Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    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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    Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it did not describe the attacks on some communities in Plateau state as an act of retaliation.Suspected herdsmen attacked Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state on Saturday.Residents said over 100 persons were killed in the incident while the police confirmed 86 casualties.According to The [...]

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    Killings: IGP deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau

Killings: IGP deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed special teams comprising of intelligence response team (IRT), the special tactical squad (STS), five armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three police mobile force units (PMF) to Plateau state.This is in response to an attack on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.Over 80 people were killed in [...]

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    The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The first approach to solving a security problem is stripping it of all political pretences and nuances. The killings in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and other places should be properly phrased.‎The casual resort to tagging or reducing mass killings or massacres to "farmers-herders clashes‎" is sadism. It mocks the dead and drives a dagger deeper into the wounds of the [...]

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    We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as regrettable the killings in Plateau state. Over 100 people reportedly lost their lives on Saturday, though the police put the death toll at 86.The attacks were blamed on suspected herdsmen. Buildings, including churches, were burnt, while vehicles and property worth millions of naira destroyed.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari expressed condolence to the affected communities.“The [...]

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    75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Jerimiah Useni, senator representing Plateau south senatorial district, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Useni made the declaration on Wednesday at the party’s state secretariat in Jos, the state capital.TheCable had earlier reported how the lawmaker wrote a letter to Timothy Golu, a member of the house of representatives, [...]

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    JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has asked the federal government to wake up to its responsibility of protecting the lives and property of citizens.The body is led by Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto.Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, JNI's publicity secretary, said this while reacting to reports of killings in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Abubakar-Aliyu said the perpetrators of the attacks must [...]

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    Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has accused Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, of misleading President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate a bridge which was completed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Buhari paid a two-day working visit to Plateau last week - his first since he took over in 2015.In a statement on Monday, Dalung criticised the governor, saying Lalong had [...]

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    Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

The Plateau police have said 16 persons were killed in the multiple attacks on several villages between Wednesday, March 7, and Friday, March 9.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday in Jos.However, leaders of the affected communities have said 25 people were killed in the attacks.The community leaders, who briefed journalists on Sunday in Jos, said [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed four children at Laake village in Kwall district of Bassa local government of Plateau state.According to THISDAY, the four children were killed in their sleep on Friday.Sunday Abdu, a former state house of assembly member, was quoted as saying the deceased will be given a mass burial on Tuesday.Abdu prayed for God's intervention in the [...]

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