Plateau Killings: Military Parades Three Suspects | The Precision



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By Polycarp Auta
Three suspects in the connection with the weekend’s killings in 11 villages in Plateau have been arrested and paraded by the military alongside with their weapons.

Two of the suspects are herdsmen and one Berom– one of the minority ethnic groups in Plateau — currently at odds with Fulani herdsmen over grazing rights.
They were arrested by the Special Military Task Force, “Operation Save Haven’’ which paraded them on Wednesday in Jos alongside 14 others, who were arrested over the killings.
The three men were said to have been captured at Gashish District in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 11 villages in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area and its environs were affected in the onslaught in which property worth billions of naira were also destroyed.

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Parading the suspects, the spokesman of the STF, Maj. Umar Adams, told reporters that the suspects were arrested, clutching sophisticated riffles.
The deadly activities of the herdsmen have raised concerns over the future of agriculture in North Central Nigeria because of the penchant of the marauders to kill farmers.
Analysts describe Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States, the hotbeds of the killings as the food basket of Nigeria.
Adams said the suspects were arrested in the course of the attacks.

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