This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 15th, February 2021.
No Armed Herdsmen In Nigeria – NIS Boss Claims
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has been quoted saying that there were no armed herdsmen in Nigeria.
The PUNCH reports that the NIS boss stated this through the service’s spokesman, Sunday James, during an interview with its correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, February 14.
After Much Backlash, Bauchi Gov Explains Statement On Herdsmen Carrying Arms, Slam Governors
Following condemnation from various quarters including his colleagues, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has clarified comments he made justifying Fulani herdsmen carrying Ak-47 rifles for self-defence.
Recall that Bala Mohammed had said Fulani herdsmen carry firearms to protect themselves against cattle rustlers who attack, kill and take away their possessions.
Why Fulani Herdsmen Took Up Arms – Sheikh Gumi
Renowned Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has revealed by Fulani herdsmen and bandits took up weapons to commit crimes.
Speaking when he featured on Politics on Sunday, a programme on TVC, Gumi claimed herdsmen took up arms to defend themselves against brutality since the government neglected them.
Buhari, Makinde Must Stop Senseless, Merciless Attacks – Matawalle
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has condemned the violence on a northern community in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Seyi Makinde to put a stop to the senseless and merciless attack in the state.
‘Only Covetous Politicians Will Dump PDP For APC’ – Fayose Says Fani-Kayode Going Nowhere
Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said only politicians driven by covetousness would leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated this while speaking on Sunday during an appearance on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme.