Jos crisis: Police warn Plateau residents over inciting comments

Jos crisis: Police warn Plateau residents over inciting comments

Meanwhile the Chairman of Plateau State Youth Council, Fabong Jemchang, has demanded that the leaders of the warring parties in Thursday Jos riot should be made to produce those behind the violence for prosecution.

The governor charged community and religious leaders to ensure peace in the communities as he also confirmed that several persons were injured.

His words, "Community leaders must ensure peace in their domains".

"Be very honest in taking control of your people and assist us in finding the perpetrators who will not go scot free as nobody is above the law".

Tyopev said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the state government was still in force and urged the people to obey it.

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The unrest was caused by the reported death of two persons in Jos, a ripple effect of the clashes between security operatives and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia state. "I can assure you that government is in total control", Dambazau said.

Maximum security measures have been put in place to protect lives and property in Plateau in the face of escalating tension, Gov. Simon Lalong has assured.

"In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle Samuel, the sudden buildup of tension" in Jos to "the conduct of some disgruntled elements, who have chose to throw the metropolis into confusion on account of their negative reaction to the agitations of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East".

"We call on Igbos on the Plateau to remain calm as nobody will ask them to leave Plateau State, let us work collectively to frustrate the designs of criminals in our midst".

As a result, there was confusion around the city centre with traders hurriedly closing their shops and residents rushing back home.


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