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Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by delpee(f): 10:46am On May 18, 2018
I still wondering why the herdsmen are not buying into Governor Ganduje's offer of a purpose built grazing reserve in Kano. Why are they insisting on being provided for in Benue where farmers are predominant and they need land for cash crops? It doesn't sound right except there's a reasonable explanation.

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Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by madridguy(m): 10:50am On May 18, 2018
Aguiyi Ironsi really messed up our institutions.


davidif:


Recruiting more soldiers is not the answer. What they should do is what we should have done years ago after we switched to democracy and scrap the federal police model and live policing to local communities just like the British did. This was an effective model for a country with a large population until Aguiyi Ironsi changed all that and centralized policing in the hands of the Fed govt Its no wonder we have a problem we are having so many security issues in this country.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by DrMuzungu: 10:52am On May 18, 2018
No army in the world can protect every village, every house. But decent armies, with no traitors, would go for a kill... They would not wait for things to happen. They would, rather, hunt down every b@stard who is ready to kill innocent civilians. That is how things are done, if you want to handle the problem. But if you do not want, then you have what happens in Nigeria today.

Abacha once said... You can know for sure that government has hand in an insurgency if it lasts for more than 24 hours.

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Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Mozegee: 10:54am On May 18, 2018
There was a country,so unfortunate.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by orunto27: 10:58am On May 18, 2018
The Military is for External Security.
Now you don't have sufficient Soldiers and Police to carry out mainland security assignments, isn't this the reason we keep on advising you to grant Police Homeland Security Autonomy to the 36 States Governance?
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Ojiofor: 11:03am On May 18, 2018
Yet no order was given to clamp down on the terrorists herdsmen.They are still being appeased by this government.

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Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Nobody: 11:05am On May 18, 2018
karlboss:


Aren't you very stupid for asking such questions.

My Bible tells me in the book of proverbs: Give an answer to a stupid question and you are as stupid as the person that asked it.

oga you can clearly see im not interested in you. if you cant give a yes or no answer just run along naa
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by TalkingBird: 11:05am On May 18, 2018
how true is this?
in the other thread:
https://www.nairaland.com/4510777/2019-theres-plot-technically-knockout

"local government headquarters where the event was supposed to take place. On reaching there, I met massive security buildup comprising mobile policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)."
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Equation89(m): 11:22am On May 18, 2018
But they have enough army for Operation python dance...
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by TalkingBird: 11:27am On May 18, 2018
"Anguish of nations not knowing the way out"


(Luke 21:25) 25 “Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and [its] agitation. . .

(Revelation 17:15) 15 And he says to me: “The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. . .

It will continue and then it will usher in relative deceptive peace before the end.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by micmond: 11:28am On May 18, 2018
Exactly!


And those ones manning an endless checkpoints in the whole of South east
chriskosherbal:
Then reduce the ones you attach to public/civil servant and private individuals.





Simple !!!




Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by joe120120(m): 12:10pm On May 18, 2018
Jazzlite:
The Federal Government has said the country’s military manpower is not enough to secure every village in the Middle Belt region in order to stop incessant killings occasioned by herders and farmers’ clashes in the area.

It has, however, mandated the National Emergency Management Authority to rebuild villages in Benue State and ensure they are not far from one another.

The Federal Government also said that the farmers and herdsmen’s clashes which had led to loss of lives and property were caused by the influx of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this on Thursday at a town hall meeting in Abuja on the farmers and herders’ clashes.

The meeting was convened by the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Ogbeh said as was the case in Argentina, Pakistan and Namibia, there were ongoing plans to generate electricity from cow dung when the government finally put the reserves in operation.

Speaking on the N10bn to be given to troubled states, the agriculture minister said the money would be used “to rebuild the devastated villages as all the Internally Displaced Persons in Benue State wanted to return home as quickly as possible.”

Ogbeh added, “I was with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, in Benue State on Tuesday and the money announced is not only for Benue, which is apparently facing this crisis.

