Monday, 9 July 2012

Lawmakers killed by local herdsmen

Two lawmakers Dr. Gyang Datong (Federal Senator: Representing plateau State) and Hon. Gyang Fulani (Majority Leader of Plateau House of Assembly) were reported dead on sunday (8th July,2012), after attending the mass burial of those killed on Saturday (&th July, 2012).

The Pam Ayuba,  spokesman for the Plateau state’s governor confirming the incident said  "the senator representing Plateau north, Gyang Dantong, and the majority leader of the state assembly, Gyang Fulani and others were gunned down today Sunday by Fulani herdsmen,

He added that the two were killed shortly after attending the mass burial for the victims of a Saturday raid, also blamed on the Fulani, a tribe made up of Muslim herdsmen.

"After the burial, the officials went to a reception at the home of another local leader in the state’s Gashis district, roughly 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the capital Jos," Ayuba said.

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