Benue youths protest killing of kinsmen

Residents in Makurdi have trooped out in their thousands to protest against the January 2, herdsmen’s attack on farmers in which 20 people were killed. The protesters are calling on the presidency to bring the culprits to book. The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “Presidential Intervention needed”, “Why value cows to Humans”, and “Stop this incessant blood bath”….

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Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted ‘coup’

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted “a coup” against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents. Sources told AFP that the country’s ambassador to Chad had been arrested and was being held in a military camp. In a statement read on…

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Herdsmen kill 50 in Benue communities

Benue Community

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have invaded five communities in Benue State, killing over 50 persons and leaving many others wounded.The attackers struck around 10:00 a.m. on New Year day and in the early hours of yesterday.The affected communities are in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state. Sources told The Guardian that the assailants, armed with dangerous weapons,…

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I drink blood of people I kill, kidnap kingpin says

Ibrahim Umar, a 25-year-old kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, said he had not only killed over ten of his victims in recent times but also drank their blood raw. Umar made this chilling revelation yesterday when the police paraded him along with 15 others. He added that he hunts and kills soldiers to get their arms and uniforms for operations whenever he was…

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