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Fulani Militants Planning To Take Over Nigeria – Man Cries As Gunmen Kill 29 During Security Meeting

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January 20, 2018 – Fulani Herdsmen Planning To Take Over Nigeria – Man Cries As Gunmen Kill 29 During Security Meeting In Taraba State

A community leader in Taraba state and 28 other were during the week killed in fresh attacks by Fulani herders.

The attacks, which took place between Tuesday and Wednesday, occurred while the dust was yet to settle on herdsmen attacks on some Benue communities early in the year, which resulted in the death of about 70 residents.

Many other people were said to have been injured in the Taraba incidents while scores of other people were displaced after their homes were torched by the invaders.

No fewer than nine people were cruelly killed in separate attacks in Gishiri, Dooshima and Danwaza villages of Taraba State while another attack by the herdsmen on Karmen village, Ibi Local Government Area, left the traditional ruler, Zaki Gabriel Ukovur, dead.

Eleven people, including women and children, were feared killed in Wukari and six others in Gassol.

The Taraba State Broadcasting Service (TSBS) had reported yesterday that two people were killed on Tuesday when gunmen attacked Donnada village in Lau Local Government area where a mass burial of more than 68 persons took place.

The caretaker chairman of Ibi Local Government Council, Bala Bako, who confirmed the attacks and killings to newsmen in a telephone, said the killers operate on the same network as the Fulani gunmen who attacked Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue State in the New Year, killing about 73 people.

In Ibi Local Government Area, Bako said, the gunmen struck when the people of the area had gathered for a security meeting.

He explained that worried by incessant attacks by Fulani militants and other security challenges, the people had converged to seek a solution, but the meeting had hardly begun when some Fulani marauders emerged from the bush and launched a deadly attack on the people.

Bako said: “We are having security challenges in Ibi Council, and we have been making efforts to ensure that all the ethnic groups in our domain accommodate one another and live together peacefully.

“The chief (traditional ruler) of Ibi was able to set up a committee that was sitting to find a lasting solution to the problem. It was in one of the meetings that the Fulani gunmen attacked and killed the monarch.

“The people had gathered and were waiting for us for the security meeting when suddenly an armed Fulani man emerged and started shooting. The local chief was killed during the attack.”

Despite wielding guns, eyewitnesses said, the attackers used sticks to hack the monarch to death in a gruesome manner.

“It was dreadful,” one resident said.

The council chairman said he mobilised security men who went and evacuated the corpse.

Bako shares the same view with Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, that the killer herdsmen invaded Taraba from Nasarawa State.

“We share border with Benue and Nasarawa states, and most times, these Fulanis cross over from Nasarawa to attack and go back.

“We are trying to close all the routes they have been using to attack us.

“The killings in Dooshima and Gishiri, near Sarkin Kudu, were also done by the group which attacked Benue.

“On their way back to Nasarawa, they have been killing anyone they meet on the way,” he said.

Confirming the attacks in a telephone conversation with our correspondent yesterday, Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, said some communities were being attacked by herdsmen in the state even as he spoke.

“How can you be killing people because of grasses or cows?” he wondered.

“Yesterday, they attacked and killed innocent people in Taraba without provocation. Today, an hour ago, they attacked some communities and killed people. Is that how people should continue to be killed?

“The killings by Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country is more than the feud between farmers and cattle pastoralists.

“It is a drive for territorial control, and we need to protect the people. We must protect the country.”

Ishaku yesterday insisted that the “Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law” has come to stay, as unprovoked attacks and killings by Fulani militants have continued unabated after mass burials of 73 persons in Benue and 68 in Taraba State.

The governor urged the elite in Taraba State to join hands and eschew the temptation of playing politics with the security and economic wellbeing of the masses.

Members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria are in court challenging the anti-open grazing law which comes into enforcement January 24.

The Taraba State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Sahabi Tukur, told newsmen that the state government has not put in place measures to ensure that herdsmen have a smooth switch from their traditional open grazing to ranching, which he said is a more challenging system of rearing cattle. According to him, ranching requires commitment of huge sums of money to acquire land and develop infrastructure for the benefit of the animals.

He said: “The timing of the law is wrong because it fails to carry all the major stakeholders along, and the government has also failed to provide some of the basic infrastructure to enable the herdsmen key into the idea of ranching.

“We have few days to the take-off of the law and not even a single foot of land has been allocated for ranching. So, what do you expect the herdsmen to do?”

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State told a delegation of All Progressive Congress (APC) governors who visited him in Makurdi that all is still not well in the state despite assurances from the federal authorities about boosting security.

“We thank God that peace is gradually returning to the state but there are still pockets of challenges here, we know the challenges will soon be over because our people are always alert to give useful information to security operatives around,” he said.

He alleged continued threats by herders to unleash more terror on the people.

”Let me tell you that our people are still living in fear and under siege; living in fear because of the series of threat by Kautal Hore which started the threat since seven months ago, they are not mere threats,” Ortom said.

“We have evidence against them, what we are saying is that federal government should arrest the leadership of Kautal Hore.”

