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Crime

INSECURITY: Gunmen killed 13 persons including a three month baby in Benue.

The attack that claimed the lives of no fewer than 13 persons including a three-month-old baby happened in two separate attacks in the community of Guma, Benue State, on Tuesday. Recall that  this occur barely 24 hours after eight persons, including two aid workers, were killed by suspected herdsmen in the same Guma. According to local sources, a bus loaded with some mourners who were returning from a burial at […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 1

Crime

NDLEA arrests four inter-state drug traffickers in Benue and Ondo.

The Benue State Command of the NDLEA has arrested two ladies, Chioma Afam, 36, and Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for allegedly trafficking 296,000 tablets of illicit drugs. The Director of Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, made the announcement in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the duo used multiple identities and wore hijab to evade security scrutiny. Babafemi said the ladies were arrested […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 1

Crime

NDLEA arrests major cocaine suppliers in Kogi, Benue and others.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered three drug cartels allegedly supplying illicit substances to some states. The agency also recovered skunk and cocaine weighing more than 843 kilogrammes. NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi announced the discovery in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Babafemi said that the operatives also arrested no fewer than seven of the drug kingpins behind the syndicates in separate raids […]

todayJuly 14, 2021 7

News

BREAKING: Benue Governor promises to give land to Fulani herdsmen for ranching

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that land will be given to Fulani herdsmen who want to engage in ranching in the state. Gov. Ortom said this in Abuja at the 72nd birthday of former Nigerian ambassador to Mexico, Iyorwuese Hagher. Ortom who was represented at the event by the state Commissioner of Education, Dennis Ityavyar, used the opportunity to state that Benue people are not against […]

todayJune 28, 2021 3

National

BREAKING: Gunmen Invade Benue Varsity Campus, Kidnap Students

Unknown gunmen have invaded the Federal University of Agriculture located in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital and kidnapped scores of students. SDB NEWS gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday night when the gunmen stormed the campus, shooting sporadically to scare the university security away before taking some students to an unknown destination. The university’s Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs Rosemary Waku, confirmed this on […]

todayApril 26, 2021

National

Attackers of Governor Ortom Exposed, Vows To Kill Him

The attack on the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has continued to generate discussions, reactions and anger in some quarters, with accusing fingers being pointed and denials being made by those so accused. It is understandable that such a brazen attempt will solicit different reactions, especially anger propelled by fear, with many Nigerians believing that if a sitting governor, with a retinue of security details could narrowly escape […]

todayMarch 22, 2021 1

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