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Deadly Fulani versus farmer conflict escalates in Nigeria

Roaming Fulani cattle herdsman accused of launching deadly raids against farming communities and targeting Christians. Akwanga, Nigeria – On the heels of an insurgency launched seven years ago by the armed group Boko Haram, Nigeria is embroiled in another conflict that has divided people across ethnic and religious lines with thousands killed over the past few years. It’s a conflict …

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Enugu State governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi vows “never again”

The Enugu State government has issued a press release following the burial of the villagers killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nimbo, Uzo Uwani Local Area of the state. NIMBO: THIS KIND OF ATTACK WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN ON OUR SOIL, ENUGU GOVERNOR VOWS AT VICTIM’S BURIAL MASS Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state yesterday vowed that the kind of killings that …

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Human rights group welcomes EFCC investigation of Sullivan Chime

A human rights group, the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has welcomed what it called the belated investigation into the crimes of Sullivan Chime, the former governor of Enugu State. CRRAN’s statement is reproduced in full below. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) INVESTIGATION OF FORMER GOVERNOR SULLIVAN CHIME AND CRONIES, A BELATED ACTION. The Economic and Financial …

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Code of Conduct Bureau petition against Enugu Chief Judge

Chuka Obele-Chuka, the fiery Onitsha-based lawyer and human rights activist has stirred the hornet’s nest with his strongly-worded petition, dated March 22nd, 2016, addressed to the Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, Abuja, and stamped received on April 8th, 2016. The document, titled ‘Corrupt Enrichment and False Declaration of Assets By Hon. Justice Innocent A. Umezulike, Chief Judge of Enugu State: …

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Nsukka General Assembly reacts to Fulani herdsmen attack

PRESS RELEASE The people of Nsukka cultural zone of Enugu state operating under Nsukka General Assembly yesterday paid a solidarity visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the recent attack on Nimbo community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, vowing not to take any repeat of such attack on their people lightly in the future. Led by Emeritus professor, Lawrence Ocho, and former …

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How Fulani herdsmen attack in Enugu cost top cop his job

The Monday, April 25th, 2016 unprovoked attack by Fulani herdsmen- now called Fulani militia- against the unarmed, hapless, and helpless residents of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State, which left dozens dead and maimed, claimed yet another casualty. The victim, this time, was the Enugu State Commissioner of Police (CP), Nwodibo Ekechukwu, who has been removed from his position …

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Making sense of Nigeria’s Fulani-farmer conflict

After a spate of deadly attacks in Nigeria this year blamed on ethnic Fulani cattle herders, the president has ordered a military crackdown on the group. But the issue is not new – clashes between different groups of Fulani herders and farmers have killed thousands of people in Nigeria over the past two decades. In 2014, more than 1,200 people …

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Nigerian government embarrassed by London protest

A presidency source has informed Naijiant.com that the rally in London yesterday, against the slaughter of Nigerians in various parts of the country by Fulani herdsmen and government failure to deal with the atrocities, has caused severe embarrassment to the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The source claimed that the presidency was “touched” by the protests in the UK capital and predicted …

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Nigerians protest Fulani herdsmen killings in London

Nigerians living in the UK took to the streets of Westminster in London to demonstrate against the slaughter of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen. Last week it was reported that up to 30 people were killed in the remote community of Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. There has been an upsurge in attacks …

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Death and the Herdsmen: A report on spreading pastoralist violence in Nigeria

In the early hours of Monday, April 25th, 2016, destruction was unleashed upon Ukpabi-Nimbo, a sleepy village in Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State. Scores of heavily armed Fulani herdsmen executed a ferocious attack on the community, killing dozens and seriously injuring a large number of others. According to eye-witnesses, at least fifty people were killed, and about thirty seriously injured …

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