been killed by some herdsmen while working on his farm at Abejukolo. According to reports, the man was hacked down for raising the alarm when the herders raided his farm.

The killings in Oganeinugu were said to have taken place after the herdsmen stormed the community with guns and other weapons and slaughtered residents, mostly women and children.

According to a witness, the bandits killed four people in a particular house belonging to a serving policeman, wiping out the whole family.

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As at the time of filing in this report, the killings were said to be ongoing as members of the community were still running helter-skelter, making the actual casualty figures uncertain.

Investigations showed that the killings by herdsmen in Kogi increased to a frightening dimension following the blanket invitation Governor Yahaya Bello gave to all Fulani herdsmen late last year.

The governor, who was the first to embrace the proposed establishment cattle colonies, even threatened to depose any traditional ruler who failed to cooperate with the herdsmen.

Many are reportedly missing after fleeing into bushes, which makes it difficult to have a clear figure of those dead or wounded.

Meanwhile, there are reports that a new set of Fulani herdsmen/terrorists has crossed into Omala Local Government Area across the River Benue from Nasarawa State. They are said to be camped in the Obakume forest, preparing for attacks on Abejukolo, the local government headquarters, and adjoining villages.

National president of the Ife (Omala) Development Association, Dr. James Odaudu, has appealed to both the federal and Kogi State governments to take urgent steps to forestall the planned attacks.

According to him, the people are yet to recover from last year’s attacks on Bagana and other villages in the local government, which led to a number of deaths. Odaudu also appealed to the people to refrain from actions capable of breaching the peace.

The acting Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Kuryas Monday Bala, confirmed the attacks and said his men have been drafted to the areas to forestall further killings. He declined to give the casualty figures but promised to brief the press later.

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54 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Kogi slave governor how market

  2. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    What do you SEE????,if apc come to power again Nigerian never see anything, this is JUST the testing testing testing ACTION ,

  3. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Haha see how people call number of dead in Nigeria like phone number 25 32 3 2 75 4 nawaooo

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  5. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Again?

  6. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

    The sycophant gov of kogi will bless them wit more hectares of land for this exploit, #wickedselfishleadrs

  7. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I hope they also killed the idiot called governor

  8. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:08 am

    YOUTH OF KOGI WAT ARE U WAITING 4?

  9. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    You people need to that the plan is to take over people’s land!

  10. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    All hail Buhari

  11. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Clap for Fulani headsmen terrorist government of buhari and his military of conquest in action

  12. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

    GOOD FOR THEM…

  13. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Thank you Buhari

  14. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Federal herdsmen kill 32 kogi.

  15. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:11 am

    This is what Governor Bello want for them

  16. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Which kind Fulani dey are boko haram

  17. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Maybe good news for Bello

  18. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Kogi promise herdmen cattle colony but they have started killing them

  19. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Kogi governor invited this , to his people by bringing in Fulani herdsmen.

  20. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Up pmb

  21. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Lol

  22. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Animal. Kingdom called Nigeria

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      You now believe Nnamdi kanu? Lol smh

  23. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:31 am

    All this is politics

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Politics because none of your relations is involved?

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Sadik Ibrahim Sulaiman Politics with human life? If your believe in God and not Allah, He will surely judge.

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

      If you talk about god. Almighty god is only one who create me and you and everything in world under his control

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Sadik Ibrahim Sulaiman. It is home movie. You are saying all that just because you are not affected.

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 11:43 am

      No I’m infected since 2014 to 2015 in kano do you forged what happened in my state #poul

  24. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Wait a minute, is all this happening real?pls I don’t think is real,or have we started shooting home video with hausafulani?Nigerians I have never seen a country as stupid and hopeless as this.so people are killed and the government just pretend as is a normal thing ,and the people involved don’t see it as a big deal,it is wonderful.when are you people get to understand that this is a war?everyday you must hear about killing and the people in authority dosent give a fuck about you people, know arest have been made ,there family’s are all protected while the poor masses bear the pain and take the death .wise up my people, this know longer the issues of one Nigeria but defend your self and your family ,the government can not defend you is a plan thing by the government of Nigeria and the British government, think with your brain my people.I rest my case.

