Many feared killed as tension rocks Jos

Following the killing of 14 people at Rukuba, Jos, Plateau State, by some gunmen on Friday, irate youths on a revenge mission, escalated the situation on Sunday, leading to the death of about five persons, while vehicles and other valuables were also destroyed.

It was learnt that there were also renewed hostilities at the Angwan Rukuba area of Jos on Sunday, following the death of a young man discovered at Celestial bridge, which sparked off another row between the natives and the Hausa residing in the area. .

In the melee that ensued, properties, including vehicles, were damaged and set blazed, while two young men were killed in the open confrontation. .

Before the security agencies arrived the scene of the incident, the unfortunate incident had spread to other parts of the the town, such as terminus, Bauchi road, Farin-Gada, Tina junction, Students village, Bauchi Ring road, T and T junction and adjourning settlements. .

It was gathered that motorists plying these roads were molested and their vehicles damaged, while three persons were allegedly killed between Bauchi road and students village .

When contacted, the spokesman of the Special Task Force code name Operation Safe Haven, Major Umar Adam confirmed the tension and skirmishes in some part of the state capital, but declined comment on the number of casualty.


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