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Plateau killings: 17 Dead, 85 Buildings Burnt –Police Commissioner.

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edward Egbuka, disclosed that 17 people were killed and 85 buildings burnt in the recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom local government areas of the state.

Mr Edward Egbuka said this on Monday while having a briefing with newsmen at the end of an emergency state security meeting held at the Government House, Jos.

“There were attacks specifically at Jebbu Miango on Saturday night, July 31 in which five people were killed and about 85 buildings burnt.

“The next morning, the attacks continued at Tambora in Riyom LGA where 12 people were killed along with some security personnel's and some houses destroyed,” he said.

“The governor has read the Riot Act to us that we should move out and within two weeks andbring to book all those that have perpetrated the attacks.

He warned that initiators of reprisal attacks would not be spared saying, “human life is sacred, nobody can take it at will. There is a government on ground and lawlessness would not be accepted,” he added.

The Governor said that the meeting was convened to address the security situation with an immediate effect.

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Edward Egbuka Jebbu Miango Jos Plateau State Tambora


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