“The crisis in the IDP camps is very severe. Lots of women and children want to return home, but there are no homes. So, the idea is to rehabilitate the homes as quickly as possible to let them return home.

“Two, NEMA is redesigning the settlements in the villages to bring more communities together so that people don’t live too far apart. Otherwise, we don’t have enough security to guard every settlement. Unless you have units of 10 or 11 soldiers to guard each village, there is no way that the current security network can cover the needs of villagers who may be attacked in the afternoon or night. That was one of the things we studied on Tuesday.

“Three, we have to do everything we can to end these pastoral movements, slowly and in the large scale later. We have 415 reserves. Some have been encroached upon while others are still there. We have to provide water and grass, and protect the herdsmen from cattle rustlers, who are also Fulani.

“The Minister of Interior and I are working on agro-rangers being trained by the military to guard these places so that there can be peace within those communities.

“We can also then do what has been done in Pakistan, Argentina, and even Namibia here, by using the cow dung to generate electricity. These things we have designed and we are raising funds to start them.”

The convener of the meeting and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the clashes between farmers and herdsmen were connected with “demographic, environmental, social and economic dynamics and it will be a distortion to attribute the clashes to ethnic and religious reasons.”

Mohammed said, “In 1963, Nigeria’s population was 52 million. Today, it is about 200 million, yet the land space has remained the same. Against this background, the contest for land and other natural resources is bound to be keener, and the friction, more.

“There are various measures that have been taken by the Federal Government to stop these senseless killings and curtail the criminality that has fuelled the clashes. The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its Special Forces to the newly-established 23 Quick Response Wing in Nguroje, Taraba State. The NAF also has a 1,000-man Special Intervention Force deployed in Makurdi to degrade bandits and criminals in Benue and Nasarawa states.

“In the last two weeks, the Police Intelligence Response Team and the Police Special Forces, whose work cut across Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, arrested 11 suspects and recovered 10 AK-47 rifles and other firearms from them. These are just some of the arrests made by the security forces in recent days.”

The Defence Minister, Dan-Ali, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s reference to the herdsmen being trained in Libya was in relation to the infiltration of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

He said, “There are no foreigners such as Chadians and Libyans coming into Nigeria. What we mean is that the crises in Libya motivated the coming in of arms and ammunition into the country through the trans-Saharan routes. This is the situation. To handle this, the Federal Government has set up a committee whereby a commission to tackle small arms is being looked into.”

Also, the Minister of Interior, Dambazau, said, “As a result of the crises in Libya, quite a huge number of weapons have found themselves into the country. It is not just in Nigeria, but the whole of the sub-region of the Economic Community of West African States.

“We have organised, in conjunction with ECOWAS, a conference on the movement of people and services. The whole idea is to control the movement of weapons. There is also the concept of biometrics to screen those people who enter Nigeria.”

Some of the delegates at the meeting, including the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Miyetti Allah Breeders Association, advised the government to work on establishing ranches, noting that that was the 21st century practice, and would guarantee lasting peace and security.

Buhari meets Army Chief on security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting centred on efforts being made by the Army authorities to restore peace to troubled parts of the country.

Buhari disclosed this in a message he posted on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, after the meeting.

The President said his administration’s commitment to peace and security of the country was total.

Buhari wrote, “I received a briefing from the Chief of Army Staff this (Thursday) afternoon.

“The Army recently established a new battalion in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State, in addition to other deployments in troubled parts of the country.

“Our commitment to the peace and security of Nigeria is total.”

After the meeting, Buratai told State House correspondents that the Nigerian Army would collaborate with other security agencies to dislodge criminals who operate in the Birnin Gwari axis along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

He said concern over unabated killings of citizens was what informed the setting up of an army battalion in the area.

He said, “We will continue to cooperate with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic. It is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016.

“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies.”

Buratai assured stakeholders that the ongoing Operation Last Hold by troops would further consolidate the army’s achievements against insurgents in the North-East.

He said the operation would culminate in the return of the Internally Displaced Persons to their communities.

