11 people shot dead in Plateau

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Eleven people were on Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen along Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of northern Plateau State.

The Police Public Relations Office of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview Wednesday morning.

“Eleven people who were returning from a weekly village market of Makera were shot dead at about 7:30 p.m., four others are injured.”

He said police are on the trail of the attackers.

“No arrest yet, but investigation are ongoing, and we shall definitely get to the roots of this,” the spokesperson said.

Riyom is the Plateau local government that links the state to Abuja, Kaduna and Nasarawa states.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and there were no immediate suspicions of the identity of the attackers. There were, however, rumours that Tuesday’s attackers were dressed in military uniform.

Plateau recently witnessed renewed violence between herdsmen and locals causing the death of dozens of people.

President Muhammadu Buhari consequently condemned the renewed violence and called on security agencies to ensure protection of lives and property.


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  • AryLoyds

    Fulani herdsmen doing what they do best with the military giving them cover

  • forestgee

    It is important to lower the high marks given to this government for security by some of its supporters. The total number of people killed in the 2+ years of this government is unbelievable.

  • Obiejesi Chukwunaeme Kingsley

    Mistake in the first paragraph. “were’ was written as ‘where’. Thank you

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Plateau State has been turned into a very dangerous State under the leadership of illiterate certificate forger and perjurer Muhammadu Buhari. Just as Nigeria itself has become more divided than ever, under the imbecile.

    • Henry_Itopa

      I am here on the Plateau and the incidents have actually decreased since the new administration. I am not saying any level of violence is acceptable but your statement is factually false

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        My “statement” is composed of 3 parts. The 1st part is about the bloodletting in Plateau State; the 2nd part is that Muhammadu Buhari is an illiterate certificate forger and perjurer and the 3rd part is that he is an imbecile. Kindly let me know which is/are “factually false”.

        • Henry_Itopa

          Go back and read my statement. I hope you will be able to comprehend it this time. Good luck

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            You are the one with reading and comprehension difficulties.

          • Henry_Itopa

            Lol. As I said before “good luck”.

  • Dan Arewa

    That most be IPORK Terrorists trying hard to destabilise the Peace in Plateau. They will dress in Fulani or Military to attack helpless villagers and giving it the name of Fulani attack.
    May Allah (GOD) protect us from people whose Son, Gen Ehijerika (rtd) help Boko Harram to turn bloody when he is COAS.

    • Okokondem

      Your point is a little convoluted but if I should guess, you seem to be blaming Ihejirika and ‘his people’ (the Igbos?) for the sins of boko Haram and the rampaging hausa/fulani herdsmen; that’s a stretch.

      • Dan Arewa

        Can`t you notice how his Tribsmen are angry when ever Nigerian Military gain an upper hand on Boko Harram. But the imbeciles will be Happy 100% when Boko Harram attack defenceless citizens and military formation.

        • Okokondem

          You mean the Igbos, Ihejirika’s people, are angry when the military is winning against Boko Haram, but happy when Boko Haram attacks defenseless people?

          • Dan Arewa

            Always try to read comment on News about Boko Harram. You will notice what I mean and who am referring too.

    • Really

      Fulani Herdsman Vandal!!

  • Decimator

    Vandals, Vandals, Mohammadu Buhari and his Vandals, performing their
    constitutional duty of killing and Maiming innocent citizens with presidential

    His Army that were to soak the Dogs and Baboons with blood had long been let lose.

    Citizens of the Nigerian Enclave wake up now from your slumber and confront this patron of the Vandals in ASO-ROCK.

    You can no more trust the safety of your lives on these Vandals in governance.


  • Ayinde

    Resurgence of terror act all over the middle belt all over again.The head hunters is back on seat and the body language is loud and clear.

  • Say the truth

    The governor is APC and would rather play politics with the live of his people than to offend his master Buhari. Governor Ortom is a hero as he has taken a bold step to stop the bloodshed in his state.

  • Otile

    Our Odua brothers are cheating us, they are cheating death too. They put Imam Buhari in Aso Rock to decimate their rivals. See, there is no outrage in Yorubaland as Buhari’s kinsmen decimate Christians in the Middle Belt, SS & SE. You hardly see them grieve with us when Fulanis kill people. Awon omo Odua kilo se?

  • emmanuel

    The middle belt people get what they deserve. In 2019, they will still queue behind their foolani traducers in the name of North.
    It is time you negotiate with Southern Nigeria to give yourself peace.
    We jointly have the numbers to upstage the animals if you join us.
    Time is ticking, rescue yourself now before It is too late, NOW THAT YOU STILL HAVE SOME POPULATION LEFT, BEFORE THEY ANNIHILATE ALL OF YOU.