Plateau Government declares Curfew following Herdsmen Attack

Frederick Owens
March 16, 2018

The Special Task Force Code name Operation Safe Haven in Plateau central Nigeria have confirmed that two of its personnel died following Tuesday clash between Natives and herdsmen in Rafiki community of Bassa local goverment area of the state.

According to Umar, 8 persons have been arrested in connection to the unfortunate situation with a number of arms and ammunition seized from them.

He added that when the troops conducted a search they discovered 23 dead bodies at Mararaba Dare shortly before Rafiki Village with many civilians wounded. "The troops responded to distress calls to the clash reported by locals", he said.

The Secretary to the State Government Rufus Bature, in a statement after the meeting, said: "Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

The gunmen attacked the village said to be in the boundary community between Plateau and Kaduna states.

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Jos - 25 people have again been killed Monday night at Dundu village, Kwall District of Bassa local government area of Plateau State. Law abiding citizens are advised go about their lawful businesses.

"One person is missing".

DAILY POST gathered that Governor Simon Lalong has summoned stakeholders in the Fulani community, the Irigwe people in Miango Bassa and Daffo people in Bokkos, for a crucial security meeting with a view to finding a lasting solution to the killings in the aforementioned communities.

But the Nigerian Army, only confirmed the death of the two soldiers.

The President, however, believes that the government alone can not guarantee peace and that traditional rulers are critical to the sustenance of peace and order in the country.

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