86 cattle stolen, Fulani teenager missing in Plateau

86 cattle stolen, Fulani teenager missing in Plateau

- The Security agents in Plateau state are said to have been searching for a 13-year- old Fulani boy

- They said about 86 cattle have been moved into Foron in Barkin Ladi local government area of the state

- The OPSH, the security taskforce in charge of maintaining law and order in the state, said a team has been set up to curb the area in search of the missing boy and the cattle

Emerging reports have it that the security agents in Plateau state are searching for a 13-year- old Fulani boy and 86 cattle suspected to have been stolen near Bisichi village and moved into Foron in Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.

Daily Trust reports that Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), the security taskforce in charge of maintaining law and order in the state said a team had been set up to curb the area in search of the missing boy and the cattle.

Media and Information Officer of OPSH, Major Adam Umar said the incident had been reported by MACBAN secretary in Barkin Ladi, Abubakar Gambo in Barkin Ladi and that the search team include security agents and locals who know the terrain.

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Gambo said the member representing the area in the Plateau state House of Assembly, Peter Gyendeng had visited to calm them while the state commissioner of Police, Undie Adie and his team had also visited the scene.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Plateau state government said it had set in motion machinery to fish out those who embarrassed its principal, Governor Simon Lalong, who was pelted with stones on Saturday, July 14 at an IDP camp.

Governor Lalong is becoming increasingly unpopular in the north-central state after series of attacks by armed herdsmen on local communities, populated by farmers.

Many accuse the governor of playing politics with the situation and failing address the issues headlong like some of his counterparts in other states.

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Source: Naija.ng

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