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Curfew declared as herdsmen kill Plateau monarch, others

19 July 2016, 08:33

Abuja - A curfew has been declared in Bokkos, Plateau State following the murder of Sir Lazarus Agai, the Saf Ron Kulere and Chairman of the Bokkos Traditional Council on Monday, Punch reports.

Having been killed on his way back from his farm in Sha, Agai is alleged to have been murdered alongside his driver and police orderly.

Also read: Farmers, herders clash in Niger, killing 10

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has since declared a curfew in the Bokkos area, stating that an emergency meeting will be held on Tuesday with security agencies in order to discuss strategies to prevent reprisal attacks from aggrieved groups.

“To avert any breakdown of law and order, the government has decided to impose a curfew on the area,” a statement read in part.

Read more at Punch

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