Plateau politicians killed at funeral

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Gunmen have shot and killed two Nigerian politicians during a funeral for victims of communal violence that flared on Saturday.

The army said the assault was probably carried out by the same men responsible for Saturday's attacks on Christian villages near Jos in Plateau state.

At least 37 people were killed in the village attacks.

Muslim herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group were blamed for the violence, but they denied any wrongdoing.

The BBC's Will Ross in Lagos says the victims of Saturday's attacks were from the Christian Birom ethnic group.

The community has been caught up in a cycle of violence with Fulani herdsmen, stemming from a disagreement as to who are the rightful inhabitants of the land in Plateau state, he says.

The politicians killed were named locally as Gyang Dantong, a senator with the ruling PDP, and state assembly leader Gyang Fulani.

Both were believed to be Christian.

The military said a total of 37 people were killed on Saturday, including two policemen and about 20 of the attackers.

But other sources put the death toll much higher and reported piles of burnt bodies being discovered.

Some unconfirmed reports also said about 20 people were killed in the funeral attack.

Plateau state lies on the fault line between Nigeria's mainly Muslim north and Christian and animist south.

Human Rights Watch says about 1,000 people were killed in communal clashes around Jos during 2010.



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Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
Justan234 posted on 07-08-2012, 14:00:22 PM
This is not going to end until one side wipes out the other or property gets divided which is not going to happen.
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
Igboamaeze posted on 07-08-2012, 14:01:01 PM
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It's Nunc Dimitis in Naija...

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Plateau Tragedy: Gunmen Kill Senator, Plateau State Assembly Leader, Injure House Of Reps Member

Posted: July 8, 2012 - 18:08


By SaharaReporters, New York

SaharaReporters has just learnt that Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop and Gyang Fulani, the majority leader of the Plateau State Assembly, were among several people murdered today during a mass funeral in the Barakin-Ladi local government area of Plateau. A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Davou Mwadkwon, was also seriously injured in the attack.

Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop was a PDP member and chaired the Senate committee on health.

Nigerian senate spokesperson Senator Ayinnaya Abaribe confirmed the tragic event to SaharaReporters. Our sources disclosed that the murdered officials were attacked as they attended a mass funeral for more than twenty men, women and children killed in the area in a gruesome attack launched by yet unidentified gunmen yesterday.

The funeral was just concluded when heavily armed men in military uniforms descended on the mourners, shooting at the senator and other officials at point blank range.


\"It was a horrible sight,\" said a source who witnessed the tragedy. \"People ran helter-skelter as the gunmen continued to shoot,\" he added.

For the past several years, Plateau State has been mired in sectarian bloodshed between armed groups of Muslims and Christians.
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
First-lady posted on 07-08-2012, 14:10:23 PM
Don't these Christians in that place outnumber the Fulanis by a wide margin
They need to take matters in their own hands
Not the best but they have reached that stage
These killers are not ghosts
They are human
They have declared war and these folks ought to be angered enough to invade the Fulani settlements and cause major damage

These eediots have unleashed mayhem wherever they go
A few days ago Fulanis killed some Ogun state folks in teir own land
In Benue,Taraba,Kogi,wherever their cattle rearing leads them,these folks have done nothing but strike terror in the hearts of their hosts
Bad news wherever they are found
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
Agensheku posted on 07-08-2012, 14:17:18 PM
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So, na so we don adapt to tragedy reach? Sotey, a whole senator and other honorable were killed in broad day light and all we do is glance and waka pass.

Na waa for awaa...
Maybe now that high-class blood is being spilled, the government would wake up to the fact that the movie is drawing to a tragic climax.
They could spare 3,500 soldiers to go and do "power show" in Edo because of coming election but they could not ensure that relations of those murdered yesterday in the Plateau state gave their dead a decent burial.
Gradually, the show is getting out of hands and the world is watching the sad but didactic drama consume both the pretend hero and the villains!
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
First-lady posted on 07-08-2012, 14:22:20 PM
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Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have attacked and razed down two densely populated settlements - Suwa and Burukutu - in Lamurde local government area of Adamawa State.

Reports from our reporter in Yola, the state capital, indicate that the attacks were carried out by well-armed Fulani herdsmen, who struck at 4a.m. on Sunday and continued to wreck havoc till 8 a.m., leaving the communities in rubbles.



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No fewer than six villages were, in the early hours of yesterday, razed in Taraba State when armed men suspected to be Fulani raided Chanchanji ward in Takum local government area.

LEADERSHIP learnt that two soldiers deployed from the 93 Battalion in Adda Barracks, Takum, were also killed in the attack.


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Ogun moves to resolve Yoruba, Fulani clashes

MARCH 26, 2012 BY GBENGA ADENIJI
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has begun moves to resolve the lingering crises between the Yoruba Communities and Hausa/Fulani/Bororo herdsmen in Yewa North and other parts of the state which had resulted in the destruction of lives and property.


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THE Oyo State government is to constitute a committee saddled with the responsibility of putting an end to the lingering crisis between Fulani cattle rearers and farmers in some parts of the state.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi disclosed this, on Wednesday, while fielding questions at a Town Hall meeting held at the main auditorium of the state College of Agriculture, Igboora, in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of the state.


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Days of bloody clashes between Tiv peasants and Fulani nomads in Benue State is causing panic in its neighbouring state, Nasarawa, even though the police authorities have assured communities at the borders of tighter security measures.



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OWERRI-Two people are feared dead, while an unspecified number of women have been reportedly raped by Fulani herdsmen who invaded Umuapu community in Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State with their cattle.

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ABOUT 16 people* died in a gun attack suspected to have been made by Fulani herdsmen on Thursday on Kadarko market in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.



