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    Missing general: District head declared wanted turns self in

Missing general: District head declared wanted turns self in

Yakubu Rap, the district head of Dura, in Jos south local government, who was declared wanted by the Plateau police command, has turned himself in.Rap was declared wanted over the disappearance of Idris Alkali, a retired major general who had gone missing for weeks.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement: "The District Head turned himself in and is [...]

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    Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings

Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings

Commercial activities in Jos, Plateau state capital, were temporarily suspended as residents of the state stormed the streets to protest the endless killings in the state.The protesters called for the prosecution of those behind the killings in the state.The protesters, under the aegis of ‘The Faithfu, a group of clergymen, also want owner of the pond in Dura Du, where [...]

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    Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Suspected herdsmen have killed 19 people in an attack on Ariri village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.According to witnesses, the attackers invaded the village on Wednesday night.Women, young children and local farmers were said to have been shot to death in their sleep.Earlier on Tuesday, 14 people were killed at Jol village in Riyom local government area [...]

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    UNIJOS confirms student killed, one missing after gunmen attack

UNIJOS confirms student killed, one missing after gunmen attack

The University of Jos (UNIJOS) management has confirmed one student was killed in the recent attacks that rocked the city. [...]

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    Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

The crisis in Jos, Plateau state capital, took a new dimension on Sunday when suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the University of Jos (UNIJOS).The violence was said to have begun from Tina area of Jos North local government area and later spread to other parts.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the renewed attack.The suspected gunmen were said to [...]

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    Plateau imposes curfew on two LGAs as gunmen ‘kill 14’

Plateau imposes curfew on two LGAs as gunmen ‘kill 14’

The Plateau state government has imposed curfew on Jos north and Jos south local government areas of the state following attacks which led to loss of lives between Thursday night and Friday morning.TheCable gathered that 14 persons were killed in the latest attacks.Gunmen were said to have invaded a community in Rukuba Road, Jos north local government area and killed [...]

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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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