The figures were contained in a statement on Friday by Ortom’s Special Adviser on Media and ICT, That Agerzua.
According to the highly authoritative newspaper, the killings were carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen believed to have launched the attack from a village in Taraba State on Thursday night.
The development was made known by the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, who said President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed him to bring Abubakar to Abuja for “a handshake and national honour”
The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Hassan Abo, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar, described the rumour as “devilish and wicked’’.
The development came as another attack carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Mararaban Kantoma, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in the early hours of Sunday claimed four lives.
The international media outfit specifically made reference to repellent images circulating in the social media, which the originators purportedly claimed were from recent violence in Jos, Plateau State
The verbatim report of the debate of the Nigerian security challenges by the UK House of Lords are contained in the Parliament’s records website: hansard.parliament.uk
In a statement titled: “On Demand: A language of non-capitulation, non-appeasement,” Soyinka urged President Buhari to make killer herdsmen pay for their crimes to send a strong warning that his administration would not tolerate forceful…
The three men were said to have been captured at Gashish District in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Three Arms Zone houses the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary arms of government in the central area of Abuja
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the North Central Zone of the association, Danladi Ciroma
Addressing newsmen before the suspects in the area, Commanding officer of the Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Mutiu Olaseni, said the arrest followed a complaint his men received from a Tiv woman (name withheld) whom the herdsmen entered her…
The herdsmen reportedly burnt several buildings in the affected villages
The recorded killings, mainly by herdsmen, excluded those carried out by Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno and Yobe States
Soyinka, in a statement to mark May Day, said he does not understand what the Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali, was still doing in government after openly supporting the killing by herdsmen
Government must as a matter of urgency, set out to unravel the nature of the killings and the people who are involved. The characterization of every killing as the aftermath of the herdsmen-farmer clash and the discordant voices of…
The position of NIM was contained in a letter it sent to President Buhari on the security situation in the country
The call is coming on the heels of the killing by Fulani herdsmen of two Catholic priests and 15 worshippers in a church in Mbalom, Benue State
According to available information, the soldiers, who were reported to have ransacked the church and the house of the priest, said they were searching for weapons