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Breaking: Fresh Crisis Breaks Out in Plateau

Jide Afolabi, Jos

Fresh crisis has broken out in Plateau state. The crisis which the remote cause can not be established as at the time of filing this report has caused many residents of Barkin Ladi and Jos South Local Governments Areas to evacuate the areas.

Report has it that suspected Fulani herdsmen are behind the attacks.

Security forces have mobilized to the affected areas. Patrol helicopters are currently flying over the affected LGAs.

Security agents are currently evacuating people from hotspots especially, religious institutions.

In the last 48 hours, at least no fewer than 130  dead bodies have been recovered in more than five villages of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Affected villages are Gashish District, Razat, Ruku Nyarr and Gana-Ropp, all in Barkin Ladi Local Government.

The current crisis has reached National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) junction and moving towards Zaramaganda in Jos metropolis.

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