The statement explained that since March 2020, 31,092 Almajiri children have been repatriated to their states of origin since the Northern Governors Forum decided to jointly end the abuses associated with the Almajiri system. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. He revealed that the population of the nation is growing faster than the nation’s revenue, urging all Nigerians to be productive. Herder-famer conflicts' in Nigeria have mainly involved disputes over land resources between mostly Muslim Fulani herders and mostly Christian farmers across Nigeria but more devastating in the Middle Belt (North Central) since the return of democracy in 1999. "Land-use contest" Then, we now saw the presence of the army. Others are Niger: 5, Kwara: 4, Kogi: 2, Oyo: 2, Kaduna: 68, Niger Republic: 5, Burkina Faso: 3 and Benin Republic: 1. Eggua community in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, was reportedly attacked by Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday, destroying crops worth N500m and raping women. They burnt the barns where crops were kept. WITHIN NIGERIA is an online news media that focuses on authoritative stories, investigations and major headlines that springs from National issues, Politics, Metro and Entertainment. They were sitting with the Fulani people. A + A-Print Email. A meeting was held on Wednesday and the resolution was that the military men should evacuate the community, and then the next line of action would be taken. 160 children have been rescued by the Kaduna State Government Task Force on COVID-19 related regulations from locations that are deemed as unauthorised and unlicensed. If they don’t agree to abide by our rules and terms, they can’t live peacefully with us, they have to leave our community too,” Olugbenga added. We want the military to first leave our village. Recently, they killed a father, his wife and three children in Oja-Odan, Yewa North. JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, including the mother of the child, sources said. “We are law-abiding citizens in Eggua, but we know our rights. Oyo State Security Network or Amotekun has reportedly killed seven herdsmen at Tapa in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of the state. Their presence is not known to the police. There have been reports of more violence against Christians by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state. Confirming the situation in the community, Ogun State Secretary, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Biodun Ogunjimi, said the rural communities in the state, including Eggua have been experiencing brutal assaults by killer herdsmen, without any solution in sight. Fulani herdsmen and farmers conflict in Nigeria is a land resource based conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. Rt. They mounted a roadblock at Kajola market in Kara-Shangisha, Eggua. The statement gives the number of children per their state of origin as; Kebbi: 16, FCT Abuja: 2, Katsina: 15, Kano: 15, Zamfara: 8, Sokoto: 1 and Nasarawa: 12. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. on. Many communities, particularly in the North Central and South-Eastern states, have also recently faced severe attacks allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen. A statement by the Special Adviser to governor El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, explained that some of the rescued children according to Kaduna State government, ‘are toddlers who are not yet able to properly identify themselves’. Explaining the role of the army in the village, he said, “We have told them to leave. “Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Christians after Baby Dedication in Nigeria,” Morning Star News, April 18, 2019: JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, … How Fulani Herdsmen Rape Our Women, Daughters, Destroyed Crops Worth N500m – Ogun Community Residents, “I can die tonight” Man who went viral for buying his baby mama a push present expresses heartbreak over baby, Breaking: NYSC Releases Posting For 2020 Batch B Stream II Corp Members, JUST IN: Former Bauchi lawmaker, Ningi kidnapped, Former Edo Commissioner Didi Adodo, Dies Of COVID-19, BREAKING: FG to review January 18 date for resumption of schools, BREAKING: Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki, BREAKING: FG orders NDLEA to stop screening of 5,000 recruits, BREAKING: NIMC workers suspend strike action. © 2021 - Within Nigeria. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the police and our traditional ruler should be aware. When our women were going to the river during the day, they attacked again and raped both the married women and their daughters. The rescued children, according to the statement are from 13 states in the north and south of the country, adding that some of the kids are from Benin Republic, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic. We can’t continue like this. Adeluyi said unemployment is the root cause of all social vices, and charged governments at all levels to keep the youths off the streets by getting them gainfully employed. Otti condoled the deceased’s wife, Chief Mrs Gladys Ndubuisi Kanu, the entire family and the people of Isuikwuato on the passage of the Rear Admiral, praying for the repose of his soul. An armed militia of Muslim Fulani herdsmen took part in a series of Christmas season massacres that resulted in the deaths of 18 Christians and abductions and assaults on two pastors and one pastors' … Your email address will not be published. According to reports, Udam, who is a Managing Partner at Orkar, Udam and Associates (Attorneys and Legal Consultants), was killed alongside his wife, Nkechi, at Agboughul area of Makurdi on his birthday by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Killings in Nigeria: Onaiyekan issues warning to herdsmen, Fulani leaders. 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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari visits Plateau State, where police said at least 86 people were killed by armed herdsmen on June 26, 2018. They called on the President to put an end to incessant killings and youths unemployment. Tosin Adeluyi, called on the Federal Government to see to the development of border areas, saying the agency put in charge of that responsibility has not been doing anything in Ogun State. We have had a series of peaceful meetings with them in the past, but they don’t follow the guidelines given by the security agents.”