There’s tension in Jos, the Plateau State capital after many people are feared killed around the Rukuba road area of town following a late night attack on Thursday that led to a reprisal on innocent persons on Friday morning.
Trouble began when gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen stormed the area at night when it was raining and killed a family of eight in what was said to be a reprisal attack after the corpse of a herdsman was found the day before.
Following the midnight massacre, youths in the area on Friday took to the streets, attacking motorists.
It is uncertain how many people were caught up in the skirmish but Operation Safe Haven Media and Information Officer, Major Adam Umar and Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna said security men were presently on ground.
As a result of the skirmish, many shops have closed down around the Terminus market and the busy Ahmadu Bello Way as people scamper about for safety.
More to follow…