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2 killed, 50 houses burned down in fresh Jos crisis



Two members of a family were killed and about 50 houses razed in
fresh attacks on villages in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local
Government Area of Plateau State yesterday.
The two were killed at Diniyam-Rim of Riyom Local Government
while another raid was launched on Rakok and Razat in Barakin
Ladi Local Government Area.
Several houses in the villages which were largely uninhabited as a
result of previous attacks were said to have been torched by the
They also set harvested crops and other valuables on fire, according to
eye witnesses.
Interim Chairman of Barkin Ladi LG, Mr. Habila Dung in a phone
interview said the unknown gunmen stormed the villages in the early
hours of yesterday morning destroying whatever they found.
Similarly, the member representing Riyom Constituency in the
Plateau State House of Assembly Mr. Daniel Dem confirmed the
He said the two family members were sleeping in an isolated house
when they were shot dead while two other family members were

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