“Rest assured that Operation Last Hold will further consolidate our achievements so far but we hope the IDPs will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again.

“I think that is the aim of this our Operation Last Hold. It is a consolidation of the overall successes that we have achieved in the North-East,” Buratai said.

Bandits, herdsmen kill 13 in Kaduna, Benue

But in spite of this assurance, 10 persons were reportedly killed by suspected bandits at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday evening while three others, the police said, were killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Scores were also said to be seriously injured in the Kaduna attack that took place in four villages in Gwari council.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mukhtar Aliyu, said only seven persons were killed while five were injured in the attack, which he said, occurred on Wednesday night.

He said the bandits invaded Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida villages on Wednesday night, shooting at anyone in sight and burning down houses and farmlands in the affected villages.

Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, had ordered the immediate deployment of mobile police in the communities.

The villages raided by the bandits included Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida and one other village close to Dakwaro.

The attack, according to another source, lasted for more than three and half hours.

He added that the bandits, who rode on motorbikes, killed people, burnt houses and foodstuffs in the villages they attacked.

The source added that the 10 bodies of those killed had been recovered from the bush while the volunteers and hunters as well as security operatives were still combing the bush for the missing persons.

A member of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance identified as Mallam Umar, said so far 10 bodies of the people killed had been recovered, while many were unaccounted for.

In the Benue attack, three persons were reportedly killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

According to a community leader in the council, who is also former media aide to erstwhile governor of the state, Joseph Anawah, the attackers invaded Tse Mue, Torka, Mbagba, Toryem and Ifer all in Ukem Beragya and Gaambe_ Tiev communities in Logo LGA around 6am.

The Commissioner of Police Benue State Command, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the attack, saying that three people lost their lives during the attack.

“While l was at the security council meeting today (Thursday), l received a report that suspected herdsmen attacked people in Timbe village along the Anyiin – Wukari Federal Highway, killing three people. But men of the Rapid Response Squad have been drafted to the areas to forestall further attack,” Owoseni said.

Also, Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attack during a courtesy call on him by the Minister of State II for Works, Transport and Energy, Suleiman Zarma.

The governor said that “there was killing this morning in Logo.”

http://punchng.com/killings-we-dont-have-enough-soldiers-to-guard-every-mbelt-village-says-fg/




But there's soldiers for python dance. OK
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by vonlogon: 12:19pm On May 18, 2018
Then employ more. Later you will say your youths are lazy. Did you put advert and people didnt apply?
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Nwodosis(m): 12:36pm On May 18, 2018
shamecurls:


And you will claim to be a graduate

Smh


Logical reasoning far off from you

Graduate that is endowed with logical reasoning, profile you logical reasoning to the appropriate authorities to put an end to the senseless killing by the herdsmen.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by GOOOGLE504(m): 12:41pm On May 18, 2018
Jazzlite:
The Federal Government has said the country’s military manpower is not enough to secure every village in the Middle Belt region in order to stop incessant killings occasioned by herders and farmers’ clashes in the area.

It has, however, mandated the National Emergency Management Authority to rebuild villages in Benue State and ensure they are not far from one another.

The Federal Government also said that the farmers and herdsmen’s clashes which had led to loss of lives and property were caused by the influx of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this on Thursday at a town hall meeting in Abuja on the farmers and herders’ clashes.

The meeting was convened by the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Ogbeh said as was the case in Argentina, Pakistan and Namibia, there were ongoing plans to generate electricity from cow dung when the government finally put the reserves in operation.

Speaking on the N10bn to be given to troubled states, the agriculture minister said the money would be used “to rebuild the devastated villages as all the Internally Displaced Persons in Benue State wanted to return home as quickly as possible.”

Ogbeh added, “I was with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, in Benue State on Tuesday and the money announced is not only for Benue, which is apparently facing this crisis.

“The crisis in the IDP camps is very severe. Lots of women and children want to return home, but there are no homes. So, the idea is to rehabilitate the homes as quickly as possible to let them return home.

