• Scores die in Agatu/Fulani clash

 

The ancient city of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital was on Monday bombed by Boko Haram insurgents.

Although details of the latest incident remained sketchy as at the time of going to the press, the attack is coming barely 24 hours after the Nigerian military reported that about 100 people had been killed following an attack by insurgents on Dalori village, about five kilometres to the state capital.
The Nigerian troops were also reported to have been battling the suspected Boko Haram terrorists as explosions and gunfire were heard in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Expressing his frustration on Sunday, President, Muhammadu Buhari lamented the recent spate of bombings in the country, stating that the insurgents were simply out to embarrass his administration.
He therefore asked Nigerians to remain calm and continue to be security conscious in the wake of the recent attacks by the terrorists.

Scores die as Agatu, Fulani resume hostility
Meanwhile, Agatu farmers of Benue State and the Fulani herders have returned to the trenches as fresh crisis between the two last Sunday resulted in the loss of lives and property worth millions of naira.
The two have been enmeshed in deadly skirmishes over farmland and pasturing in the last five years.
Reliable sources told Nigerian Pilot that some Fulani herders invaded the riverine areas of Agatu about 10am on the fateful day, adding that the skirmish which dragged into the night led to the death of so many people.
Deputy Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last general elections and former Commissioner of Works in the state, John Ngbede said seven people were killed during the hostility.
However, the state Police spokesman, Moses Yamu told Nigerian Pilot on phone that he was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in Agatu Local Government Area on the development.

 


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