Five Persons Killed, 12 Houses Burnt In Fresh Plateau Crisis- Police

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The Plateau police command Monday confirmed that five persons lost their lives while 12 houses were burnt during a crisis that submerged some parts of Jos North Local Government Area of Jos on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officers, Plateau Command, DSP Tyopev  Matthias Terna, in a statement said;  “On the 26/05/2019 at about 11:30hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received a report from one Sarki Arum  Male of Tina Area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State that one Enock Monday ‘Male ‘ of Tina was seen lying motionless at an area between Dutse Uku and Angwan Damisa in Jos North Local Government.

The Statement stated thus; “The Command immediately mobilised to the area and removed the body to Plateau Specialist Hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and corpse deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital.

Youth of the area started protesting when the news of  Enock’s death filtered into the community. “

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“the Area Commander Jos Metro mobilised personnel of the divisions within his jurisdiction and moved with the Commanding Officer of 8 PMF and the Divisional Police Officer of Nasarawa Gwong Division under whose jurisdiction the crime was committed to the scene of the crime, the Police said in its statement.”

“As a result of the protest, five  persons lost their lives and twelve houses were burnt down.”

”With the efforts of The Area Commander Jos Metro, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, the Commanding Officer 8 PMF and the Divisional Police Officer Nasarawa Gwong Division, the situation has been brought under control.

The area is being patrolled. Residents of the area are enjoyed to remain calm. Efforts are on to track and arrest those who were involved in the criminal protest.

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