“Two, NEMA is redesigning the settlements in the villages to bring more communities together so that people don’t live too far apart. Otherwise, we don’t have enough security to guard every settlement. Unless you have units of 10 or 11 soldiers to guard each village, there is no way that the current security network can cover the needs of villagers who may be attacked in the afternoon or night. That was one of the things we studied on Tuesday.

“Three, we have to do everything we can to end these pastoral movements, slowly and in the large scale later. We have 415 reserves. Some have been encroached upon while others are still there. We have to provide water and grass, and protect the herdsmen from cattle rustlers, who are also Fulani.

“The Minister of Interior and I are working on agro-rangers being trained by the military to guard these places so that there can be peace within those communities.

“We can also then do what has been done in Pakistan, Argentina, and even Namibia here, by using the cow dung to generate electricity. These things we have designed and we are raising funds to start them.”

The convener of the meeting and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the clashes between farmers and herdsmen were connected with “demographic, environmental, social and economic dynamics and it will be a distortion to attribute the clashes to ethnic and religious reasons.”

Mohammed said, “In 1963, Nigeria’s population was 52 million. Today, it is about 200 million, yet the land space has remained the same. Against this background, the contest for land and other natural resources is bound to be keener, and the friction, more.

“There are various measures that have been taken by the Federal Government to stop these senseless killings and curtail the criminality that has fuelled the clashes. The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its Special Forces to the newly-established 23 Quick Response Wing in Nguroje, Taraba State. The NAF also has a 1,000-man Special Intervention Force deployed in Makurdi to degrade bandits and criminals in Benue and Nasarawa states.

“In the last two weeks, the Police Intelligence Response Team and the Police Special Forces, whose work cut across Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, arrested 11 suspects and recovered 10 AK-47 rifles and other firearms from them. These are just some of the arrests made by the security forces in recent days.”

The Defence Minister, Dan-Ali, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s reference to the herdsmen being trained in Libya was in relation to the infiltration of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

He said, “There are no foreigners such as Chadians and Libyans coming into Nigeria. What we mean is that the crises in Libya motivated the coming in of arms and ammunition into the country through the trans-Saharan routes. This is the situation. To handle this, the Federal Government has set up a committee whereby a commission to tackle small arms is being looked into.”

Also, the Minister of Interior, Dambazau, said, “As a result of the crises in Libya, quite a huge number of weapons have found themselves into the country. It is not just in Nigeria, but the whole of the sub-region of the Economic Community of West African States.

“We have organised, in conjunction with ECOWAS, a conference on the movement of people and services. The whole idea is to control the movement of weapons. There is also the concept of biometrics to screen those people who enter Nigeria.”

Some of the delegates at the meeting, including the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Miyetti Allah Breeders Association, advised the government to work on establishing ranches, noting that that was the 21st century practice, and would guarantee lasting peace and security.

Buhari meets Army Chief on security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting centred on efforts being made by the Army authorities to restore peace to troubled parts of the country.

Buhari disclosed this in a message he posted on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, after the meeting.

The President said his administration’s commitment to peace and security of the country was total.

Buhari wrote, “I received a briefing from the Chief of Army Staff this (Thursday) afternoon.

“The Army recently established a new battalion in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State, in addition to other deployments in troubled parts of the country.

“Our commitment to the peace and security of Nigeria is total.”

After the meeting, Buratai told State House correspondents that the Nigerian Army would collaborate with other security agencies to dislodge criminals who operate in the Birnin Gwari axis along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

He said concern over unabated killings of citizens was what informed the setting up of an army battalion in the area.

He said, “We will continue to cooperate with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic. It is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016.

“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies.”

Buratai assured stakeholders that the ongoing Operation Last Hold by troops would further consolidate the army’s achievements against insurgents in the North-East.

He said the operation would culminate in the return of the Internally Displaced Persons to their communities.

“Rest assured that Operation Last Hold will further consolidate our achievements so far but we hope the IDPs will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again.

