Andrew Ajijah

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Plateau Violence: Controversy, as herders accuse natives of beheading six members

The Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Plateau State chapter, Nura Abdullahi, has alleged that six members of the association were beheaded by natives in Bassa Local Government Area on Sunday. Mr. Abdullahi made the disclosure in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, on Wednesday. He explained…

Nigerian Mobile Police Officers [Photo Credit: Qed.ng]

Another Plateau community attacked, houses burnt – Police

The Police in Plateau State have confirmed another attack on Rotsu, a settlement near Nkyie-Doghwro, the village attacked in the early hours of Monday. Both communities are in Bassa Local Government Area, which has been under a dusk to dawn curfew since Friday. The attacks occurred despite the curfew. PREMIUM…

Nigerian Soldiers
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27 victims buried in latest Plateau violence; Buhari speaks

At least 27 out of 29 persons reportedly killed in early morning attacks at Nkyie-Doghwro community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have been given a mass burial. The President, Irigwe Development Association, Sunday Abdu, said the victims were hacked to death in a classroom. "Twenty-seven out of…

Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong [Photo: Today.ng]

Fresh attack reported in another Plateau community

Residents of Nkiedonwhro area in Irigwe, a community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have reported a fresh attack in the early hours of Monday. PREMIUM TIMES could not immediately confirm the incident or about 27 persons reported dead from the attack. One of the residents, Paul Agwomo,…

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Officials confirm soldier, ex-head of service, shop attendant killed in Plateau attack

The attack in Barkinladi part of Plateau State not only caused the death of a former top official of the state government, but also that of a soldier and a shop attendant, officials have said. The attackers also injured 12 others. The Plateau police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the killing…

Plateau state on map

Plateau confirms new case of lassa fever

The Plateau State government on Tuesday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state. The commissioner of health, Kuden Kamshak, a medical doctor said the infected persons had been quarantined. "Currently, there is a case of Lassa fever in Tudunwada, here in Jos, but the infected persons have…

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia
Photo: AlJazeera

2017 Hajj: Plateau state announces death of one pilgrim

The Commissioner of Information, Plateau state, Mohammed Nazif, has said the state lost one of the pilgrims who performed the 2017 Hajj. Mr. Nazif stated this in an interview with journalists on arrival from Saudi Arabia on Monday. "We had a successful journey, but unfortunately, we lost one, but here…

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong [Photo credit: Plateau News Online]

Twelve communities sign peace pact in Jos

Twelve communities in Plateau State in conjunction with a group, "Humanitarian Dialogue" have resolved to live in peace with one another and equally urged community leaders to prevail on their subjects to embrace peace. The communities, in a communiqué jointly signed by representatives after a meeting in Jos on Monday,…

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa, Plateau back restructuring; want true federalism

Officials of states in the North-central zone of Nigeria on Thursday said they would support the restructuring of Nigeria if it would deliver a true federal system for the country. A clamour for restructuring particularly resonating in the southern part of Nigeria had forced the ruling All Progressives Congress to…

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong [Photo credit: Plateau News Online]

Plateau swears-in new chief judge

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on Saturday swore-in a new state chief judge, Yakubu Dakwak, in an acting capacity to avoid a vacuum in the state's judiciary service. He said he did this so as to avoid unnecessary confusion that could trail the administration of justice in the…

Nigerian police force

Again Plateau relaxes curfew hours

The Plateau State government has further relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the state capital Jos, last week Thursday following riots which claimed two lives. It has reviewed the curfew hours from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. each day. A statement by the director of press and public…

IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

JUST IN: IPOB: Plateau govt reviews curfew on Jos, Bukuru

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has reviewed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jos and Bukuru metropolis from 10 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after the IPOB violence ‎in Abia State spread to Jos leading to the death of two people. PREMIUM…

Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong [Photo: Today.ng]

