Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Plateau State"

    Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

The Plateau state police command has declared the district head of Dura Du in Jos south local government area and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of Idris Alkali, a retired major general.This is coming a week after the Nigerian army handed over 13 suspects to the police for further investigation.Mathias Tyopev, spokesman of Plateau police command, in [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Two killed as Plateau suffers fourth attack in one week

Gunmen killed two persons at Nding Suisut village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Thursday.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that two persons were also injured in the attack.“This morning at about 6:30am, we received a distress call that gunmen shot some persons at Nding Suisut Village of Barkin Ladi,” he said.“Armed [...]

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    Amnesty: 1,813 Nigerians killed since January — more than double the whole of 2017

Amnesty: 1,813 Nigerians killed since January — more than double the whole of 2017

Amnesty International (AI) says at least 1,813 people have been murdered in attacks across 17 states since January 2018, more than double of those killed in 2017.  The organisation said the federal government is not doing enough to address the killings, especially in the northern part of the country."Independently verified estimated figures indicate that since January 2018 at least 1813 people have [...]

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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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    Bloodbath on the Plateau

Bloodbath on the Plateau

Our president never disappoints. But it’s high time we reminded him that he swore on oath to protect lives and properties. Perhaps he has forgotten that he was not elected to enjoy the appurtenances of office alone, but to lead and lead decisively. Burying his head in the sand like an ostrich and speaking platitudes cannot make the country’s security [...]

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    Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four members of a family in Kai village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Thursday.Tyopev said the incident occurred on Wednesday night and was reported to the division by one Maren Mahan.The police public relations [...]

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    Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five killed in fresh Plateau attack

Five people have been killed and three others injured after gunmen attacked Inding, a village in Barkinladi local government area of Plateau state.The gunmen were said to have attacked the village on Sunday night.Those injured during the attack have reportedly been taken to a hospital at the headquarters of the Barkinladi local government for treatment.When contacted, Terna Tyopev, Plateau police [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari drove a tractor in Jos, capital of Plateau state, on Friday while inaugurating the state tractor ownership scheme.Simon Lalong, governor of the state and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, were among the dignitaries who looked at the number one citizen in admiration.Buhari arrived in Plateau on Thursday - his first visit to the state since he took [...]

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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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    Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says there's no space for cattle colonies in his state.The federal government had proposed the establishment of cattle colonies to help nip the menace of herdsmen killings in the bud.But like some of his colleagues, the governor said he has no intention of carving out any portion of the state for the cattle colony initiative of [...]

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    ‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

Twenty persons have reportedly been killed in yet another attack in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.A source said the attack occurred in Miango district of the area on Monday morning.But Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, could not confirm the incident."I am not aware of this attack. I just left a live radio programme and I have not been [...]

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    Plateau commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with governor

Plateau commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with governor

Samuel Galadima, Plateau housing and urban development commissioner, is dead. He slumped while jogging Wednesday morning with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Galadima was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died. Emmanuel Nanle, director of press affairs, confirmed the incident to NAN. “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died,” [...]

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    Fire guts 100 shops in Jos market

Fire guts 100 shops in Jos market

Fire has gutted 100 shops in Jos Terminus Market, Plateau State.According to Alhassan Barde, executive secretary, Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)), the fire, which started around midnight, raged on till the early hours of Thursday.He said the cause of the fire was yet to be determined, but that affected shops were consumed totally.“The quantity of goods destroyed is yet [...]

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    Supreme court revives Dariye’s corruption trial

Supreme court revives Dariye’s corruption trial

The Supreme court has ordered Joshua Dariye, a serving senator and former governor of Plateau state, to submit himself for trial on corruption and money laundering charges.Sylvester Ngwuta, who led the five-man bench, ruled that the former governor’s appeal was lacking in merit and ordered Dariye to return to the federal capital territory high court in Abuja, to face his [...]

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    Bird flu spreads to Rivers state

Bird flu spreads to Rivers state

The Rivers state government says it has killed hundreds of fowls infected by the Avian Flu in a privately-owned farm in Port Harcourt, capital of the stateEmma Chinda, the commissioner for agriculture, told NAN that the farm had been quarantined and decontaminated.He said samples of the flu had been taken to the Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau state, adding [...]

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    7 killed in Jos communal crisis

7 killed in Jos communal crisis

Caleb Mutfwang, the chairman of Mangu local government area in Plateau state, has said that seven persons were killed during attacks in some parts of the area.Addressing journalists on Saturday, Mutfwang said that some gunmen shot one Yoila Micah dead in his residence at Jwak-Maitumbi, a village in the area on December 26.He said while the community was recovering from [...]

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