“I think that is the aim of this our Operation Last Hold. It is a consolidation of the overall successes that we have achieved in the North-East,” Buratai said.

Bandits, herdsmen kill 13 in Kaduna, Benue

But in spite of this assurance, 10 persons were reportedly killed by suspected bandits at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday evening while three others, the police said, were killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Scores were also said to be seriously injured in the Kaduna attack that took place in four villages in Gwari council.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mukhtar Aliyu, said only seven persons were killed while five were injured in the attack, which he said, occurred on Wednesday night.

He said the bandits invaded Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida villages on Wednesday night, shooting at anyone in sight and burning down houses and farmlands in the affected villages.

Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, had ordered the immediate deployment of mobile police in the communities.

The villages raided by the bandits included Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida and one other village close to Dakwaro.

The attack, according to another source, lasted for more than three and half hours.

He added that the bandits, who rode on motorbikes, killed people, burnt houses and foodstuffs in the villages they attacked.

The source added that the 10 bodies of those killed had been recovered from the bush while the volunteers and hunters as well as security operatives were still combing the bush for the missing persons.

A member of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance identified as Mallam Umar, said so far 10 bodies of the people killed had been recovered, while many were unaccounted for.

In the Benue attack, three persons were reportedly killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

According to a community leader in the council, who is also former media aide to erstwhile governor of the state, Joseph Anawah, the attackers invaded Tse Mue, Torka, Mbagba, Toryem and Ifer all in Ukem Beragya and Gaambe_ Tiev communities in Logo LGA around 6am.

The Commissioner of Police Benue State Command, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the attack, saying that three people lost their lives during the attack.

“While l was at the security council meeting today (Thursday), l received a report that suspected herdsmen attacked people in Timbe village along the Anyiin – Wukari Federal Highway, killing three people. But men of the Rapid Response Squad have been drafted to the areas to forestall further attack,” Owoseni said.

Also, Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attack during a courtesy call on him by the Minister of State II for Works, Transport and Energy, Suleiman Zarma.

The governor said that “there was killing this morning in Logo.”

http://punchng.com/killings-we-dont-have-enough-soldiers-to-guard-every-mbelt-village-says-fg/


Dis article long small sha
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Angelfrost(m): 1:09pm On May 18, 2018
Really??! But, we have the strength to send some to maintain the peace in neighboring countries, carry out dance performances in barely volatile parts of the South East. and smile crocodile smiles in Niger Delta. Why am I even surprised... Liars thrive cos most people prefer lies to truth.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Alanzazani: 1:21pm On May 18, 2018
Nonsense arm vigilantes better and they will protect thier communities better than the army
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Malikcoker: 1:22pm On May 18, 2018
But it is the truth however way we look at it critically. The troops aren't even suppose to be there in the first place. It is even much more difficult for the army to secure a large area of settlements that are dispersed distances from each other. And knowing these attacks are carried out by these herdsmen killers being sponsored to push propaganda. This is the sad state of this nation. Certain individuals hampering whatever effort this government is making to secure lives and property.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Jebosh(m): 1:37pm On May 18, 2018
And they are not ready to recruit more manpower, a lot of graduate outside looking for employment but our President refused to give assent to peace corps to serve as community policing.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Jebosh(m): 1:38pm On May 18, 2018
And they are not ready to recruit more manpower, a lot of graduate outside looking for employment but our President refused to give assent to peace corps to serve as community police
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by quentin06: 1:52pm On May 18, 2018
but you have more than enough soldiers to harass every village in south east and south south.

