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Bloodbath in Plateau: Over 100 people killed, 24 hour curfew imposed


Over 100 people have been killed in Riyom and Mangu local councils of Plateau state and in response, the government announced a 24-hour curfew.

The curfew was slammed on Mangu Local Government Area.

Gov. Caleb Mutfwang gave the directive in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, on Sunday in Jos.

The governor during a service at the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), announced that 11 people were buried in the early hours of the morning, following Saturday’s night attacks in Sabon Gari community in the local government.

This is in addition to a series of attacks in the local government and in Riyom Local Government where more than 100 people had been reported killed, farmlands and property destroyed and villages displaced.

According to the statement, the directive by the governor is geared toward restoring law and order and was sequel to its consultation with the State Security Council.

”Consequently, movements within the Local Government have been banned until further notice except for security personnel and persons on essential duties.

”Security agencies have therefore been directed to ensure total enforcement of the curfew.”

Meanwhile, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), said he has temporarily relocated the headquarters of the operation to Mangu Local Government Area (LGA).

OPSH is a Special Military Task Force, maintaining peace in Plateau and environs.

Abubakar, who doubles as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) , 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, moved to the area barely 24 hours after he assumed command.

The decision followed a Saturday night attack on Sabon Gari community of Mangu LGA, where 12 persons were killed and six houses completely razed down.

According to the commander, the move would enable him work in synergy with the local authority to mitigate the situation.

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