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    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Herders aged 14 and 10 killed as cattle rustlers strike in Plateau

Police on Saturday said gunmen killed two boys and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru district of Jos south local government area of Plateau.Terna Tyopev, Plateau police spokesman, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN.He said: “Yesterday, at about 7pm, Mr Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu village in Kuru District of Jos south local government area, reported at our [...]

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    Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Emmanuel Nanle, director of press and public affairs to Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, is dead.NAN quoted family sources as saying Nanle died on Tuesday in an Indian hospital.Nanle was reportedly flown to India last Thursday when his situation could not be handled locally.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Lalong on media and publicity, confirmed the death to NAN [...]

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    Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Five shot dead at Plateau mining site

Gunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer of the police command in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.“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 [...]

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    Students in limbo as Plateau tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike

Students in limbo as Plateau tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike

The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) has embarked on an indefinite strike over five months salary arrears. [...]

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    11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

At least 11 persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Jos south local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it happened on Sunday night.He said the command immediately mobilised officers to restore peace and normalcy to the area.Plateau, among other northern state, has suffered series of attacks [...]

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    Pastor, wife, three children killed in fresh Plateau attack (updated)

Pastor, wife, three children killed in fresh Plateau attack (updated)

Not less than eight persons were killed and 95 houses burnt when attackers invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron district of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau.A pastor of the Church of Christ in Nations, Adamu Gyang Wurim, his wife and three children were among those killed in one of the attacks.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police [...]

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    Plateau hospital records 430 cases of snakebite in eight months

Plateau hospital records 430 cases of snakebite in eight months

The Zamko Comprehensive Medical Centre, Langtang, Plateau state, has recorded 430 cases of snake bites in the last eight months.Nyam Azi, a medical officer at the clinic, disclosed this to NAN, saying nine of the patients lost their lives, while some were still being treated.He said the hospital was currently filled with snakebite patients, adding that the rural health facility, an [...]

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    270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

The Terminus main market in Jos, Plateau state capital, was razed down by an inferno in the early hours of Saturday.Adie Undie, Plateau police commissioner, who confirmed the incident, said the fire started around 1:30am.Undie said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire [...]

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    11 arrested over Plateau attack

11 arrested over Plateau attack

The military special task force 'Operation Safe Haven' in Plateau says it has arrested some suspects in connection to the recent mass killing in the state.According to The Nation, the suspects were paraded on Monday before journalists at the STF headquarters, Jos by Adam Umar, media officer of the task force, and Tyopev Terna, spokesman for the state police command.Umar [...]

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    35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency says at least 35,000 villagers were displaced in the recent attack by unknown gunmen.The gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas, killing at least 100 persons.TheCable visited the affected villages and discovered that residents have all fled the area.Juni Bala, SEMA director, search and rescue, said there are [...]

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    Police: Vigilante killed, archbishop’s cows rustled in fresh Plateau attack

Police: Vigilante killed, archbishop’s cows rustled in fresh Plateau attack

One person was reportedly killed and nine cows rustled in Jos, Plateau state capital, on Saturday.The incident occurred a week after not less than 1oo persons lost their lives in multiple attacks staged by suspected herdsmen in the state.Terna Tyopev, spokesman for the Plateau police command, said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday at Kangan community [...]

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    Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied killing anybody in Plateau state.Casualties were recorded when suspected herdsmen invaded communities in three local government areas of the state last weekend.The police had confirmed that 100 persons died in the attack which reportedly started on Saturday and ended Sunday.TheCable visited some of the affected villages and discovered that [...]

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    Police invite CAN officials who led protest to Plateau govt house

Police invite CAN officials who led protest to Plateau govt house

The Plateau police command has invited for questioning leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who led a protest to the government house.Markus Kanda, chairman of the youth group of CAN in the state, was among the invited officials.Kanda told TheCable on Thursday that he visited the command headquarters alongside other officials involved in the protest.He said they were [...]

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    IGP removes Plateau police commissioner after mass killing

IGP removes Plateau police commissioner after mass killing

A new police commissioner has been posted to Plateau state, two days after many were killed in the state.A statement issued Tuesday from the state police command said Bala Ciroma, the new commissioner, will be taking over from Undie Adie with immediate effect.Suspected herdsmen had attacked three local government areas in the state during the weekend.According to residents over 100 [...]

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    Lalong on Plateau killings: I understand why tension is high

Lalong on Plateau killings: I understand why tension is high

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau states, says the killings across the state have sparked tension but his administration is working hard to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.At the weekend, over 80 people were killed in attacks on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area and other parts of the state.Fifty houses, two vehicles and 15 [...]

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