CAN, NUJ Appeal For Restraint As Peace Returns To Jos

Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ Plateau State council in separate press releases on Saturday condemned the riot in Jos which claimed two lives. State chairman of the NUJ, Paul Jatau, and the Secretary Peter Amine, in a press release they…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigerians Will Remain United Despite IPOB’s Agitation – Interior Minister

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau, has urged Nigerians to be united in spite of the escalation of violence over the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which has claimed lives in some parts of the country. The minister made the appeal at Government House, Jos, while speaking…

JTF in Jos

IPOB: Plateau governor confirms two deaths in Jos violence, sues for peace

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has confirmed the death of two persons from the Thursday violence in Jos, the Plateau State capital. PREMIUM TIMES reported the violence, between Hausas and Igbos in a part of Jos, which was caused by a disagreement on the appropriateness or otherwise of the…

Plateau state on map

JUST IN: IPOB Crisis: Governor imposes indefinite curfew on Jos

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has declared an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos. The governor announced the measure Thursday evening through a statement by his spokesperson, Emmanuel Nanle and following reports of disturbances in parts of Jos. "Consequently, the Governor has directed an…

Herdsmen

Fulanis did not carry out recent attack in Plateau – Leader

The Plateau State chairman, Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Mohammed Nuru, has dismissed claims by the police and residents that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the killing of 19 people at Ancha community. Mr. Nuru also contested the statement by the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, who has…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Jos task force debunks death of injured soldier in Monday’s skirmish

The spokesperson of the Special Taskforce on the Jos crisis also known as "Operation Safe Heaven," Adamu Umar, has debunked claims that the second soldier who was on Monday injured during a gun battle with assailants had died. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday reported how soldiers shot and killed five persons…

Nigerian Army

Five suspects, one soldier killed as Nigerian forces battle attackers of Plateau community

Nigerian security forces announced on Monday that they killed the suspected perpetrators of the recent killings in Plateau State. The special task force on Jos crisis, tagged Operation Safe Haven, said it shot and killed five persons suspected to be assailants who attacked and killed 19 persons in Ancha, a…

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

NGO donates ‘incident documents’ to police in Jos

A non-governmental organisation, Justice and Dialogue for Security Services and Community, has donated thousands of pocket booklets to the Plateau State Police Command to enable it document incidents on the spot. The group, in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace, made the donation on Saturday in Jos, the…

Herdsmen

Police confirm 19 killed in fresh Plateau attack by suspected herdsmen

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed 19 persons killed and five others injured in an attack on Ancha village, Bassa Local Government, on Friday. The police commissioner, Peter Ogunyanwo, who briefed journalists on Friday in Jos, said that preliminary investigation had indicated that the attack was carried out by…

Nigerian Police on patrol

15 feared killed in attack on Plateau ‎community

No fewer than 15 people were reportedly attacked and killed in Ancha, a village in Maingo, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Thursday night. A witness, Benjamin Aruku, who hails from the village told PREMIUM TIMES about the attack in a telephone interview on Friday morning. According to Mr. Aruku, the…

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Benue floods: Three dead, 110,000 risk contracting disease

Officials of the Child Protection Network and the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, BSEMA, have said three persons died in the recent flooding in the state, while 110 000 survivors risked contracting diseases. "There were three deaths, two adults and one child. At the Government approved IDP Camp, up to…

FRSC officials

Heavy downpour causes massive traffic gridlock along Makurdi-Lafia highway

A portion of the Makurdi-Lafia road has been divided into two along the Yelwata, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.   A witness, Ordue Igba, said the road was split due to a heavy downpour on Sunday night which opened up gorges and which was further compounded by an accident involving a truck which fell into…

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Fire outbreak: Plateau Polytechnic shuts down campus

The management of the Plateau State Polytechnic has shut down its Jos campus for one week following the razing of a female hostel on Monday. The fire, which started around 8.30 a.m., raged on till 11.44 a.m., as the students and members of staff scurried to save the situation. No…