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Herdsmen crisis: Gov Ugwuanyi commended on intervention

Following the release from prison custody of the 76 farmers from Ugwuleshi Autonomous Community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, after they were granted bail by Magistrate’s Courts in Umuahia, Abia State capital, the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Godwin Nwobi, and other leaders from the area, have commended the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in securing their freedom.

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Danbazzau’s pledge to tackle herdsmen’s menace

Perhaps, for the first time since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power nine months ago, a senior official of the Federal Government has come out to promise action against the threat posed by the so-called “Fulani herdsmen”, who have been invading farmlands and creating sorrows in their host communities. According to the Minister of the Interior,
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Herdsmen and massob: Need for caution (2)

The first part of this article tried to establish certain facts. Chiefly, it was pointed out that our penchant for using the term Fulani herdsmen was unfair demonisation of one ethnic group – the Fulani. While a good number of herdsmen and women are Fulani, those shepherding livestock all over Nigeria are not all Fulani neither are they all men. Those late Yinusa Idi recruited, my Supervisor, in a settlement near Gezawa, Kano, to handle my own flock in the early 1980s included Basa-Nges, Igalas and Juguns. They’ve learnt the tricks.

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Fani-Kayode replies Odinkalu: Herdsmen should be banned from entire South, not S’West alone

Following the kidnap of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae by suspected fulani herdsmen in Ondo state last week Monday, former Spokesperson, Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode on Wednesday, called for a ban to be placed on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the entire south.

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