Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    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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    My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his [...]

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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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    Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

At least three operatives of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force in Plateau state, were killed while trying to restore calm between herders and farmers in the state on Saturday.Augustine Agundu, commander of the force, disclosed this to reporters in Jos, the state capital.He vowed that those behind the tragic incident would be brought to book.“I have lost [...]

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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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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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    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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    Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Unidentified gunmen have killed Azi Magaji, head driver to the Plateau house of assembly speaker, and Edward Ankpa, a security official at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Terna Tyopev, Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.Tyopev said the killing occurred Saturday night in Zarazong community of Jos north local government area of [...]

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    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Abubakar Abdullahi, the Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, mostly Christians, inside a mosque during the recent Plateau attack, says six of his children are adherents of the Christian faith.Unknown gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas of the state, killing at least 100 persons.Abdullahi was said to have rendered assistance to the [...]

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    Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

A state high court sitting in Jos, Plateau state capital, has adjourned the trial of Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, till October 30.Jang is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 when he was governor.A 12-count charge of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds was brought against him by the Economic and [...]

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    From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

In the beginning of June, Plateau State Polytechnic was full of life; students and lecturers went about their normal businesses while academic and non-academic activities went on smoothly.Fast forward to Friday, June 29, the institution had turned a ghost of itself. There was no sign of life in virtually all parts of the school when TheCable visited. It was a similar [...]

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    PFN president: No law forbids Christians from defending themselves

PFN president: No law forbids Christians from defending themselves

Felix Omobude, president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), says there is no law forbiding Christians from defending themselves.Omobude said this on Tuesday at a meeting of the Living Faith Bible Church in Jos.Over 100 persons were recently killed in attacks on some villages in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.The PFN president said the peace-making efforts of the church should [...]

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    Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigerians are “fast losing confidence” in the nation's security system.He said this on Tuesday while reacting to the killings in various parts of the country, the most recent being in Plateau.Hundreds have been killed in crisis situations like clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as attacks by suspected herders.Delivering a [...]

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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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    ‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

The day began with high hope; bright morning; good weather – the perfect kind for farming. Irimya Moses left for her farm like some other villagers in Exland, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, with no slightest knowledge she would not be returning alive.  She had spent barely two hours there when around 1pm she was rounded up [...]

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