Tension in Jos, security personnel deployed to calm situation

Tension in Jos, security personnel deployed to calm situation

Emerging report has claimed that there is rising tension around Dutse Uku, Cele Bridge and Rikkos in Jos North local government area of Plateau state.

Youths in the areas were said to be burning down houses.

Daily Trust reports that a witness said men of Operation Safe Haven had been deployed to the areas to calm the situation.

Legit.ng notes that witness said: "Presently security agents are stationed between Dutse Uku and Anguwan Damisa; there are also men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nasarawa Gwom police division.”

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According to report, a discovery of a corpse in a well in March had sparked tension in the area when youths began to mobilise to launch reprisals before they were later dispersed by security agents.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that three persons and about 319 cattle have been killed in fresh violence which erupted in different parts of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.

The state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, said the 319 cattle were killed in Billi and Ariri districts of the local government areas.

The cattle were reportedly killed a day after three people were killed, one was injured and two cattle rearers went missing in Maiyanga and Rotsu villages.

Terna said: “The Plateau state police command, Jos, received information on 29/04 /2019 at about 0800hrs to the effect that unknown gunmen attacked Maiyanga area of Miango district.As a result, one Jummai Jah ‘f’ 25yrs and Emmanuel Ishaya ‘m’ 37yrs were killed.

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"A 7 months old girl, Tabitha, survived with a neck injury and is receiving treatment at Enos Hospital at Miango. The information also emphasised that Monday Audu of Rotsu village also in Miango district was shot and matched (macheted) to death."

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