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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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    Tension as angry youth paralyse activities across Plateau over fresh killings

Tension as angry youth paralyse activities across Plateau over fresh killings

Youth in their numbers trooped to streets across Plateau state on Sunday to protest the mass killing which occurred in the state on Saturday.Over 100 people lost their lives in the incident blamed on suspected herdsmen.The attackers burnt buildings, including churches, destroyed vehicles and property worth millions of naira.The tragic incident occurred on Saturday night.Some aggrieved persons laid siege to Mangu-Du-Jos [...]

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    ‘Over 100’ shot dead in Plateau, curfew imposed on three LGAs

‘Over 100’ shot dead in Plateau, curfew imposed on three LGAs

The Plateau state government has imposed a curfew on Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state, following the deaths of "over 100" persons on Saturday night.Rufus Bature, secretary to the state government, announced the curfew on Sunday afternoon.He said the movements in the three local government areas would be restricted between 6pm and 6am.Bature added [...]

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    75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Jerimiah Useni, senator representing Plateau south senatorial district, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Useni made the declaration on Wednesday at the party’s state secretariat in Jos, the state capital.TheCable had earlier reported how the lawmaker wrote a letter to Timothy Golu, a member of the house of representatives, [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill three in Plateau

‘Herdsmen’ kill three in Plateau

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed three persons in Dong community of Jos north local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday in Jos.According to him, the ugly incident which occurred Thursday night, left some people injured.“Yesterday at about 7pm, we got information that gunmen invaded [...]

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    Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

The Plateau police have said 16 persons were killed in the multiple attacks on several villages between Wednesday, March 7, and Friday, March 9.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday in Jos.However, leaders of the affected communities have said 25 people were killed in the attacks.The community leaders, who briefed journalists on Sunday in Jos, said [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed four children at Laake village in Kwall district of Bassa local government of Plateau state.According to THISDAY, the four children were killed in their sleep on Friday.Sunday Abdu, a former state house of assembly member, was quoted as saying the deceased will be given a mass burial on Tuesday.Abdu prayed for God's intervention in the [...]

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    Plateau is only state up to date in payment of salaries, says Buhari

Plateau is only state up to date in payment of salaries, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Plateau is the only state where salaries have been paid up to date.The president who is on a two-day visit to Plateau lamented that state governors "find it comfortable to sleep" despite owing salaries of workers.Speaking at a town hall meeting monitored by The Nation in Jos, the president commended Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, for his [...]

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    Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, has created six additional ministries to the 17 ministries in the state, bringing the total to 23.Five of the ministries were carved out from the existing ones.The governor had earlier in February dissolved his cabinet.Rufus Bature, secretary to the government of Plateau, announced the creation of the new ministries in a statement made available to [...]

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    Accredit your programmes or face sanctions, NUC warns Plateau State University

Accredit your programmes or face sanctions, NUC warns Plateau State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Plateau State University up till the end of May to get its programmes accredited or face sanctions.Speaking at a press conference to mark the end of his five-year tenure on Monday, Dokan Sheni, vice chancellor of the university, said none of the programmes offered at the university has been accredited since the [...]

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    Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has dissolved his cabinet.Emmanuel Nanle, the governor’s director of press and public affairs, announced this in a statement on Thursday.The statement did not indicate the reason for the sack of the commissioners.Lalong directed them to hand over to their permanent secretaries.He thanked the commissioners for their “selfless” service while assuring them their input in [...]

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