Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    Corpse of missing general found in a well

Corpse of missing general found in a well

The remains of Muhammed Alkali, the retired army general, who was declared missing on September 3, have been found in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Shen of Jos south local government area of Plateau state.A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the military authorities would soon make it public.Umar Mohammed, leader of the operation search and rescue, later told reporters [...]

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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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    Useni, 75-year-old former minister, is PDP guber candidate in Plateau

Useni, 75-year-old former minister, is PDP guber candidate in Plateau

Jeremiah Useni, senator representing Plateau south, has emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.The 75-year-old former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) clinched the ticket after defeating 12 other aspirants in the primary held on Sunday.Useni polled 1,018 votes to defeat his closest rival Johnbull Shekarau, a member of the house of representatives who [...]

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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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    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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