Boko Haram is operating in the north and we have another roving Boko haram in our homelands
Something needs to be done
Bad news wherever they are found
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
Shinycoin posted on 07-08-2012, 15:08:08 PM
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So, na so we don adapt to tragedy reach? Sotey, a whole senator and other honorable were killed in broad day light and all we do is glance and waka pass.

Na waa for awaa...



My broda, Igboama,

A senator's life in Nigeria is just as valuable(?) as the homeless, jobless, peasant walking the streets looking for his daily garri.

How much are you willing to bet, that the govt of the day will react to this killing in much the same way as it had reacted to the several thousands killed in recent days and weeks in the north?

Even if twenty senators are killed in similar circumstances, the govt will give us the same reassurance of doing everything in its power to bring the culprits to book.....

They will leave no stone unturned in searching for the killers...

They will search every nook and "corner" of the state to fish out the culprits

yadi.. yadi... yada... etc etc etc.

Nigerian govt officials love these words.
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
First-lady posted on 07-08-2012, 15:11:34 PM
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My broda, Igboama,

A senator's life in Nigeria is just as valuable(?) as the homeless, jobless, peasant walking the streets looking for his daily garri.

How much are you willing to bet, that the govt of the day will react to this killing in much the same way as it had reacted to the several thousands killed in recent days and weeks in the north?

Even if twenty senators are killed in similar circumstances, the govt will give us the same reassurance of doing everything in its power to bring the culprits to book.....

They will leave no stone unturned in searching for the killers...

They will search every nook and \"corner\" of the state to fish out the culprits

yadi.. yadi... yada... etc etc etc.

Nigerian govt officials love these words.



You forgot to add that all hands are on deck to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act
Re: Senator, Hon. Member and Mourners Murdered in Plateau
Agensheku posted on 07-08-2012, 15:19:23 PM
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My broda, Igboama,

A senator's life in Nigeria is just as valuable(?) as the homeless, jobless, peasant walking the streets looking for his daily garri.

How much are you willing to bet, that the govt of the day will react to this killing in much the same way as it had reacted to the several thousands killed in recent days and weeks in the north?

Even if twenty senators are killed in similar circumstances, the govt will give us the same reassurance of doing everything in its power to bring the culprits to book.....

They will leave no stone unturned in searching for the killers...

They will search every nook and \"corner\" of the state to fish out the culprits

yadi.. yadi... yada... etc etc etc.

Nigerian govt officials love these words.
"WE ARE ON TOP OF THE SITUATION!"



Three killed, 30 vehicles burnt in Yoruba-Hausa clash
July 6, 2012 by Segun Olatunji, Abeokuta
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Scene of the clash
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A bloody clash between some Hausa and Yoruba in Ibese, Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State on Wednesday claimed the lives of three persons and left no fewer than 30 vehicles burnt.

Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the crisis on Thursday, learnt that the violent clash between the members of the two ethnic groups began on Wednesday night following a disagreement between two unidentified men over a commercial sex worker.

The violence was said to have later escalated and became an inter-tribal crisis.

About 25 articulated vehicles, three cars and five motorcycles were said to have been destroyed in the violence. Also, almost all the shops in the nearby market were reportedly looted.

Residents of the busy town were said to have fled the community.

Armed policemen were deployed in the troubled town to forestall further break down of law and order while an Armoured Personnel Carrier was seen stationed in front of the Dangote Cement Factory located within the community.

The Chairman of the task force in the affected market, Sikirulah Akinsola, confirmed to newsmen that the violence erupted due to a disagreement between two persons over a commercial sex worker.

Akinsola, who also doubles as the Bada Orile of Ijako Village, a suburb of the town, said more than 200 persons of Yoruba extraction who felt aggrieved by the alleged killing of their kinsman had decided to demonstrate on the streets when the crisis erupted.

According to him, one Kehinde had also allegedly been killed last May by a suspected Hausa man in the town.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, but said no one was killed.

Adejobi, an assistant superintendent of police however said the violence in the town had nothing to do with ethnicity.

He said, \"It was caused by a prostitute and some of the drivers had a problem with some men who claimed to be Ibese indigenes. There was no ethnic colouration. There was no casualty and only 14 vehicles were burnt.\"


SOURCE: THE PUNCH
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Gunmen have shot and killed two Nigerian politicians during a funeral for victims of communal violence that flared on Saturday.

The army said the assault was probably carried out by the same men responsible for Saturday's attacks on Christian villages near Jos in Plateau state.

At least 37 people were killed in the village attacks.

Muslim herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group were blamed for the violence, but they denied any wrongdoing.

The BBC's Will Ross in Lagos says the victims of Saturday's attacks were from the Christian Birom ethnic group.

The community has been caught up in a cycle of violence with Fulani herdsmen, stemming from a disagreement as to who are the rightful inhabitants of the land in Plateau state, he says.

The politicians killed were named locally as Gyang Dantong, a senator with the ruling PDP, and state assembly leader Gyang Fulani.

Both were believed to be Christian.

The military said a total of 37 people were killed on Saturday, including two policemen and about 20 of the attackers.

But other sources put the death toll much higher and reported piles of burnt bodies being discovered.

Some unconfirmed reports also said about 20 people were killed in the funeral attack.

Plateau state lies on the fault line between Nigeria's mainly Muslim north and Christian and animist south.

Human Rights Watch says about 1,000 people were killed in communal clashes around Jos during 2010.

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Re: Plateau politicians killed at funeral
Superego posted on 07-08-2012, 15:42:47 PM
BBC Liar Liar

there is no 'roughly Muslim north and christian south' divide.

These devils will never stop their mischief, trying to manipulate and create wars around the world.
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