  25. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Hmmmmmm the way all our politicians the close mouth about this herdsmen matters the give this people free mine to enter any part of this country and do anyhow because it’s never get into their family members “” “”I see no reason government can’t pronounce this people as terrorist and band them from entering Nigerian territory i hate this government with my hole life I thank God that I don’t vote for any son of Adam and I will not in 2019 thinks happening in this country is getting out of hand ✋ and no reaction about it I pray that Nigerian youth should wake up and stop ✋ voting for any body in any Election

  26. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:15 am

    keep praying, fools, don’t fight back until the last person standing, animals.

  27. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Rubbish, The work of blackmailing

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Is that the only thing you can say when innocent people are being killed?

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Some Muslims are wicked especially Hausa/Fulani.Take a look at ur comment…Ewu Hausa.

  28. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I hope and wish dis is true so as to serve Buhari’s puppet Yahaya Bello right, how I wish his relatives were involved and not the poor masses ..

  29. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:12 am

    After Kogi governor Yahaya Bello give them free land for grazing? Forward this to Buhari media aids, he should help deliver this to him (Buhari), before he will say that he wasn’t aware. #AFAU

  30. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:09 am

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

      This change nor good at all ooh

  31. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Nigerians and mumulity won’t stop, people will just cry and the matter is closed as if your hands were tied down. Let me tell you irrespective of whether the president is their brother or not, retaliation is the best solution, it is best served hot

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 8:13 am

      People should also defend themselves. Am tired of all this media trials #AFAU

  32. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Kill them all

  33. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Buhari is working. Nigeria is safe!! One Nigeria forever!!!

  34. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:03 am

    .
    .
    Who would have believe that this kind of thing will be happening if Buhari did not win election.

    Man is not God and can never be.

    Vanity upon vanity are all vanity.

    I believe GEJ is more fulfilled now than ever. Nothing is more valuable than peace

  35. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Up yeye Bello

  36. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Congratulations to one Nigerians, na change nh

  37. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    They don’t have enough time to finish what buhari send them so they are rushing it bomba to bombs they know that their Oga buhari is going no where in 2019 so they want to finish what they started

  38. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Please let us divided this country in peace not pieces

  39. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Hahaha i thought their gominor gave them land

  40. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Wat a hell

  41. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Very good, more of that stuff, may Nigeria n all her miserable people never know peace for the senseless killings of innocent and armless BIAFRANS death’s to all the nations and families of those who in one way or another contributed in d senseless killings of innocent and armless BIAFRANS death’s to one miserable nigeria.

  42. Anonymous

    March 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Buhari has not told Nigerians and the world who ordered the withdrawal of soldiers from Dapchi school before boko haram kidnapped the school girls and he’s now moving to negotiate with boko haram.. Buhari is now doing business with terrorist.
    Have you seen the video of a jet fighter of the Nigerian Air Force giving aerial bombardment support to the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists attacking a village in Adamawa State, just few days ago? …more than 30 villagers were burnt to death.
    Do you know that the Nigerian Army raided a shrine in Benue State and arrested a Chief Priest for administering invincibility charms on vigilante youths to protect the community against the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists?
    Keep speaking grammar on political correctness.
    You watch # BBNaija and CNN, you start forming liberalism and call truth “bigotry”
    If the Army can gather intelligence to stop a planned attack by Benue youths, what stopped the Army from stopping the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen terrorists attacks that lasted several hours and was recurrent within days intervals?
    Nigeria is in Africa, our practical reality is different from that of UK and USA.
    General Buhari, an ex military dictator and a coupist is the President of Nigeria.
    General Buhari is a Fulani, and own cattle in their hundreds
    General Buhari is a reserved Islamists, and has spoken in defense of Sharia in the past.
    General Buhari has personally defended the Fulani herdsmen in the recent past.
    Please, take Emmanuel Macron, Xi Jiping, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau …show me the remotest similarities to General Buhari.
    You’re talking about Physicists, Scientists and Harvard graduate, then , after you watch Hollywood movies you’re applying their psyche in Nigeria under General Buhari.
    Do you even know that in November last year, the Islamic Fulani herdsmen terrorist shot at a NAF jet fighter in Numan communities of Adamawa State, but the fighter jet could not return fire because General Buhari gave instructions to them, not to use force on Fulani?
    …this was after more than 100 persons were slaughtered by the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists in Demsa and Numan communities of Adamawa.
    It’s even funnier that DSS and NIA has come to say that they are rather Islamic State of West Africa (a branch of ISIS) not the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists
    Now, ask your skull… Why is Army arresting Nigerian youths in Benue State for trying to defend themselves against foreign Islamic terrorists, but is yet to arrest these Islamists?. .President Buhari has legalised and institutionalised bloodshed in Nigeria. he has licensed his Co Fulani animals to terrorise and kill anyone who oppose their satanic cattle colony . a fool that creates no jobs and provides no infrastructure but goes about sharing hunger and death to the people he is supposed to be leading. an animal whose govt is built on lies, blackmail and intimidation .

