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15-Year-Old Herder Stabbed In Plateau



15-Year-Old Herder Stabbed In Plateau

He was rushed to Plateau Hospital. Currently, he is in the ICU, in a critical condition.”

Jos, Plateau State – A 15-year-old herder Yusuf Adamu, was stabbed by an unidentified assailant near the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident occurred on Sunday, January 7 while the victim was rearing cattle around the area.

Disclosing this to newsmen, the older brother of the deceased, Dauda Suleiman, said the young herder went rearing his cattle around TCNN – Bukuru general area when the attackers stabbed him with a knife.

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“I was at home when someone told me that my cattle were seen grazing alone and nobody was around them. I rushed to the area, and I saw the cattle. I searched for Yusuf but couldn’t see him. Towards evening, I went back to search for him.

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“I called one of the youth leaders in the area, who assisted me in the search. Later, we found Yusuf lying down, stabbed with a knife and covered with leaves. I immediately called security, and he was rushed to Plateau Hospital. Currently, he is in the ICU, in a critical condition.”

Suleiman added that some suspects were arrested by men of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), sector 5, while two others are at large. The state chapter chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Muhammad Nuru Abdullahi, also confirmed the incident and called for caution from all.

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Meanwhile, the state police command is yet to comment on the incident.

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