. Attacks have also taken place in the northwest Nigeria against farmers who are mainly Hausa people. Most of the children according to officials who rescued them were found in locations operating in violation of regulations that had ordered the closure of all schools since December 2020. If we talk, these Fulani herdsmen will kill us like goats. Kenyan pastor sentenced to 140 years in prison for impregnating his…, “We discovered it was the herders that brought them (army). Adegbite said government would not rest until the excesses of customs officers in Ogun and Nigeria in general are addressed. In their reactions, the people lamented the spate of killings in Ogun State, especially in the border communities, blaming unemployment for the recent crisis. “After destroying our crops, we have no right to talk. Yoruba leaders claimed the murdered herdsmen were kidnappers while Fulani leaders claimed they were innocent herders. The Fulani herdsmen are largely located in the Sahel and semi-arid parts of West Africa, but due to relatively recent changes in climate patterns, many herdsmen have moved further south into the savannah and tropical forest belt of West Africa. “He was shot and killed on the spot,” Kyauta told Morning Star News by text message. “They came in their numbers at night; they did not only destroy the crops on the farms, they also went to the barns to destroy and burn them,” Olugbenga lamented. “Fulani herders kill farmers at will in the interior places. However, the Oyo Fulani herdsmen, customs officers killing us like goats – Ogun residents tell Buhari. DAILY POST reports that retired Rear Admiral, Ndubuisi Kanu, 78, passed away on Wednesday in a hospital after a brief illness. Read More. One of the victims, identified as Popoola Olugbenga, whose vegetables farm was also destroyed, told newsmen on Wednesday. Saturday, November 21, 2020 Fashola MC POSCABA 0 Latest News in Nigeria. The two groups want access to good agricultural land at Nigeria’s center, called the “Middle Belt.” Herdsmen have participated in the killing of 13,079 Christians between 2001-2019, according to estimates from the International Committee on Nigeria. Olayanju said this following the viral report alleging that the security operatives killed some Fulani herdsmen in those […] This is getting too much and nobody is doing anything about it,” Olamilekan lamented. By. Insecurity is not only in the North, we are facing hell as farmers in Ogun rural communities,” Ogunjimi said. August 4, 2019. Fulani herdsmen or Fulani pastoralists are nomadic or semi-nomadic Fulani people whose primary occupation is raising livestock. The implication is that there are Fulani herdsmen resident in virtually every state in the federation. Hon. In his words, Adebiyi Adeyinka Tajudeen from Yewa South said customs officers have been killing Ogun people like goats, all in the name of chasing suspected smugglers. In the same development, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former GMD Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti is saddened over the demise of a former military governor of Lagos and old Imo states, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Rtd. The Fulani herdsmen killed 1,229 in 2014; most deaths occurred in the Nigerian middle ecological belt of Nigeria, in particular in the states of Benue, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, and Taraba, which recorded 847 deaths. Fulani her… We told them that in the past, we always have a joint task force that defends the community. The Speaker described the death of Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd), as a huge loss to Abia State in particular and Nigeria in general. The statement noted that children confirmed to be bona fide citizens of Kaduna State would be relocated to their local governments of origin and handed over to the Local Government Council officials for documentation, registration and future enrollment into schools under the care of their parents or guardians. The state of Zamfara, in the northern belt, recorded 229 deaths. ), has said there were no clashes between the men of the corps and Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapa and One Ogun axes of Oyo State. The herdsmen predominately belong to the Fulani tribe from the arid north, while Christians, including Catholics, dominate the south’s verdant farmlands. January 10, 2021 0. All Rights Reserved. The Speaker, in his condolence message, prayed God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest and avail his family and all Nigerians, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. “They went as far as burning down the houses of our people in the village. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Moses Udam, a well known Benue lawyer and human rights activist, and his wife have been murdered. According to him, officers of the NCS need to be sensitised, stressing that “it is far better for a smuggler to escape than to kill an innocent soul.”. Residents of Ogun State have cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they were being killed by Fulani herdsmen and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). He described Late Kanu as a thoroughbred soldier and consistent fighter for equity, justice and fairness, who dedicated his last days to work for the restructuring of the country. Violence between Fulani herdsmen and local communities is located in Nigeria’s middle belt regions (refer to Centre of Operations). In northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, a group of armed Fulani herdsmen shot David Titus to death on Oct. 17 as was returning to Nega village from nearby Bang village, according to Aslem Nuhu Kyauta, a community leader and a resident of Numan town. Residents of Ogun State have cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they were being killed by Fulani herdsmen and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). While declaring the meetings open, Adegbite told the people that President Buhari had sent his appointees back to their home states to feel the pulse of Nigerians in order to forestall a repeat of youths restiveness that could give birth to carnage, killings, arson and breakdown of law and order. The hundreds of deaths of settled Christian farmers in Nigeria at the hands of nomadic Muslim Fulani herdsmen “extremists” over the last few years have met the standards for “genocide,” a pro-religious minorities NGO recently argued to the International Criminal Court … In his words, the former Chairman of Imeko-Afon Local Government, Hon. “Since then KDSG has undertaken a continuous exercise to identify locations where these children are being kept and taken steps to rescue them from such places and reunite them with their patents to continue their education. Fulani Herdsmen crisis in Nigeria In Abuja, on February 9, 2018, the press service of the President told reporters that the Nigerian Government policy of some land transferring for pasture is … Responding, the Minister assured the people that their requests would get to the President. Conflicting Versions Of Amotekun Killing of Fulani Killer Herdsmen. 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