Sunday Attack In Jos North: Natives Accuse Security Officials Of Invading And Arresting Mostly Women, As Police Confirms Five Dead

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Yakubu Busari


At least no fewer than 100 women were assaulted by security personnel in Jos, the Plateau state capital after hostilities that lead to the death of five youths at Ungwan Miango popularly called Mansion and Dutse Uku, University of Jos community where crises engulfed in the early hours of Sunday. gathered from the community that they have complained of unwarranted attacks on the Christian natives whose youths were murdered by the Muslim youths but the security rather than nip the issue in the bud, they resulted in beating them even with them still mourning the death of five Youths including the youth leader.


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They community explained further that one of them sighted some Muslim youths carrying out a dead Christian youth where they headed to bury him, but when they raised alarm they abandoned the body and escaped with no single security coming to investigate the real cause of the crisis, but alleged that the security personnel only arrived the scene and began shooting where 5 persons were killed.


They also accused security officials of assaulting women including a widow who was beaten blue and black.


The information available to this medium alleged that in the early hours of Monday after the incident on Sunday two Hilux Van filled with security officials arrived their residence and began indiscriminate arrest of natives.


According to the natives, the widow was inside her compound with her two children when the security personnel forcefully broke up the rooms and assaulted the youths.


The 80-year-old mother it was gathered asked the security why they are embarking on arresting and assaulting innocent citizens who are not caught with weapons or arms and angry security personnel turned back and start beating her.


Meanwhile, the Plateau State Police Command also said they received a report from one Sarki Arum ‘m’ of Tina Area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State that one Enock Monday’ of Tina was seen lying motionless at an area between Dutse Uku and Angwan Damisa in Jos North Local Government.


The Command immediately mobilized 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.


The youth of the area started protesting when the news of  Enock’s death filtered into the community.


The Area Commander Jos Metro mobilized personnel of the divisions within his jurisdiction and moved with the Commanding Officer of 8PMF and the Divisional Police Officer of Nasarawa Gwong Division under whose jurisdiction the crime was committed to the scene of the crime.


As a result of the protest, five (5) persons lost their lives and twelve (12) houses were burnt down.

With the efforts of the Area Commander Jos Metro, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, the Commanding Officer 8PMF 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.

1 Comment
  1. Bala Victor says

    Great report but I feel issues like this should carry photos of the assaulted victims to justify such claims. Just words don’t convey gravity of the problem.

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