Yeye dey smell.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Nobody: 2:02pm On May 18, 2018
Ngasky:
This is true. Villagers tend to stay in very small settlements. Can somebody count the number of villages in just one local government without missing a single village? I bet nobody can do that.
These attackers are using guerilla tactics and they are not using uniforms so they can attack without any warning, they are both locals and visitors. So there is no way to stop them except to declare fully 24/7 curfew. Which is not possible or desireable.
I wonder there are youths in this locality but upto this moment they are always attacked, they didnt have the opportunity to catch or kill a single one of these attackers during the attack. This is weird. And the criminals will not stop if everytime they attack people fled and allow them to have a free field day


I pray they get to ur village and kill ur parents n siblings. Then we will know what u really think.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Nobody: 2:11pm On May 18, 2018
progress69:


If Omenka dey bite u for dream ...
Find am, make u beg am one on one....
Nor dey disturb my mentions with Omenka this and that.
Yes my tone will change because money for security will be shared like chinchin to family and friends.



Oga u reply on the first page or as FTC on every thread that defends the useless APC regime n u reply on first page or as FTC on threads to defend Buhari.

Omenka does same as well.

All ur threads are either attacking PDP or defending Buhari n APC...

Omenka is the master of that as well.

Keep supporting evil and receive salaries for doing that online.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Str8talk21: 2:50pm On May 18, 2018
But u have enough police to arrest Sen. Dino Melaye;
enough soldiers to execute Operation Python Dance II, and
enough police to retrieve arms from communities ravished by murderous fulani-herdsmen terrorists?

Lubbish!!!
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by Nobody: 3:25pm On May 18, 2018
Then fed govt, tell the people to defend themselves. Or is that too big to say?
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by davidif: 3:46pm On May 18, 2018
madridguy:
Aguiyi Ironsi really messed up our institutions.

Big time my brother. Almost all of Nigeria's problems can be traced from his regime to now. He is really the first person to centralize power and turn this country from a burgeoning republic yo a big mess that it is today.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by davidif: 4:07pm On May 18, 2018
idrisolayiwo:

This is nice idea. A way forward. I believe the police is grossly ineffective in its central function. In fact they have show so many times to Nigerians to be the opposite of what they represent. Policemen should actively be involved in this fight... But they are undertrained, unreliable and corruption within the police force makes it seem like the institution is under funded. Serious reform and ideas like yours can go along way to solve some of the 'police problems'

Police shoukd be accountable to the communities they serve and not to Abuja. The only thing the Fed govt could do is to help with training and funding of the police force through a security fund allocation it gives to states and a national police academy. That should be all.
The people in the community should be allowed to vote in the police chief (and even there judges) that way the police is more accountable to the people not the Fed govt. Ifthis happened you would hardly hear of police bribes because it would be difficult for you to extort your neighborfor bribes when your kids both play together in school.
Also, the police force that is drawn from the community would be more invested in protecting their community from thieves and outside invaders as opposed to some underpaid police recruit who has no ties to the local community. It's this simple my brother.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by madridguy(m): 4:12pm On May 18, 2018
Thanks for the enlightenment.

davidif:


Big time my brother. Almost all of Nigeria's problems can be traced from his regime to now. He is really the first person to centralize power and turn this country from a burgeoning republic yo a big mess that it is today.
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by APCsupporter: 4:38pm On May 18, 2018
clarocuzioo:


Please you people should stop defending foolishness, do you realise there is intelligence and tactics in military operations?
Are you telling me that if this is an external aggression using guerilla tactics Nigeria will just give in? And the president is a General?

Anyways that's the change Nigerians voted for. They should enjoy it while it last.

What is wrong with this one? Even America cannot effectively defend itself against well-trained and equipped guerrilla fighters. How do you think Hezbollah severely dealt with the Israeli Defense Force, one of the best equipped military in the world? If the herdsmen were in cities it would have been easier. As someone asked earlier, do you know how many villages exist in a single local government? Dont mind my moniker I might be a Buhari supporter but I am not a blind follower but there is simply very little the government can do other than using vigilantes. As a citizen in America you can easily grab a gun and open fire in a market store. How will they stop you early enough before you kill at least 20 people? If Isis, Boko haram, al shabab, etc all fought directly against the govts do you think they would have lasted up to 1 month?
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by progress69: 5:26pm On May 18, 2018
PrecisionFx:




Oga u reply on the first page or as FTC on every thread that defends the useless APC regime n u reply on first page or as FTC on threads to defend Buhari.

