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Plateau: Security Agents Deploy Personnel to Calm Fresh Tension in Jos


Reports reaching us indicates that most parts around Dutse Uku, Cele Bridge and Rikkos in Jos North local government area of Plateau state experienced rising tension today Sunday 26th as some youths within the areas were burning down houses and causing mayhem on innocent citizens.


Reports filtering in said the breakdown of law and order in the area is rumored to be the corpse of a young man that had been discovered around Anguwan Damisa in Dutse Uku area of Jos North.


An eye witness confirmed that men of Operation Safe Haven had been deployed to the areas to calm the situation adding that, “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.”
Dutse Uku, a community that boarders a dominant Christian and Muslim communities have in the last few months been in the news for skirmishes.
The discovery of a corpse in a well in March had sparked tension in the area when youths began to mobilize to launch reprisals before they were later dispersed by security agents. Earlier in October, Jos city had been engulfed in a crisis following the killing of a motorcyclist around Cele Bridge which sparked riot in Dutse Uku and almost engulfed the entire city.

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