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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Breaking News Gun Men Kill 32 People In Plateau State.

PLATEAU VIOLENCE OUTBREAK: 9 Family Members, 12 Attackers Killed In Barkin Ladi
No fewer than 32 persons were killed in the early hours of Tuesday in Barakin Ladi Local Government area of Plateau State when gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, invaded three communities in the council. Police however said 20 people died in the attacks.
The incident came less than 72 hours after five people were murdered in Kukah in Shendam Local Government area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that the marauders overran Gura Bwok, Fan, Heipang and Foron districts of the local government, killing villagers and burning some houses. It was further gathered that nine people were killed in Gura Bwok; seven in Fan; 11 people in Heipang and five people in Foron. Several houses were also said to have been razed in the attacks, which were said to be reprisals for last week’s theft of more than 200 heads of cattle by some yet-to-be-indentified hoodlums. It was also gathered that two Fulani herdsmen were killed by the cattle thieves as men of the Special Task Force tried to intervene. Police Public Relations Officers, DSP Felicia Anselm, said the killings were in response to the theft of cows and the alleged killing of two of the herdsmen, said to be Fulani, by the cattle thieves.
Punch Nigeria.

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