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Plateau declares curfew in two councils over violence

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Masari

WORRIED by the spate of killings occasioned by hostilities between the Fulani and the natives Berom in Barakin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State, the state government has declared a dusk to dawn curfew in the two council areas.

A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Rufus Bature, said the government imposed the curfew on the two council areas in order to stopping the skirmishes, which was gradually becoming daily affairs.

The two troubled local governments have been under the siege of constant attacks by some mercenaries suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and they had succeeded in killing many innocent souls and sacked many communities, forcing the inhabitants to relocate to the local government headquarters.

It was learned that in the past two weeks no fewer than twenty people were killed by the marauders, who often invaded villages at night to kill innocent people.

It would be recalled that four persons were killed on Tuesday close to a military checkpoint in Gwara Sop village, Hawankibo community in Riyom Local Government Council of Plateau State.

The victims of the Gwara Sop attack in Riyom LGA are Dung Ibrahim 29years, Markus Dantiyo 48years, Monday Less and Kefas Sati 32years.

According to a statement issued by Mark Lipdo the Coordinator Stephanos Foundation a Jos-based non-governmental organization, the village has over 700 inhabitants and 29 houses were burnt were recently burnt recently in the community by the gunmen.

The villager has alleged that Fulani mercenary in black attire attacked the village despite the presence of six personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) code name operation save haven.

One of the villagers, who spoke to journalists in Jos yesterday afternoon said, “As I am talking to you right now, there was an attack on our people around Hawan-Kibo area of Riyom Local Government Area of the State.

Spokesman of the Special Task Force on Jos crisis Captain Ikedichi Iweha when contacted on phone did not pick his calls; neither did he reply the text messages sent to his mobile phone as at the

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