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Herdsmen kill guard, steal nine cows in Plateau

Herdsmen kill guard, steal nine cows in Plateau

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the Plateau State, Terna Tyopev, has said suspected herdsmen killed one person and stole nine cows.

Tyopev, while confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, said the cows belonged to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Benjamin Kwashe.

The PPRO said the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday in the Kangan South Local Government Area of the state.

“At about 7am, we received information that nine cattle, belonging to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, were rustled by men suspected to be herdsmen.

“In the process, one Adamu Dung, 46, a vigilante in the area, was shot and killed by the rustlers,” he said.

He added that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the Bingham University Hospital, Jos.

According to him, the command commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the suspects for prosecution.

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