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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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CAN Seeks Help From International Community After Attack Reportedly Left Over 100 Dead In Plateau

More than 100 people have been reported dead after an attack on three local governments in Plateau State. According to The Cable, the attacks have been blamed on suspected Fulani herdsmen. Chairman of the Berom Youth Movement, Ladi Choji, who spoke to newsmen, gave the casualty figure to be over 100. He said: I believe that this attack…

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Plateau Commissioner Slumps While Jogging

Mr Sam Galadima, Plateau State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, slumped while jogging alongside Governor Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. According to the Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, who confirmed the incident said, “the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died.” He…

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