Today's Headlines:Troops Stop Bandits From Invading Another Yoruba Settlement, ASUU Threatens Strike
(Photo Credit: Google) Troops Stop Bandits From Invading Another Yoruba Resident Fourteen armed bandits were early hours of Sunday, reportedly gunned down during a gun duel with the police in the Katsina-Ala town, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. (Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper)
Today's Headlines:Police Stop Bandits From Invading Police Station, Police Confirm Killing Of Ejanla
Police Stop Bandits From Invading Another Police Station Bandits were killed early hours of Sunday during a gun duel with the police in the Katsina-Ala town, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. (Photo Credit: Nigerian Tribune) According to a source in the area, the armed bandits had stormed the police station to forcefully set free some of their colleagues arrested and detained at the station.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has donated a Hilux Van to the State Community Volunteer Guards in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area to help them battle crime and banditry. During his presentation in Makurdi on thursday, Governor Ortom said Katsina-Ala is one of the Local Government Areas on the Sankera axis that has continued to face various criminal activities.
Not too long ago, Premium Times reported on how suspected herders attacked a local government in the state, known as Katsina-Ala, and massacred about a hundred people. Many more people were even rendered homeless. The Governor of the state Samuel Ortom has now urged the people of his state to defend themselves.
Today's Headlines:Governor's Aide Assassinated By UGM, Twitter Replies Nigerians Over Buhari's Tweet
Governor's Aide Assassinated By Unknown Gunmen In Benue State:Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters. Some unknown gunmen have killed Senior Special Assistant On Security to Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) in Jos, Plateau State Capital. It was learnt that Dega was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday, The Nation reports.
"Why Does Life Mean Nothing in Nigeria?" -Kate Henshaw Laments On The Murder of 36 Nigerians in Benue
Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has reacted to the reported murder of 36 people in Benue state. Earlier, Daily Post reported that 36 people were feared dead after suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a community in Benue State on Thursday night. Daily Post states that the suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the Shikaan Mbagena Kpav community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State and killed at least 36 residents.
Nigerians on social media have decried the alarming rate of violent killings being perpetrated in Benue State by suspected herders. Trending the hashtag #BenueUnderAttack on Friday, Nigerian Twitter users called the attention of authorities to gory images as evidence of mass killings. Earlier in the week, it was reported how suspected herders attacked Katsina Ala Local Government Area of the state, killing over a hundred residents and rendering many others homeless.
Several reports of bandits and gunmen attacks on innocent Nigerians now make headlines everyday. The Fulani herdsmen are also not left out,as tales of killings keeps following the trail of their movement across the country. Nonetheless,the federal government has being working around the clock to curb the issue of insecurity,by placing security agencies at strategic locations in the country.
Attacks on police officers and infrastructures gradually are becoming an order of the day as bandits involved in such violent acts are growing wilder by the day. Officers of the Nigerian Police Force, Benue state command had arrested about five bandits who were detained at Katsina-Ala Police Division for further investigations and possible prosecution due to the several killings and attacks launched on both the people of the community and the security agents at large.
The security situation in Benue state has continued to get every peace-loving Nigerian perturbed. As it seems, these Nigerians have continued to demand that the federal government do the needful in curtailing the issue of insecurity in Benue State. Presently, some suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked two local governments in the early hours of Thursday, killing 11 farmers in the process.
Well armed bandits in the early hours of Sunday 20th June 2021 ,at about 2:am attacked the Katsina Ala central Police station in Benue state. The bandits, numbering over 50 came on motorcycles to rescue a member of the gang who was arrested by local vigilante and handed over to the police.
At Tsauwa village in Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State, at least 19 persons are said to have been killed. The bandits allegedly stormed the village around 11.30 p.m. on Monday and remained active until the early hours of Tuesday, according to residents. The bandits opened fire indiscriminately as soon as they arrived in the village, killing the victims.
Fourteen armed bandits were reportedly killed in the early hours of Sunday morning in Katsina-Ala town, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, after a gun duel with the police, according to reports. The armed robbers were claimed to have met their doom when they raided a police station in the town where some of the bandits were being detained, according to local reports.
The Tiv and Fulani ethnic groups, who have been at loggerheads, have unanimously agreed to embrace peace. Peace will gradually return to the local government councils of Takum and Katsina-Ala in Taraba and Benue states. The decision was arrived at during a joint security meeting between the leadership of the two councils.
An attack on a police station in Katsina-ala local government of Benue state was thwarted by the men of Operation Zenda Joint Taskforce, who worked with other security services. The incident occurred early morning today , when armed militia attacked and attempted to set fire to a police station in the area.
Today's Headlines:Gunmen Allegedly Kill Ortom's Security Aide, We Inherited Insurgency From PDP -APC
Gunmen Reportedly Kill Ortom's Security Aide The series of Attacks Lunched by Unknown gunmen, herdsmen and Bandits is becoming alarming. Recently, Gunmen allegedly killed the Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd). Daily Post gathered that the aide died after being shot on his chest in Jos, the State capital.
Gunmen kill Governor Ortom’s Aide In Jos, Photo Credit: The nation Newspaper Gunmen have killed Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) in Jos, Plateau State Capital. The Nation learnt he was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday.AIG Dega had a brilliant career in the Nigerian Police Force and was twice Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo States.
Armed criminals have been launching attacks on people in several regions of the country, particularly in central Nigeria. The bandits attacks have been common in Kaduna, Katsina, Benue, Niger states etc. Recently, Policemen at a police station in Benue state foiled an attack by suspected bandits on the station.
Femi Fani Kayode, FFK, has raised a very strong question for many Nigerians to answer after a large number of people were reportedly killed in Benue State on Friday. He asked if anyone can still say the country is safe following the murder of 42 people in Benue State in one day?
Again, suspected herdsmen kill 11 in Benue The attacks occurred in some communities in Makurdi and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of Benue State respectively. The suspected herders attacked the Anyom community of the Mbatyula council ward in Katsina-Ala on Wednesday and Zongo-Akiki village in the Mbalagh council ward early hours of Thursday.