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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Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

Nineteen people are feared killed in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen. Channels reported Thursday morning that the herdsmen attacked the village on Wednesday night and shot the victims while they were asleep. According to residents of the village, security operatives are yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks occurred. EASTERN REPORTER…

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Buratai reveals those sponsoring armed militia in Jos

Buratai reveals those sponsoring armed militia in Jos

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has revealed those sponsoring armed ethnic militia groups in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. Buratai said the armed ethnic militia groups in Plateau State were supported and sponsored by elites or elders of the state. Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday during the burial of three soldiers who were killed during the violence that rocked the state’s troubled Barkin Ladi Local Government Area at the Maxwell Khobe…

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BREAKING: Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

BREAKING: Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

Nineteen people are feared killed in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen. Channels reported Thursday morning that the herdsmen attacked the village on Wednesday night and shot the victims while they were asleep. According to residents of the village, security operatives are yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks occurred. Eastern Reporter…

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Alkali: Group blasts CUPS for trying to pitch Army against Plateau people by declaring missing general dead

Alkali: Group blasts CUPS for trying to pitch Army against Plateau people by declaring missing general dead

The Plateau Peace and Justice Forum has called on the Nigerian Army to ignore attempts by some mischief makers to cause confusion in the state of Plateau over the missing Major General Idris Alkali (retired). Alkali, a former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on the 3rd of September. During the weekend, the Nigerian Army discovered Major Alkali’s vehicle in at a pond in Lafendeg Du, Plateau State. Speaking on the development,…

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UNIJOS SUG speaks on death of students in Plateau crisis

UNIJOS SUG speaks on death of students in Plateau crisis

President of the University of Jos Students’ Union Government (SUG), Comrade Pantu Fwangshak has confirmed the death of a student of the institution in the recent unrest that occurred in some parts of Jos, the Plateau state capital. Fwangshak made this declaration Sunday evening via a statement issued on his behalf by Damak Joseph, his Chief of Staff, a copy which was obtained by DAILY POST Monday morning. The SUG President while calling for calm…

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Gunmen kill 62-year-old man, 3 others in Plateau

Gunmen kill 62-year-old man, 3 others in Plateau

The Plateau State police command has arrested seven suspects who allegedly killed three persons in Gura-Riyom community of Jos South Local Government Area of the State. The victims said to be coming from Sabongida Kanang on Sunday were attacked by some youths from Gura-Riyom in Sot Ward of Gyel under Jos South Local Government Area. The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev who confirmed the incident to EASTERN REPORTER on Wednesday said, “On Monday at…

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Governor Lalong’s Press Director, Emmanuel Nanle dies in India

Governor Lalong’s Press Director, Emmanuel Nanle dies in India

Emmanuel Nanle, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State is dead. Nanle reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday in an Indian Hospital after battling colon cancer and enlargement of the large intestines. Punch quoted one of his relatives as saying, “Actually, he has been having health challenges since last year and we heard that it is colon cancer. But he told me he had a growth in…

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Gunmen kill 5 at Plateau mining site

Gunmen kill 5 at Plateau mining site

Unknown gunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, DSP Terna Tyopev confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos. He said, “On Tuesday at about 12:30.p.m, we received distress call from Da Gyang Pam, the village head of Gana-Ropp village in Barkin Ladi,…

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