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Plateau massacre: Jos protesters chase officials, stone vehicles, offices in Govt House (Punch)

Plateau massacre: Jos protesters chase officials, stone vehicles, offices in Govt House (Punch)

Violent protest rocked Jos, the capital of Plateau State, on Wednesday, as residents protesting the killings in three local government areas of the state by herdsmen invaded the state secretariat destroying vehicles and buildings.

The protest, which started peacefully, turned violent when youths and women damaged some cars parked at the New Government House in Jos and other offices.

During the fracas, vehicles belonging to Peter Amine of the News Agency of Nigeria and Douglas Francis of Core TV, were damaged.

The protesters, who had converged on the Old Airport Junction and marched to the Government House, were initially repelled from getting access to the premises.  Some of them climbed the fence to gain access to the Government House, forcing security agents at the gate to eventually open it. Read more

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