Newspaper Headlines: 44 killed in Plateau, Benue communities

Newspaper Headlines: 44 killed in Plateau, Benue communities
August 26
08:01 2021

The killings in Plateau and Benue states and the conflict between the presidency and Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says gunmen killed 44 people in Plateau and Benue communities. The newspaper says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has rejected the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service on how to stop petrol smuggling.

The Nigerian Tribune says 36 people were killed in Jos community and that angry youths dumped their corpses at the government house in Plateau. The presidency said the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) will not dampen the morale of the military in the fight against insurgency, the newspaper reports.

The Nation says gunmen and herders killed 43 in Plateau and Benue states. The newspaper reports that robbers again attacked a bullion van in Ondo state.

Daily Independent reports that residents are fleeing Jos city over the incessant killings in Plateau. The newspaper says experts have disagreed on portfolio diversification of pension fund investments.

The Guardian says the army has set up a panel to investigate the attack on the NDA in Kaduna. The newspaper says Jos in 24-hour shutdown after fresh attacks left 36 people dead and several houses burnt.


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