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Miango Attack: 3 Killed, 2 Missing, Cattles Rustled

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By Jide Afolabi, Jos

Unknown gunmen have attacked Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state, killing three persons while two others are missing with cattles rustled.

This was confirmed in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Command, DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna, on Tuesday, a copy which was sent to CityMirrorNews.

The statement reads in part:

“The Plateau State Police Command, Jos received an information on 29/04 /2019 at about 0800hrs to the effect that unknown gunmen attacked Maiyanga area of Miango District as a result, one Jummai Jah ‘f’ 25yrs and Emmanuel Ishaya ‘m’ 37yrs were killed. While a 7 months old girl Tabitha survived with a neck injury and is receiving treatment at Enos Hospital at Miango.

“The information also emphasised that Monday Audu of Rotsu village also in Miango District was shot and matched to death.

“While the investigation into these crimes were ongoing, the Command on 30/04 /2019 at about 0730hrs received information that about 319 cattle were attacked and killed, 12 cattle were maimed while 11 cattle were rustled.
Two cattle rearers; one Mubarak Yakubu and one Shehu Saidu both male of different addresses were missing. All these allegedly took place in Billi and Ariri in Miango District.”

However, the Command said that it has mobilised a search and rescue team to rescue the missing rearers while efforts are on the way to track and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

The Command further hinted that it has also mobilised a combined team of Police Mobile Force, PMF, and Detective personnel to the affected areas to maintain law and order.

Miango district in Bassa LGA has been constantly attacked in recent times.

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