Tension in Jos after Body Found in Well

There was tension in parts of Jos, the Plateau State capital Tuesday following the discovery of a dead body in a well.

Days after the governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), residents of Dutse Uku and Unguwan Rukuba were thrown into panic with the discovery of the dead body in a well.

Confirming the incident, Tyopev Terna, the police spokesperson, explained that security personnel have deployed to the area to ensure law and order.

“The police got distress calls this morning that a young man was killed and dumped in a well. The Command quickly mobilised and got to the scene of the incident. On getting there, the police discovered a body and ‘evaluated’ it.

“The police dispersed people gathering in the area. Everything is calm and the place is under control,” he said.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, described the incident as a threat to the existing peace in the state.

Mr Dati appreciated the courage of people to resist the “unprovoked action”, even as security personnel including the police and soldiers moved into the affected area.

Once known for its beautiful clime and peace, Jos, in north-central Nigeria has become one of the most volatile cities in the country.

Only last October, hundreds were killed after crisis broke out in several parts of the town.

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