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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

3 STF men, 5 civilians killed in fresh Plateau attack

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From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos

No fewer than three Special Task Force (STF) personnel restoring peace in Plateau state and five other civilians were killed yesterday in Jol village of Riyom Local Government of Plateau State.

It would be recalled that on Monday, there was an incident of attack where 60 cows were killed and 30 others wounded in same village of yesterday’s assult.

Captain Ikedichi Iweha, who is the STF media and information officer in the state, said the attack took place around 1:30am yesterday.

He said, “The attack is alleged to be a reprisal of the killing of  60 cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen few days ago in same village. So, the attack resulted in the killing of five civilians and three of our men”.

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