Death on the high-side in Jos resent violence


Fresh violence has been reported in some part of Jos, Plateau State, killing many and injuring few on Sunday in which Houses were reportedly burnt during the fight.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State, Mr Mathias Tyopev, said security men had been drafted to quell the fight.

He said, “We have received reports of tension around Dutse Uku, Rikkos, Cele Bridge and we have mobilised our personnel to the area. As we speak, the area commander, Jos metropolis, is there on ground.”

“We are still on the field. The only thing I can say is that yesterday there was tension. There was a corpse that was discovered at Dutse Uku which raised a lot of tension at Cele Bridge, Rikkos, Angwan Damisa behind St Michaels, and the adjoining areas. But we were able to bring it under control,” he said.

“Investigation is ongoing and after this, the cause of the crisis would be revealed but if you look at the places I am talking about, Christians and Muslims are living in those area. So, it is not good to come to a conclusion that any group is responsible.

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A resident of the area, who identified himself as Mr Paul Musa, said there had been tension in the area since last week when a boy from Angwan Miango was found dead at a boundary between the community and neighbouring Rikkos, a community of Hausa residents.

He claimed that on Sunday morning, another boy from the same Angwan Miango was killed at a stream that runs across Angwan Miango and Rikkos communities, adding that indigenes of Angwan Miango went on a reprisal against Rikkos, resulting in killings.

It was gathered that churches, had to ended their services hurriedly in other to guard against attacks.  

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