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July 20, 2018

Plateau Shocker: Herdsmen rename communities grabbed from indigenes

killings by Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists in Nigeria

  When the alarm was raised; many thought it was false, some were complacent, calling it an ethnic crisis. But bit by bit, the fear became a reality; the subtle attacks which began over a decade ago have seen native communities in Plateau State taken over by invading herders. The natives, mostly Berom by tribe watched helplessly as their homes were occupied, the people killed and farmlands taken over and in some cases, the original names of the villages changed. They wandered if their children would ever return to their ancestral land. It will be recalled that the immediate past…

How Igbo man saved my life during civil war – Gov. Lalong

How Igbo man saved my life during civil war – Gov. Lalong

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has recounted how an Igbo man saved his life during the Civil War. The Governor said this while warning against allowing the rising tension in the country to degenerate into a violent conflict. Lalong recalled how an Igbo man sacrificed his life for him. According to him, the Igbo man, who was his guardian, was brutally killed after saving his life during the crisis when he was three years old. He said this on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary during a church service held at the national headquarters of the Evangelical…

You’re Governor, not cleric – PDP tells Lalong

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused Governor Simon Lalong of abandoning his constitutional duties and taking up a new role as a religious leader. PDP said this in reaction to a directive by the governor, declaring every Friday of the week for prayer and fasting in government offices. A statement on Monday by state publicity secretary, John Akans, noted that “The governor is sending wrong signals. He has abandoned his constitutional duties, and he is now taking up new roles as pastor/imam of Plateau. “He is introducing religious worship in government offices to divert our people’s…