Fear grips Uniabuja students over Fulani Herdsmen

Students of the University of Abuja are becoming apprehensive over the gradual encroachment on the school’s land by the dreaded Fulani Herdsmen.

The students are asking the Federal Capital Territory Ministry to relocate the Fulani Herdsmen away from the university’s vicinity in order to avert trouble.

The students, led by Abdulaziz Ola, Student Union President, said that they are bothered by the presence of the herdsmen in their university’s premises.

“We want to appreciate the FCT Police Command for improving the security situation around our campus. They have stationed police and Civil Defence patrol teams by the gate.

“We want to call the attention of the command and the Federal Government to the encroachment on the university land  by Fulani herdsmen who constitute a security risk to the students. Initially, only a few of them were settled on the land, but their numbers have increased as many of them keep coming to live on our lands.

“We are not comfortable with their presence and we want the government to relocate them to a different place, a far place from the campus where they are currently staying.”


Herdsmen kill 2 in fresh attack in Benue

Attacks in two villages in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State by Fulani Herdsmen have left two persons dead.

Moses Yamu, Police Public Relations Office in Benue State, confirmed the attacks. Yamu said that two persons, including a 65-year-old farmer, were killed. He also said that the corpses have been taken to the NKST Hospital, Jato Aka, in Kwande Local Government Area.

Yamu said the police is conducting an investigation into the attacks to determine the motive.

The Herdsmen have gained notoriety for attacking different parts of Benue State in recent times. Attackers suspected to be Herdsmen attacke Tse Achia village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki-Biam in Ukum Local Government Council recently, killing three persons and burning several houses.