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Gen. Buhari is a terrorist and a blood sucker

    • Anonymous

      March 16, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Thank you for this piece. My question is Why are people esp our legislature not pass vote of No Confidence in Buhari and impeach him upon all this killings that he is masterminding?

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Orji Kalu: Abia Groups Ask FG, EFCC To Return Loots To State Govt

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Two socio-political Organizations, Abia Good Governance Initiative and Ndi-Abia United, have insisted that the loots recovered from ex-governor Orji Uzor Kalu be returned back to the state’s coffers.

Recall that a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday found Kalu guilty of 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.

Kalu was charged alongside Jones Udeogo, the state Commissioner for Finance during his tenure as the governor.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of the groups on Monday in Aba, Emeka Kanu and Chidi Nkume asserted that it would be a gross injustice if the Federal Government diverted the money to the centre, noting that such action would also be another form of corruption.

They said, “The money belongs to Abians and should be returned to Abia. We want the anti-corruption agency (EFCC) to look deeper into the activities of other past and even present political office holders in the state, as a lot of money belonging to the state was looted by her political rulers.

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“They bought houses, estates, factories, cars, shops, malls all over Nigeria and outside. Some are even building Universities in Ghana and other places.”

Meanwhile, a group, a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria, (COSCON),has commended the EFCC and the Judiciary for the jailing of Kalu after twelve years of trial.

Reacting to the 12-year jail term slammed on Senator Kalu, who represents Abia North district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the Director of Programme of the Coalition, Nelson Ndukwe on Monday, opined that the anti-graft commission, and the judiciary had further proved they were not rubber stamp to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria.

It commended the President for being neutral in the matter despite Orji Kalu being a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Sowore’s Re-arrest, DSS Court Invasion Reason I Rejected Soyinka Centre Award — Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has frowned at the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow and for this reason has rejected an award from the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.

The Vice President who was a keynote speaker in the United Arab Emirates explained why he refused to accept the award for his achievements in the justice system of Nigeria.

In statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the Vice President said in view of the developments on Friday in the Sowore case, “I think it would be insensitive and inappropriate to attend the ceremony.”

Osinbajo then went on to thanks the organizers of the event for considering him for an award.

“I am extremely grateful for the recognition and award of the “Integrity Specialty of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Anti-corruption Defender Award of 2019” to me.

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“The award, I note, is for our Justice reform efforts in Lagos State. I had accepted the award with pride on behalf of the excellent Justice Sector team we had.

“However, two reasons explain my absence. First is that I am currently in Abu Dhabi for an international meeting under the auspices of the government of the UAE where I am the keynote speaker.

“Second, in view of the developments on Friday in the Sowore case, I think it would be insensitive and inappropriate to attend the ceremony.

“Please accept my heartfelt apologies and extend the same to the other members of the organizing team. God bless you,” the statement read.

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The Rights Of Every Nigerian Is Guaranteed Under My Watch, Says Buhari

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Amidst repression of press and alleged victimisation by secret police, President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the commitment of his administration to guarantee promotion and protection of human rights of every Nigerian, respect for rule of law and sanctity of human lives.

This was contained in a speech delivered by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Mr. Dayo Akpata who represented the President at the 2019 National Human Rights awards ceremony held in Abuja.

Akpata disclosed that President Buhari has demonstrated that he is committed to protecting the rights of every Nigerian by being part of all important international human rights instruments.

The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme, Edward Kellon urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to come up with policies that would protect and secure lives of Nigerians.

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