Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    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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    Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says he thought his state's adoption of the cattle ranching policy would bring an end to killings caused by farmers-herders clashes.Lalong said this on Saturday when Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, paid a visit to Plateau.The governor had criticised Benue governor Samuel Ortom when his state enacted the anti-grazing law as its solution to the [...]

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    ‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

Cambridge University Nigeria Student Society (CUNS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the incessant killings of Nigerians across the nation.Expressing themselves via a peaceful protest on Friday in Cambridge, UK, the students condemned the recent killings in Plateau state, the northcentral, and the rest of the country.The students stated that "visitation is not protection," and asked the government to do [...]

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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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    Plateau killings planned by PDP to tarnish the president’s reputation, says Buhari media organisation

Plateau killings planned by PDP to tarnish the president’s reputation, says Buhari media organisation

Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described the recent killings in Plateau as the handiwork of political opponents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).According to NAN, this was made this known in a statement jointly issued by Austin Braimo, chairman of the organisation, and Cassidy Madueke, the secretary, on Friday in Abuja.The statement said opponents of APC wanted to replace [...]

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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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    How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

An imam in Plateau state reportedly hid over 200 people, including Christians, inside a mosque during the recent attack in the state.According to BBC Pidgin, the religious leader, whose identity was not disclosed, saw people fleeing Birkin Ladi local government area where part of the killings took place.He was said to have rendered them assistance by offering a mosque in [...]

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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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    Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

The presidency says killings are not peculiar to the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the seven days of mourning declared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the recent mass killing in Plateau state.In a statement released on Thursday, Adesina described the PDP's declaration as "irresponsible politics".He said killings have [...]

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    PDP declares seven days of mourning over killings

PDP declares seven days of mourning over killings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared seven days of mourning for victims of incessant killings across the country.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, who announced this on Wednesday, said the party's flags in all its offices and formations would be flown at half-mast during the period.The party expressed particular concern over Saturday attack in Plateau state, which left about 100 persons [...]

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    IGP reinstates Plateau police commissioner — after 24 hours

IGP reinstates Plateau police commissioner — after 24 hours

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has reinstated Undie Adie as the Plateau state police commissioner.Adie was removed on Tuesday while Bala Ciroma was appointed in his place.Adie's removal was sequel to the killing of over 100 people in the state by suspected herdsmen.In a statement on Wednesday, Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police, said Ciroma has handed the [...]

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    Protesters troop to Plateau govt house over killings

Protesters troop to Plateau govt house over killings

Hundreds of protesters stormed the Plateau state government house on Wednesday, accusing Simon Lalong, the governor, of failing in his duties.The protesters, comprising the youth group of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), youth and women groups, condemned the recent attack in the state.Suspected herdsmen attacked three local government areas of the state on Saturday night. While residents said over [...]

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    Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is unfair for people to accuse him of not reprimanding suspected gun-wielding herdsmen because he looks like them.Buhari said this on Tuesday during an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau state.Simon Lalong, governor of the state, Abubakar Bagudu and Abubakar Bello, governors of Kebbi and Niger states, accompanied Buhari to the meeting.He said he was in [...]

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    US reacts to Plateau killings, says spate of violence against civilians worrying

US reacts to Plateau killings, says spate of violence against civilians worrying

The US has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau in which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured.The US in a statement by Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the US department of state, said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and [...]

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    Resident speaks: How Plateau caught fire

Resident speaks: How Plateau caught fire

Mahdi Garba, a resident of Plateau state, says the incident that led to the attacks on some communities in the state occurred a week ago.Suspected herdsmen attacked three local government areas of the state on Saturday night. While residents said over 1oo lives were lost, the police confirmed 86 casualties.According to Garba, the attacks were triggered by a a face-off [...]

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    Buhari: Desperate politicians behind Plateau killings

Buhari: Desperate politicians behind Plateau killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says human live is increasingly becoming cheap in Nigeria as desperate politicians "pursue their quest for instability and chaos".Buhari said this reaction to the mass killing suspected to be carried out by herdsmen in Plateau state.In a statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari said he is aware that other than geographical [...]

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