Omenka does same as well.

All ur threads are either attacking PDP or defending Buhari n APC...

Omenka is the master of that as well.

Keep supporting evil and receive salaries for doing that online.

What do u do?
Defend your regional party, support your regional party, make noise online like ipob,
How are u different from me or Omenka
Mr man G n D!
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by DrGali1(m): 5:44pm On May 18, 2018
But u have enough for python dance abi Deris God
Re: Killings: We Don’t Have Enough Soldiers To Guard Every M’belt Village, Says FG by BUHARImyDOG: 6:04pm On May 18, 2018
Jazzlite:
The Federal Government has said the country’s military manpower is not enough to secure every village in the Middle Belt region in order to stop incessant killings occasioned by herders and farmers’ clashes in the area.

It has, however, mandated the National Emergency Management Authority to rebuild villages in Benue State and ensure they are not far from one another.

The Federal Government also said that the farmers and herdsmen’s clashes which had led to loss of lives and property were caused by the influx of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this on Thursday at a town hall meeting in Abuja on the farmers and herders’ clashes.

The meeting was convened by the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Ogbeh said as was the case in Argentina, Pakistan and Namibia, there were ongoing plans to generate electricity from cow dung when the government finally put the reserves in operation.

Speaking on the N10bn to be given to troubled states, the agriculture minister said the money would be used “to rebuild the devastated villages as all the Internally Displaced Persons in Benue State wanted to return home as quickly as possible.”

Ogbeh added, “I was with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, in Benue State on Tuesday and the money announced is not only for Benue, which is apparently facing this crisis.

“The crisis in the IDP camps is very severe. Lots of women and children want to return home, but there are no homes. So, the idea is to rehabilitate the homes as quickly as possible to let them return home.

“Two, NEMA is redesigning the settlements in the villages to bring more communities together so that people don’t live too far apart. Otherwise, we don’t have enough security to guard every settlement. Unless you have units of 10 or 11 soldiers to guard each village, there is no way that the current security network can cover the needs of villagers who may be attacked in the afternoon or night. That was one of the things we studied on Tuesday.

“Three, we have to do everything we can to end these pastoral movements, slowly and in the large scale later. We have 415 reserves. Some have been encroached upon while others are still there. We have to provide water and grass, and protect the herdsmen from cattle rustlers, who are also Fulani.

“The Minister of Interior and I are working on agro-rangers being trained by the military to guard these places so that there can be peace within those communities.

“We can also then do what has been done in Pakistan, Argentina, and even Namibia here, by using the cow dung to generate electricity. These things we have designed and we are raising funds to start them.”

The convener of the meeting and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the clashes between farmers and herdsmen were connected with “demographic, environmental, social and economic dynamics and it will be a distortion to attribute the clashes to ethnic and religious reasons.”

Mohammed said, “In 1963, Nigeria’s population was 52 million. Today, it is about 200 million, yet the land space has remained the same. Against this background, the contest for land and other natural resources is bound to be keener, and the friction, more.

“There are various measures that have been taken by the Federal Government to stop these senseless killings and curtail the criminality that has fuelled the clashes. The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its Special Forces to the newly-established 23 Quick Response Wing in Nguroje, Taraba State. The NAF also has a 1,000-man Special Intervention Force deployed in Makurdi to degrade bandits and criminals in Benue and Nasarawa states.

“In the last two weeks, the Police Intelligence Response Team and the Police Special Forces, whose work cut across Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, arrested 11 suspects and recovered 10 AK-47 rifles and other firearms from them. These are just some of the arrests made by the security forces in recent days.”

The Defence Minister, Dan-Ali, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s reference to the herdsmen being trained in Libya was in relation to the infiltration of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes.

He said, “There are no foreigners such as Chadians and Libyans coming into Nigeria. What we mean is that the crises in Libya motivated the coming in of arms and ammunition into the country through the trans-Saharan routes. This is the situation. To handle this, the Federal Government has set up a committee whereby a commission to tackle small arms is being looked into.”

