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Two killed in Plateau after herdsman’s body is discovered

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• Youths march in support of Benue’s anti-grazing law
Two people were killed on Tuesday night in Riyom local government of Plateau State.

The attack by unknown persons comes a day after the corpse of a herdsman who had been declared missing was discovered.

Two other victims sustained injuries and had been hospitalised.

Chairman of the council, Emmanuel Danboyi Jugul, confirmed the incident.

“It is unfortunate that we are recording attacks again in Riyom, after the corpse of a Fulani who has been missing since last week was found by a search party we organised.”

He said that the case of the missing person had been reported to the military Special Task Force.

Also, residents of Mission Quarters along Rukuba Barracks Road in Bassa council have raised the alarm over activities of criminals in Jos Wild Life Park.

They called on security agencies to wade in and put a stop to the trend.

The Plateau State House of Assembly meanwhile, has mandated its Committee on Labour and Security to investigate the recent killing of 32 persons at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons.

It comes as youths in Benue State expressed support for the state governor, Samuel Ortom’s anti-grazing law.

Led by arts ambassador, Elizabeth Seliz Bumkeng, the youths staged a march in support of the initiative, which seeks to curb killings by herdsmen in the state.

“We want to support you on your stand against Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore and want you to take their threats seriously, considering their previous unprovoked bloodshed and unjustified destruction of people. We are in support of the law because it will protect the environment from degradation and pollution caused by open rearing of livestock. It will prevent the spread of diseases and destruction of farms and property,” Bumkeng said



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