Sunday, 8 July 2012

News Report: Senator, Others Murdered In Jos Nigeria

Senator Gyang
chidi opara reports have just learned that Senator Gyang Dantong (Plateau North, PDP) and Hon. Gyang Fulani, Member of Plateau State House of Assembly(Barkin Ladi constituency)have been killed by gunmen suspected to be of Fulani ethnicity.

Simon Mwadkwon, member House of Representatives was however injured and is in a critical condition.

Senator Gyang was Chairman, Committee on Health and member, Committee on Aviation.

The incident have since been confirmed by The Plateau State  Commission of Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap.

News Report: Fierce Gun Battle Between Security And Militants Leaves Many Dead, Homeless Near Jos In Nigeria

 About thirty-seven persons are feared dead following raids and reprisal attacks between The Joint Task Force on Security (JTF) and militants yesterday in the suburbs of Jos, the capital city of Plateau State in Nigeria.

The JTF, chidi opara reports learned lost two policemen, while the militants lost twenty-one fighters. Fourteen civilians reportedly lost their lives in the attacks.

“A good number of people have been rendered homeless”, a JTF contact in Jos told chidi opara reports this morning on phone.

There has not been any official statement on the identity of the militant group(s), but there are speculations that they were of the Fulani ethnic stock.

The Plateau state capital city has been witnessing violence along ethnic and religious lines for some time now.

The state located in the North-Central region of Nigeria produces farm products like potatoes, corn and tomatoes sold across the nation.