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86 people killed In Plateau by Fulani herdsmen – Police

The Plateau state Police Public Relations Officer, Mathias Tyopev has confirmed the killing of 86 persons in a fresh attack carried out on Saturday night June 23 by Fulani herdsmen on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in the state. According to Tyopev, six people also were injured …

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Court jails ex-Plateau governor Dariye for corruption

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Mr Dariye was found guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007. He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007. A …

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Police Arrest Child Trafficker Disturbing Plateau, Anambra Axis

A routine security check by members of Operation Safe Haven along the highway has led to the apprehension of a syndicate specialised in child trafficking operating between Plateau and Anambra states. Narrating the circumstances that led to the arrest of members of the syndicate at the Operation Safe Haven headquarters …

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How I became a preacher while in detention — Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau state Jonah Jang said Thursday that throughout his seven days detention in Jos prison he was preaching.  Jang, a senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District was arraignment last week Wednesday for alleged stealing of N6.3 billion while he was governor. The lawmaker was granted bail this …

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Man jailed four years for raping 9-year-old

An Upper Area Court 3, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Monday, sentenced a 35-year-old driver, Ahamed Talib to four years in prison for raping a nine-year-old girl. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, who passed the sentence without an option of fine, also ordered Talib to pay N1,300 to the minor for …

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So what exactly do killer herdsmen want?

When 73 people were killed in Benue State in early January, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, briefed State House correspondents, after a meeting of the security chiefs with President Muhammadu Buhari, and gave the government position on the reasons for the continuous attacks by the herdsmen. He said: “Whatever …

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Many feared dead, wounded in Herdsmen fresh attack in Plateau

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly attacked Rafiki hand Dong communities of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State in the early hours of Wednesday and an unconfirmed number of innocent persons are said to have been killed and injured in the latest attack. According to Channels Television, security operatives have …

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Herdsmen kill 25 persons in Plateau fresh attack

Fulani herdsmen on Monday night attacked and killed 25 persons in Dundu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state. Reports say the latest attack comes just as the state was preparing to hold a mass burial of the innocent victims killed last week by killer herdsmen. …

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for raping 9-year-old girl

An Upper Area Court 3 sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Monday sentenced an 18-year-old businessman, Musty Ruwanu, to three years’ imprisonment for raping a nine -year-old girl. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Mr. Ruwanu after he pleaded guilty to a charge of rape. Mr. Mohammed held that the convict …

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