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Hoodlums go on rampage in Plateau, burn vehicles

Hoodlums go on rampage in Plateau, burn vehicles
August 04
10:14 2021

Hoodlums went on a rampage on Tuesday night along Gada-Biyu highway in Jos, Plateau state. 

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The hoodlums were said to have barricaded sections of the road, while pedestrians were reportedly attacked.

Vehicles were allegedly set ablaze following the violence that erupted.

When contacted, Ubah Ogaba, Plateau police spokesman, said nobody was killed in the incident.

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“Nobody was killed, please. The area is calm and everyone is going about their lawful business,” he told TheCable.

The attack comes days after 17 people were killed in separate attacks when gunmen invaded some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa LGA of the state.

At least 85 buildings were also destroyed in the onslaught.

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“There were attacks specifically at Jebbu Miango on Saturday night, July 31 in which five people were killed and about 85 buildings burnt,” Edward Egbuka, police commissioner in Plateau, had said.

“The next morning, the attacks continued at Tambora in Riyom LGA where 12 people were killed and some houses destroyed.”

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