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Daily Archives: 28th April 2016

Enugu Police, Hausa community dismiss rumours of refuge in police barracks over reprisal attacks


Enugu state police command, Thursday, dismissed rumours that northerners, especially of Fulani origin were taking refuge in police stations and military barracks around the state for fear of reprisal attacks by indigenes of Enugu state. Suspected Fulani herdsmen had on Monday invaded Ukpabi-Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani local government area and reportedly killed over 40 persons and destroyed property worth millions ...

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Soyinka decries Buhari’s weak handling of violent attacks by herdsmen

Wole Soyinka

Human rights activist and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over its seeming inability to rein in the violent activities of herdsmen across the country, which he described as “the nation’s identification stamp.” He spoke days after suspected Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror on Ukpabi Nimbo, a community in Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of ...

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NUJ Enugu council condemns killing by Fulani herdsmen

Herdsman with his cattle in Enugu

PRESS RELEASE The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Enugu state council wishes to condemn the continuous killing of innocent harmless people in Enugu state by fulani herdsmen. We are calling on the government at all level to strength its security network to avoid further breakdown of law and other. We also urging the security agencies to wake from their slumber ...

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SARAKI: I can’t disqualify myself from trial, Umar rules

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, ruled Thursday that  he will not disqualify himself from the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki. Saraki had filed an application asking the judge to withdraw from his trial. But Umar held that he would not hands off the case because he was performing his constitutional duty. “Chairman of the ...

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Enugu Massacre : S/East Senators call for emergency SE/SS Summit

Fulani herdsman with AK-47 rifle

THE South East Senate Caucus Wednesday warned against what it termed imminent danger and possible attack on the unity of Nigeria if the Federal Government fails to urgently address the Enugu massacres by the marauding Fulani herdsmen. Rising from an emergency meeting in Abuja yesterday, the Senators not only condemned the attack, which left over 50 persons dead and scores ...

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Fulani Herdsmen Attacks: MASSOB gives FG 30 days ultimatum

Ful.ani armed

Movement  for the Actu­alisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has given the Federal Govern­ment a 30-day ultimatum to end the incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen on in­nocent people in states in the South East or face its wrath. The warning came on the heels of Monday’s attack by Fulani herdsmen on a community in Uzo Uwani Local Government Area ...

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Protests in Enugu over Fulani herdsmen’s attack


Protests and condemnations have continued to trail the Monday invasion and killing of scores of indigenes of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Different reports estimated that between 40 to 100 people lost their lives in the invasion. A group under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Enugu State, Wednesday took to the ...

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Buhari orders action against Fulani herdsmen

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday broke his silence on the recur­ring attacks on communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen saying a decisive step has been taken by his administra­tion to end it. To achieve that, he disclosed that he has directed the Minister of Defence and the Inspector General of Police to put an end to the menace. In line with the presidential directive, ...

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Use power wisely, Ekweremadu tells Nigerian leaders

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of Nigerian Senate

…Rallies Nigerians to Unite, Move Nigeria to Greatness The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerian leaders to govern effectively and use power wisely, saying that was the only way to safeguard the citizens’ interest. Similarly, he challenged Nigerians to show more love for fatherland by rising above tribe,  ethnic, religious and political persuasions, with ...

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