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Breaking: Plateau violence spreads as state declares curfew in 3 local governments

Breaking: Plateau violence spreads as state declares curfew in 3 local governments

The Plateau government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos south local government areas.

The government of the state, Mr Rufus Bature said in a statement in Jos that the curfew was to avert a breakdown of law and order.

He said that movement would be restricted from 6 p.m.to 6 a.m. except for those on essential duties.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was tension in some parts of the state after several attacks in some communities left many people dead.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that 120 people were reported to have been killed in an attack by armed men in Plateau state on Saturday, June 23.

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The pastor in charge of Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council (RCC) Rop in Barkin Ladi local government area made this claim.

The cleric said the people were returning from a funeral service when they were attacked by suspected herdsmen.

“Fulani people attacked our members who attended the burial of the father to one of our clergy Baba Jakawa, at Gidin Akwati, Gashis district. Late Jakawa was aged over 80 years, a committed member of COCIN, so his burial attracted many sympathisers.”

“The armed Fulanis ambushed the sympathisers on their way back from the burial, attacked and killed 34 persons from Nekan village, 39 others from Kufang, and 47 people from Ruku village.

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