Herdsmen Crisis: FG Set To Reactivate Ranching+Tinubu’s Campaign DG Rejected+7 Female Boko Haram Members Arrested

Nigerian govt to reactivate ranching as herders encroach on farmlands, attack hosts
The Nigerian government is considering a relaunch of the ranching programme to address the recurring clashes between herders and farmers.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, indicated this in a memo to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, NAN reports.

The communication, signed by a Director in the SGF office David Attah, is titled “Heightened misunderstanding between farmers and herders in Abia, Delta and Kwara States”.

The SGF said the recurring invasion of farmlands by migrant herders and hostilities pose a threat to food security.

Mustapha also observed that the conflicts had affected peaceful coexistence in the affected communities.

“The aforementioned development underscores the need to revisit and remodel the ranching programme”, the memo notes.

The SGF urged the relevant ministers to take necessary action on the matter to ensure people in agrarian areas.
Source: DailyPost

N’Central APC members protest Muslim-Muslim ticket, reject Lalong
A coalition of Christians under the aegis of North Central Youths and Women Forum, in their number on Tuesday, took to the streets in Abuja to protest against the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, as the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.

The protesters, who are members of the APC from the six North-Central States and the Federal Capital Territory, also marched to the Presidential Villa to submit a letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the APC despite the national outcry.

They carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘Lalong is a Judas, Lalong is a betrayal, Lalong is on his own,’ ‘We say No to DGship, give us our VP slot’, ‘On North Central Christian vice-presidential candidate we stand,” and ‘Dear Asiwaju…keep your DG, give us a Christian VP, all Christians in the APC say no to DGship.’

The leader of the group, Dauda Yakubu, said various indices at play so far within the APC did not suggest that the Christians from northern Nigeria were considered in the party’s affairs.
Source: Punch

Army arrests seven female Boko Haram logistics suppliers in Borno [PHOTOS]
Troops of 195 Battalion of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East, have arrested seven Boko Haram logistics suppliers on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.


The suspects include; Hadiza Ali, Kelo Abba, Mariam Aji, Kamsilum Ali, Ngubdo Modu and Abiso Lawan, and one other.

According to an intelligence report obtained by Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, from top military sources and made available to Leadership, the suspects were discovered with large quantities of logistics meant for the Boko Haram terrorists.


“During searching, different items including large quantities of fuel, mosquito nets, noodles among others were recovered. Troops, however, became suspicious when large quantities of garri concealed in gallons and hidden beneath the vehicles were discovered,” the report read.


“Upon systematic interrogation, the females confessed to being Boko Haram members operating within Muna Garage IDP Camp, Mafa and Dikwa with their fighters camp at Boboshe and Gulumba riverline in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Source: LIB