Tag Archives: Plateau State

ICYMI: Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest governor in Nigeria known to have been infected during the pandemic. Dr Makut Macham, Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday explaining that the governor took the test along with members of his family while his…

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Plateau Celebrates Forgiveness Day As Friday Is Declared Public Holiday

The Plateau State Government has again declared Friday, (today) as a work-free day to celebrate the day of forgiveness and reconciliation. According to Punch Newspapers, Governor Simon Lalong had in February 7 last year inaugurated  the ‘Garden of Forgiveness’ in Jos, the state capital. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, in a…

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Tragedy Hits Plateau State: Herdsmen Storm Village, Murder 19 people In Their Sleep

Nineteen people have been killed in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen. This was reported this morning, 4th October 2018 by Channels Television. According to reports, the herdsmen attacked the village on Wednesday night and shot the victims while they were asleep. According to residents of the village, security…

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Gunmen Kill 8, Burn 95 Houses In Attacks On Plateau Communities

Gunmen on Wednesday morning stormed two villages in Plateau State (Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area) killing at least eight people, the police have said. According to Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Police Command in the State, the attackers hit the community in the early hours of Wednesday.…

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How Muslim Cleric Hid Christians Inside A Mosque During Plateau Attack

An imam in Plateau state reportedly hid over 200 people, including Christians, inside a mosque during the recent attack in the state. According to BBC Pidgin, the religious leader, whose identity was not disclosed, saw people fleeing Birkin Ladi local government area where part of the killings took place. He was said to have rendered…

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Saraki, Dogara Meet Buhari Over #PlateauKillings

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of RepresentativesYakubu Dogara on Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the massacre in Plateau state that left scores of persons dead. In a statement released by Dogara, the Speaker said that him and Saraki requested for the meeting “to hear from the president the steps and measures he is taken…

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President Buhari Arrives Jos, Plateau State For A Condolence Visit

Following news of attacks in Plateau State, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the State today to pay a condolence visit. Over the weekend the attack on Plateau villages had left scores of persons dead. Yesterday, the president, writing on his official Twitter, said he had been briefed on the killings and was supporting the efforts of the State…

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We Won’t Rest Until Murderers Are Incapacitated, Says Buhari On Plateau Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as regrettable the killings in Plateau state. Over 100 people reportedly lost their lives on Saturday, though the police put the death toll at 86. The attacks were blamed on suspected herdsmen. Buildings, including churches, were burnt, while vehicles and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Reacting via his Twitter…

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