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Eleven killed, 12 wounded in another Plateau community – Police

No fewer than 11 people were killed in another round of attack by unknown gunmen in Lopandet Dwei Du area of Jos South local government area of Plateau State, the police have said. Tyopev Terna, the police spokesperson, also said 12 persons were wounded in the attack and are currently…

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Eight killed in attack on Plateau communities – Police

Gunmen on Wednesday morning stormed two villages in Plateau State killing at least eight people, the police have said. The attacks occurred in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. Tyopev Terna, the state police spokesperson, said the incident occurred at…

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Accused of diverting N6bn Plateau funds, Jonah Jang wants to be Nigeria’s President

Accused of plundering billions of Naira of state funds, ex-Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang, wants to be Nigeria’s president. Mr Jang, a serving senator, on Tuesday formally declared his ambition to run for the country's number one political seat. The declaration took place at the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

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Gunmen kill security guard, Plateau Assembly Speaker’s driver

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers killed two men in Jos, Plateau State, on Saturday, the police said. One of the victims was a security guard working with University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH), while the other was a driver to the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly,…

Residents demolish criminal hideouts to avert religious crisis in Plateau community

Residents of Kongo Rosha area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State on Friday demolished suspected criminal hideouts following a clash on Tuesday that almost led to the burning down of a church in the area. The residents who are Christians and Muslims said their action was aimed…

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Father of gang-rape victim protests release of suspects

The father of a woman who gave birth after being allegedly raped by five men has appealed to an area court in Jos, Plateau State to ensure justice for his daughter. Amina Ismail, who has mental health challenge, was allegedly raped by five men after which she gave birth to…

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Police foil attempt to burn church in Jos

The police in Plateau State say they foiled an attempt by some youth to set ablaze a Catholic church in the state. The affected church is located in Kongo Rosha part of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Terna Tyopev, Police Public Relation Officer in the state, told…

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No collection of PVCs by proxy – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not allow voters to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by proxy. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, INEC's Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau State, disclosed this in Jos on Wednesday while briefing PREMIUM TIMES on the ongoing voters' registration exercise in…

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Police arrest five for ‘impregnating’ mentally challenged

Five people have been arrested for allegedly impregnating a mentally challenged woman, Amina Isma'il, in Unguwan Rogo area of Jos North local government area of Plateau State. The names of the suspects are: Ibrahim Aliyu, Sabi'u Umar, Ila Isma'il, Dahiru Maishayi and Malam Alajeje. The alleged victim, about 35 years…

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Petty traders defy death trap, return to building after fire incident

Petty traders who sell various wares under the cracked decking of a section of Jos Terminus Market have returned to the burnt building following the recent fire incident that engulfed the remaining section of the market last month. PREMIUM TIMES recently reported that fire had engulfed the remaining section of…

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Nigerian college expels two students for possessing firearms

Two students of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin in Plateau State have been expelled for being in possession of illegal firearms, a statement from the school said. The college in the press statement signed by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Istifanus Kyakmut yesterday gave the names of the students…

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Fresh attack claims two in Plateau — Police

Two persons were killed Sunday evening in Kasa town of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State, the state police command has confirmed. The deceased were reportedly Fulani men who were returning from the Bukuru cattle market. The state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, confirmed the incident. "Two people were…

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Three killed in fresh Plateau attack

The Plateau state Police Command has confirmed killing of three people in Zanwra area of of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. According to the Plateau state Police Public Relation Officer, Tyopev Terna, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the attack occurred Friday at about 6.30 p.m. He…

Jos Terminus Market after the fire

Fire engulfs Jos market, razes 217 shops — Official

Fire has engulfed a segment of Jos Terminus Market in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State with over 217 shops were burnt. Properties worth millions of naira were also lost. The state Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, who visited the market confirmed the incident to reporters in Jos.…

EFCC arraigns former Gov. Jonah Jang in Jos

Corruption trial of ex-Plateau governor Jonah Jang adjourned

The Plateau State High Court in Jos has adjourned the corruption case of the ex-Plateau governor, Jonah Jang, to October 30 and 31, and November 1. Mr Jang, alongside a former cashier in the office of the secretary of the state government, Yusuf Pam, was alleged to have diverted about…

Plateau House of Assembly speaker impeached

The Plateau State House of Assembly has impeached its speaker. Peter Azi was removed from office on Wednesday. There had been unsuccessful attempts in the past to oust him. The Chief whip of the House, Joshua Madaki, was elected the new speaker. Mr Madaki represents Jos East state constituency.

Former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Herdsmen Violence: It’s unfair to accuse Buhari of killings – Gowon

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, says it is unfair to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the incessant killings in the conflict between farmers and herders in some parts of Nigeria. Mr Gowon, who was Nigeria's military ruler between 1966 and 1974, said he believed the president has no…

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Plateau police confirm fresh violence

The police in Plateau have confirmed reports of a fresh attack in the state. The attack occurred at about 8 a.m on Saturday on some Fulani communities around Police Staff College, Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Two people were injured, the police said "Some Fulani hamlets…