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Vanguard Newspaper 25 June 2016

25062018 - 120 killed, houses burnt in fresh Plateau

Low capacity, dearth of local airlines hamper growth in aviation insurance INSIDE Drug abuse rampant among military, paramilitary agencies — NDLEA •Army, Police, Customs 9 disagree Buhari lauds peaceful election of new APC national exco, as Izunaso loses out 8 VOL. 26: NO. 63578 MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 120 killed, houses burnt in fresh Plateau bloodbath •86 bodies seen, 50 houses burnt — Police; Army confirms 56 dead •Plateau govt slams dusk-to-dawn curfew on 3 affected LGAs •Northern CAN seeks arrest, prosecution of perpetrators •13 killed as Ebonyi/C’ River inter-communal conflict escalates PLATEAU ATTACK By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Peter Duru, Kingsely Omonobi & Emma Una ABUJA—No fewer than 120 persons were weekend killed in several villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State in fresh attacks by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, while over 200 others sustained gunshot injuries. However, Commander of the Special Military Task Force, Major General Anthony Atolagbe, last night confirmed that 56 persons were killed. Major-General Atolagbe, who spoke from the bush where he was directing operations to apprehend the perpetrators, also said three of the killers had been arrested, adding that they confessed to participating in the Continues on Page 5 Mr & Mrs Some of the houses burnt at Gashish, one of the villages attacked. Photos by Marie-Therese Nanlong. BENIN GENERATOR FUMES DISASTER: Confusion over how to tell man his wife, 5 children are dead Nigeria kick-starts voluntary asset repatriation scheme 7 8 How call from wanted militia landed ex-Gov Suswam in DSS custody 8 Ohanaeze youths condemn arrest of Abaribe, demand his release COLUMNISTS SOBOWALE 30 OWEI LAKEMFA 33 HENRY BOYO 31 15

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