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Sheik Gumi establishes school for herdsmen to curb banditry

Sheik Gumi establishes school for herdsmen to curb banditry

Renowned Muslim cleric, Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmad Gumi, has established a school for herdsmen inside a forest in Kaduna state.
Vanguard reports that the Islamic cleric while fielding questions from newsmen when he embarked on an inspection visit to the Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodio Centre at Kagarko Grazing Reserve Kohoto Village, Kaduna state over the weekend, said the provision of infrastructures to herdsmen in their remote locations could help in curbing their violent ideologies.

According to Gumi, insecurity in Nigeria, particularly banditry can become a thing of the past, as bandits are ready to drop their arms if education opportunities and other basic amenities are provided for them at the grassroots.

Insecurity news

Female teacher shot in failed kidnap attempt in Kwara State

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot a female teacher in failed kidnap attempt at Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. The woman and her colleagues, who are teachers of Ikerin Secondary School in Ekiti, were on their way home after the day’s work when they were accosted by the gunmen on Thursday, October 28.

It was gathered that while the teachers were trying to escape, the gunmen opened fire on them.
Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Babawale Zaid Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said that the injured woman is currently being treated in the hospital.

National news

Unknown Gunmen attack, kill herdsman in Kwara state

I herder was on Friday October 1, killed by gunmen in Ago Are, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the residence of the deceased in large numbers, shot him at close range and left him in the pool of his blood.

National news

Again: Fulani herdsmen kill 9 traders in Fresh Benue attack

Nine people were reportedly killed in a series of suspected herdsmen attacks on communities in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State between Friday, September 24, and Monday, September 27.


Four people died as Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

It have been reported that four people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Okokolo, Benue State.

A member of Okokolo Community, Identified as Mr Aaron, said his wife was abducted while attending to customers in his shop at the market.

Mr Aaron revealed that the assailants carted away several items and cash from the shop.

New Category news

Four killed, many injured as herdsmen attack Enugu community

At least four persons have reportedly been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen in two villages in the Nimbo community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The incident reportedly took place around 2 am on Monday, July 26, when people were still asleep.

Several persons were said to be severely injured in the attack with about ten persons reported missing.

It was gathered that trouble started when herders were stopped from grazing their cattle in the farm settlement in the area on Sunday afternoon, leading to heated arguments between the farmers and the herders.

It was further learned the farmers later chased the herders and their cattle in order to avoid further destruction of their crops.

According to The Nation, the herders later re-grouped and launched a revenge attack on the community, killing no less than four persons in the early hours of Monday.

A village source, who identified himself simply as Stephen, told the publication that the villagers were still searching for about 10 people missings after the attack.

Stephen said: “Our people were in their houses Sunday afternoon when some people ran back to inform them that some herders came with their cattle to graze in their farm settlement. But our people went there to ask them to leave because they had already destroyed some crops in the farms.

In the course of this interruption, a heated argument ensued that led our people to chase them away from the settlement. Remember that herdsmen killed our people in 2016 when they invaded this community. So, our people didn’t expect anything since they have left in peace.

“Unfortunately this morning they invaded the community and killed more than four people. The number could rise because we are still searching for 10 of our people. We also don’t know how many will survive in the hospital.”

Stephen disclosed three people who were seriously wounded have been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.