Also, the Minister of Interior, Dambazau, said, “As a result of the crises in Libya, quite a huge number of weapons have found themselves into the country. It is not just in Nigeria, but the whole of the sub-region of the Economic Community of West African States.

“We have organised, in conjunction with ECOWAS, a conference on the movement of people and services. The whole idea is to control the movement of weapons. There is also the concept of biometrics to screen those people who enter Nigeria.”

Some of the delegates at the meeting, including the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Miyetti Allah Breeders Association, advised the government to work on establishing ranches, noting that that was the 21st century practice, and would guarantee lasting peace and security.

Buhari meets Army Chief on security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting centred on efforts being made by the Army authorities to restore peace to troubled parts of the country.

Buhari disclosed this in a message he posted on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, after the meeting.

The President said his administration’s commitment to peace and security of the country was total.

Buhari wrote, “I received a briefing from the Chief of Army Staff this (Thursday) afternoon.

“The Army recently established a new battalion in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State, in addition to other deployments in troubled parts of the country.

“Our commitment to the peace and security of Nigeria is total.”

After the meeting, Buratai told State House correspondents that the Nigerian Army would collaborate with other security agencies to dislodge criminals who operate in the Birnin Gwari axis along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

He said concern over unabated killings of citizens was what informed the setting up of an army battalion in the area.

He said, “We will continue to cooperate with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic. It is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016.

“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies.”

Buratai assured stakeholders that the ongoing Operation Last Hold by troops would further consolidate the army’s achievements against insurgents in the North-East.

He said the operation would culminate in the return of the Internally Displaced Persons to their communities.

“Rest assured that Operation Last Hold will further consolidate our achievements so far but we hope the IDPs will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again.

“I think that is the aim of this our Operation Last Hold. It is a consolidation of the overall successes that we have achieved in the North-East,” Buratai said.

Bandits, herdsmen kill 13 in Kaduna, Benue

But in spite of this assurance, 10 persons were reportedly killed by suspected bandits at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday evening while three others, the police said, were killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Scores were also said to be seriously injured in the Kaduna attack that took place in four villages in Gwari council.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mukhtar Aliyu, said only seven persons were killed while five were injured in the attack, which he said, occurred on Wednesday night.

He said the bandits invaded Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida villages on Wednesday night, shooting at anyone in sight and burning down houses and farmlands in the affected villages.

Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, had ordered the immediate deployment of mobile police in the communities.

The villages raided by the bandits included Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida and one other village close to Dakwaro.

The attack, according to another source, lasted for more than three and half hours.

He added that the bandits, who rode on motorbikes, killed people, burnt houses and foodstuffs in the villages they attacked.

The source added that the 10 bodies of those killed had been recovered from the bush while the volunteers and hunters as well as security operatives were still combing the bush for the missing persons.

A member of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance identified as Mallam Umar, said so far 10 bodies of the people killed had been recovered, while many were unaccounted for.

In the Benue attack, three persons were reportedly killed on Thursday morning by Fulani herdsmen in communities in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

According to a community leader in the council, who is also former media aide to erstwhile governor of the state, Joseph Anawah, the attackers invaded Tse Mue, Torka, Mbagba, Toryem and Ifer all in Ukem Beragya and Gaambe_ Tiev communities in Logo LGA around 6am.

The Commissioner of Police Benue State Command, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the attack, saying that three people lost their lives during the attack.

“While l was at the security council meeting today (Thursday), l received a report that suspected herdsmen attacked people in Timbe village along the Anyiin – Wukari Federal Highway, killing three people. But men of the Rapid Response Squad have been drafted to the areas to forestall further attack,” Owoseni said.

Also, Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attack during a courtesy call on him by the Minister of State II for Works, Transport and Energy, Suleiman Zarma.

The governor said that “there was killing this morning in Logo.”

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