Recent Jos Killings : Many feared dead

Recent Jos Killings : Many feared dead

Tragedy struck on Sunday May 26, as people were injured and some killed, in fresh violence in parts of Jos, Plateau State. Houses were also reportedly razed by fire during the violence, which spread to communities, including Dutse-Uku and Rikkos. The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State; Mr Mathias Tyopev, said security men had

Tragedy struck on Sunday May 26, as people were injured and some killed, in fresh violence in parts of Jos, Plateau State.

Houses were also reportedly razed by fire during the violence, which spread to communities, including Dutse-Uku and Rikkos.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State; Mr Mathias Tyopev, said security men had been drafted to put an end to the brawl. “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.”

A resident identified as Paul Musa claimed that two boys from neighbouring communities had recently been killed, due to indigenes of Angwan Miango; going on reprisal against Rikkos.

Churches were also forced to abruptly end the on going services.

A resident of the community, Mr Solomon Dalyop confirmed the incident and added,  “I’m provoked this morning. You people need to come and see what we are suffering in the hands of gunmen at the staff quarters. The situation is unbearable.”

Although, the state Police Command is yet to make any public statement on the latest attack.

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