Plateau attacks: Yoruba community decries loss of members, property

Plateau attacks: Yoruba community decries loss of members, property

The Yoruba community in Northern Nigeria has lamented incessant cases of violence in Jos, Plateau State, leading to the loss of lives and valuable property among its members. Last week, Jos erupted in violence, leading to the killing of several persons. Most hit by the violence are, Nasarawa Gwom, Tina Junction, Angwa Rukuba, and Dutse-Uku communities that are dominated by Yoruba in the state. Reacting in a statement signed by the President-General of the group,…

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Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Sequel to the resurgence of violence in some communities of Plateau State, a group under the aegis of Plateau Indigenous Christian Ministers’ Forum (PIMFO), has called for the withdrawal of military in the state and be replaced by an International Peace Team. The group equally called for the prosecution of those arrested in connection with the attacks. PIMFO through its Chairman, Rev. Tongsmangs T. Dasbak said, “Justice for all is a human right issue and…

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Eid-el-Kabir: How Muslims, Christians can stop killings – CAN

Eid-el-Kabir: How Muslims, Christians can stop killings – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has congratulated Muslim counterparts across the country as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. CAN’s president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in a congratulatory statement signed by his media aide, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, on Monday in Abuja urged all Muslims faithful in the country to trace their steps to ‘Father Abraham’ and embrace love in order to stop killings. Ayokunle urged them to know that no sacrifice was too great to promote…

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Why killings persist in Nigeria – US

Why killings persist in Nigeria – US

The United States has stated that killings in the Middle Belt and northern Nigeria were caused by impunity and non-prosecution of the perpetrators. Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge de Affaires, US Embassy in Nigeria, David Young, said this in a chat with journalists in Jos after a meeting with church leaders in Plateau State. “The Nigerian government should strengthen its laws to deal with killers,” he advised. Young expressed sadness at the incessant killings…

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Plateau attacks: Islamic Professor, Labdo reveals those responsible for killings

Plateau attacks: Islamic Professor, Labdo reveals those responsible for killings

Professor of Islamic Political Thoughts at Yusuf Maitama University, Kano, Umar Labdo Muhammad, has revealed those that perpetrated the killing of innocent Nigerians in Plateau State recently. Eastern Reporter reported that suspected armed herders on June 24 2018, killed over 150 persons during an attack on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Speaking about the attack on the communities while fielding questions…

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Plateau killings: Ensure victims return to their ancestral home – APC elders tell Nigerian Govt

Plateau killings: Ensure victims return to their ancestral home – APC elders tell Nigerian Govt

Following the recent attacks that claimed the lives of over 200 persons and displaced over 38, 000 others in Plateau State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) elders and stakeholders have called on both the Federal and State government to ensure that the victims of crises dating from 2001 to date should be “resettled to their ancestral land”. The group equally appealed to Governor Simon Lalong to also ensure that the palliative measures promised the victims…

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Plateau killings: Military taskforce arrests 7 more suspects

Plateau killings: Military taskforce arrests 7 more suspects

The military taskforce code named “Operation Safe Haven” (OPSH) saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace in Plateau State, on Tuesday said it has arrested seven additional suspects in connection with the June 23rd, 2018, attacks in eleven villages of the State. The attack had claimed over 200 lives and displaced over 38, 000 persons. Parading the suspects at the OPSH headquarters in Jos, Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agie, said, “l came…

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I’m ready to lead battle against killer herdsmen – Gani Adams explodes

I’m ready to lead battle against killer herdsmen – Gani Adams explodes

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has declared readiness to lead fight against killer herdsmen. Adams, who called for a South-West Security Summit to discuss herdsmen killings in the region, stated that events of the last few months have shown that Nigeria is at the crossroads. A statement he personally signed and made available to DAILY POST lamented that blood thirsty maniacs are on the rampage, killing and maiming innocent Nigerians. It reads: “The…

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Plateau killings: Why everything is being done to incarcerate me – Sen. Jang

Plateau killings: Why everything is being done to incarcerate me – Sen. Jang

The immediate past Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Jonah Jang, on Monday denied reports making the rounds that he had a hand in the recent killings that claimed the lives of over 200 persons in some villages of the State. Jang denied the claims while speaking with journalists in Jos the Plateau State Capital. He said, “doesn’t that sound funny that Jonah Jang, a Berom man from Plateau State,…

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Plateau killings: Arrest Miyetti Allah’s leaders, sack service chiefs now – HEKAN Church

Plateau killings: Arrest Miyetti Allah’s leaders, sack service chiefs now – HEKAN Church

The United Church of Christ in Nations, HEKAN, has condemned in totality the recent killings of innocent citizens by suspected Fulani militia in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau state and Dowaya and Bare communities of Numan local government of Adamawa State. In a press statement signed by the President of the Church, Reverend Amos G. Kiri, HEKAN said that the killings were senseless and inhuman. Reverend Amos Kiri called…

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