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Suspected Armed Fulani Herders Kill 3 in Makurdi



Three persons were gruesomely murdered this weekend in farmland by suspected armed Fulani herders at Adaka community on the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

Fidel Info reports that This latest attack is coming barely two months after similar separate attacks in Gbeji and Ukohol communities in Ukum and Guma Government Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state where at least 60 persons including two security personnel were massacred.

It was gathered from a source in the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that the armed men had overtime grazed their cattle on people’s rice farms in the community. He said, “For some time now, Fulani herdsmen have been bringing their cattle into the rice farms in the community.”

“The development forced one of the farm owners who lost millions of Naira to the cattle invasion to kill some of the cattle while they were devouring his rice farm. This must have triggered the action of the armed herdsmen who staged a reprisal, killing three persons as if they were animals. They are destroying our farms that are our sources of livelihood and if you complain they kill you. Most of us borrowed huge funds to cultivate the farms and they allow their cows to destroy everything. The people are just on a mission to displace our people and maybe take over our land before the 2023 elections.”

Unfortunately, some politicians in our state are collaborating with these monstrous terrorists to unleash mayhem on our people. We will reject such persons at the polls,” he said.

Confirming the development, the Special Adviser to the Benue state Governor on Security Matters, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba disclosed that the victims were two rice farmers and a land owner who had gone to inspect farmland on Friday but never made it back home.

He said “the community raised the alarm, they alerted me. I got in touch with security personnel patrolling the area. But they said they did not have information on any missing persons.“

”Since it was night already, we waited till Saturday morning, when we sent out patrols including members of the community, and in the course of the patrol, we discovered the corpses of the missing three persons who were brutally killed obviously with a machete. And the community is suspecting that Fulani herdsmen murdered the victims as a reprisal.”

“This is because the herdsmen have been operating in their vicinity. Additionally just last week, the Fulani herdsmen alleged that some of their cows that invaded the people’s rice farms were killed in that community. The Police Commissioner is investigating the incident. The people said they killed the cattle because they invaded their rice farm. And most times these farms are cultivated with huge loans which must be paid back after harvest.”

“The animals that were killed were grazing freely on a large rice farm.

These are some of the terrible things farmers have been noticing, herders will push their cows into people’s yam, cassava, and rice farms and watch them destroy and graze on them after which they walk away. It’s so painful that you will tend to your farm today and when you get there the next day it is all eaten up by cows.”

“So it is suspected that out of frustration and pain somebody who saw this happening to his rice farm did that to the animals.”

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[BREAKING] Timothy Adegoke: Court Sentences Adedoyin To Death By Hanging



Osun State High Court has found the popular hotel owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin guilty in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, a former master’s degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, whose death occurred between November 5 and 7, 2021, at Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife.

The Osun Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, while delivering her judgement on the case, held that the circumstantial evidence available to the court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin.

According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.

Justice Ojo also said Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box meant he agreed to the murder charge pressed against him by the prosecution, dismissing the alibi pleaded on his behalf by his counsel, who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.


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Gunmen attack two communities in Kwara



Unidentified gunmen on Saturday night attacked Gure and Boriya communities in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The gunmen invaded the two communities, shooting sporadically and throwing the people into confusion, DAILY POST learnt.

Though no casualties were recorded, military personnel have been deployed to the troubled areas.

Reacting to the development on Sunday, the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danlasi-Salihu, condemned the attacks, saying the government would do everything possible to avert the reoccurrence of the unfortunate incident.

The Speaker, who represents Ilesha/Gwanara state constituency, said on Sunday: “My heart is heavy in the wake of recent attacks that have occurred in some of our communities. We understand the pain and suffering that these attacks have caused the affected individuals and families, and we want to assure you that the government is taking prompt action to avert any future occurrences.

“We also condemn these attacks in the strongest terms possible, and we assure you that, as representatives, we are doing everything within our power to ensure that those responsible for these attacks are apprehended and brought to justice because we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.

“We will not rest until we have put in place measures that will prevent any future occurrences of such attacks

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EFCC chairman, Bawa begged me for $2million – Gov Matawalle



The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has alleged that the chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, begged him for $2million.

On Wednesday, Matawalle asked Bawa to ensure that the EFCC’s probe didn’t only target outgoing governors, but also presidency officials.

Reacting to Matawalle’s comments, the EFCC insisted that it was probing the governor for allegedly diverting N70billion meant for contracts in the state.

But speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday, Matawalle claimed he is being investigated because he “didn’t offer the EFCC chairperson the money he requested from him”.

He said: “I am not resisting being probed. I’m still the governor and have immunity, no one has invited me.

“The EFCC said they were investigating me? It was when I spoke that they made allegations against me.

“He (Bawa) knows what he begged me to give him which I didn’t.

“The allegations against me are lies. He begged me to give him two million dollars. There is a house where I met him and he knows it, where he told me that he wants to see me

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