The delegation which was led by Governor Shetima Kashim of Borno State also comprised Simon Lalong (Plateau), Mallam El Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) , Mohamad Abubakar (Jigawa) and Osun State deputy governor Titilayo Tomori.

Governor Kashim commiserated with the government and people of the state over the recent killings but warned against attempts by “some political dinosaur from Abuja or any part of the country to cause unnecessary issues.”

Meanwhile,Police Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris yesterday removed Mr. Bashir Makama as the Benue State Police Commissioner.

The immediate past Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr.Fatai Owoseni was named as Makama’s successor.

[By The Nation]



  1. Danti

    January 20, 2018 at 1:37 AM

    In fact, where is Baba oluigbo(Obasanjo) in this matter? Abi he is waiting for these Fulanis to reach his farm?

    • Jacob Flow

      January 20, 2018 at 1:37 AM

      Obasanjo is out of this @danti. I think the man has lost his sense of direction too

  2. Endurance

    January 20, 2018 at 2:36 AM

    January 24 is at the corner for the law promulgated in Benue State to ban the open-grazing of cows will come into enforcement. Let’s see which court has the right to overturn the law that has been made by the Benue state government to protect it own land and it people from terrorist Fulani herders. It is now crystal clear that Protection of lives and property in Nigeria no longer matter to the federal government who’s large part of it army are keeping peace in foreign lands while innocent and defenseless men, women and children, and their dwelling places are destroyed in their very watch. If $40million given to us by the US government last year to fight terrorism as well as the $1Billion set aside last year by Nigeria government to do same in the country cannot be felt by the innocent nigerians who have come under repeated attack from the bloodthirsty fulanees, it then mean the country’s leadership is corrupt and evil and need to be invited by the International Criminal in the hauge and by United Nation for questioning.

    • Liz

      January 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM

      Well said endurance. What baffles me is how these herdsmen get the sophisticated weapons they use.naija!!!

  3. iron bar

    January 20, 2018 at 3:56 AM

    Ww dont have a functioning govt.Dead executhief,dead leguslooters,dead judicrazy.let all man defend himself.d herdsmen are not bigger than us.let everyone arise an take charge.

  4. J. B. Hunter

    January 20, 2018 at 4:20 AM

    HOW DID THE Fulanis know about the security meeting and why are armed security personnels not put in place to fortified the venue against possible attack since the meeting was designed to discussed security issues?
    I suspect the handiwork of a spy or a betrayal here.

    Another thing is if it were the fulanis that are being killed in this manner and number, that one in Sokoto they called Abubakar saad lll would have been blasting like a presidential party campaign speakers by now.

    Since this new waves of wanton killings across the country by their paople, What has he and his colleague in Kano, emir Lamido Sanusi have ever said or done about it?

    141 healthy people just hacked to death all because of Cows.
    Even at that, the given figure here is far less compare to the actual figure killed.

    And records show that all the people and communities affected were solely Christians yet we can‘t read the handwritings on the wall!

    #So annoyed right now#

  5. Mon

    January 20, 2018 at 6:42 AM

    For me,i don’t agree with the grammar of “PLANNING TO TAKE OVER NIGERIA”, In fact,they have already planned to take over Nigeria but working towards actualizing the plan…So if anyone ever agree to vote again in Nigeria without the government accepting restructuring (at least),then count yourself as a person giving them the authority to conclude their plan.

    The only weapon the masses have now is the voting (rejection),because they (government of Fulanis by the Fulanis) is in charge of every other thing, from military to police, customs to Dss, EFCC to Civil defense…etc. The Super Powers are not interested because they are benefiting,in addition,Fulanis are bribing them to be silent.

  6. uzoma

    January 20, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    Please my people, read the hand writing on the wall. This is not about cows, the cow is being used as a decoy. This is jihad being waged by the Hausa/Fulani to Islamize the whole country and bring to fruition Othman dan fodio and the sultan of sokoto’s aim to dip the quran in the Atlantic in the South. Solve the herdsmen problem now and they will look for another reason to kill. They are now importing the Fulani from Niger republic to disguise as herdsmen. The people we call herdsmen are actually hired killers, pure and simple. The main question is this. What is Yakubu Gowon stand on this? What is T Y Danjumas stand on this? both of them are from the middle belt and they are keeping mute.

  7. uzoma

    January 20, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    This is jihad that is being waged by the islamists. Their aim is to conquer the whole Christian areas and force them to become Muslims. Most of the so called herdsmen are from Niger and Chad republics. Why on earth would president Buhari want to build railway from his village in Daura to his ancestral home in Niger republic? he said this during his New Year address to the nation. Why does he want to do that while there are a lot of developments needed in Nigeria? why? Is it to make it easier to import people from Niger and Chad to boost their population so as to count them as Nigerians during census? These so called herdsmen are killing people across the middle belt and Southern Nigeria. What is their aim? to make Nigeria another Turkey?

  8. fifelomo

    January 20, 2018 at 1:12 PM

    ……there’s an informant amongst them.

  9. Observwr

    January 21, 2018 at 4:50 AM

    Well said Uzoma. Bihari is a let down and a disgrace. All these killings and he’s been quiet. His recent uttering about creating colonies for the herdsmen shows where his priority lies.

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