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June 19, 2018 3:17 PM PDP chieftain, Hon Ayi laments ‘evil’ APC has done to Nigeria

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Rt. Hon. Essien Ekpenyong Ayi has said that one does not need a soothsayer to know that all was not well in the All Progressives Congress. Rt. Hon. Ayi who is a member representing Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South federal constituency in the House of Representatives lamented what Nigerians passed through 21

June 18, 2018 9:38 AM Benue killings: We won’t let attacks destroy future of our children – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says his administration has intensified collaboration with security forces through Operation Whirl Stroke to prevent further attacks on the people and ensure the return of displaced persons to their ancestral homes. The Governor gave this assurance yesterday on his farm in Adaka, Makurdi local government area of the state 22

June 16, 2018 9:50 AM Abdulsalami Abubakar speaks on herdsmen killings, kidnappings in Nigeria

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Military Head of State, has expressed concern over the continued killings, kidnappings and cattle rustling across the country. Abubakar prayed that the incessant hostage taking and crimes come to an end. He made the prayer at Minna Eid prayer ground on Friday after joining hundreds of Muslims as part of activities to mark the festival 21

June 15, 2018 1:32 PM Eid-el-Fitr: Police places 5,000 personnel on red alert in Benue

Benue State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said that the Command has placed about 5,000 of its personnel on red alert to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state. Addressing newsmen in Makurdi, Owoseni said: “We have placed our officers and men, about 5,000, on red alert to ensure that there are no security breaches in the course 20

May 28, 2018 10:44 AM BREAKING: Herdsmen attack Catholic seminary, shoot reverend father, beat others

Two Catholic priests were on Monday morning beaten with one shot in the leg when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a minor seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, the Punch reports. The Director of Caritas Nigeria, an agency of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey, revealed this in a WhatsApp message. He said, “Please Frs, pray for us. Our minor 20

May 15, 2018 3:33 PM Herdsmen: Group blames Yahaya Bello over attacks on Kogi communities

The Kogi socio-political group, Project Save Kogi (PSK) has described the fresh herdsmen attack on two communities in Ilu-Ajo, Kogi West which left 10 dead and scores wounded as barbaric and unacceptable. In a statement by the Project’s spokesman, Samson Atek’ojo Usman, he explained that the invasion of Fulani herdsmen at the wee hours of Monday, was uncalled 26

May 15, 2018 3:07 PM Catholic priests, 17 others killed by herdsmen for mass burial May 22 in Benue

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has declared May 22 as work free-day in honour of two catholic priests allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen in the state. Making the announcement via the Twitter handle of the government, Ortom said there will be a mass burial on the same day for the 17 victims of the attack respectively. “Benue state governor, Samuel 37

May 11, 2018 11:53 AM BREAKING: CAN General Secretary, Musa Asake is dead

The General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, is dead. DAILY POST confirmed that Asake died on Friday morning (today) in Abuja after an illness. The death of Asake came about two weeks after he led a nationwide protest called by CAN against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen. His death was confirmed by his brother 32

May 3, 2018 6:05 PM 15 killed, four villages burnt down as herdsmen attack Adamawa communities

Fifteen persons have been killed and four communities completely burnt down after suspected herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Chairman of Numan, Hon Arnold Jibla, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Thursday, however, failed to provide fatality figures as according to him, the attack was still raging as at the time of this report 28

May 1, 2018 6:19 AM Abati criticises Buhari’s speech on herdsmen killings

Erstwhile special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on media and publicity, Reuben Abati has criticised the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on herdsmen killing in the country during his meeting with Donald Trump. Buhari had mentioned that herdsmen do not carry guns but only wielded sticks and occasionally, machetes. Abati speaking 26