Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    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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    VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accused some communities of depriving herdsmen their indigenous rights, saying this has contributed to the crisis surrounding herdsmen and farmers across the country.In various states including Benue, Plateau and Zamfara, clashes between the herders and farmers/locals as well as attacks by suspected herders have led to the death of hundreds, [...]

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    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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