By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The police command in Plateau state have reported the death of five persons in the renewed unrest that occurred Sunday afternoon in Jos; including another loss of life that earlier fall prey yet to be identified gunmen which sparked off the recent violence.
“As a result of the protest, five (5) persons lost their lives and twelve (12) houses were burnt down.” Police said.
A statement by the spokesman of the Plateau state police command DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna, on Monday evening stated that 12 houses were reduced to ashes during demonstration by angry youth over the death of their community member, but security operatives have controlled the mayhem.
“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.”
It will be recalled that, violence broke out in Jos, Sunday afternoon, when a community within Jos north local government uncover a dead body identified as a member of the community, allegedly murdered.
The police public relations office revealed that it’s experts are on the trial of the suspects who unleashed mayhem on the innocent citizens.
“The area is being patrolled. Residents of the area are enjoyed to remain calm; efforts are on to arrest both the people involved in the criminal protest that lead to breach of law and the killer(s) of Enoch Monday.” Police assured.
The statement by the police explained further on why the violence erupted “on the 26/05/2019 at about 1130hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received a report from one Sarki Arum ‘m’ of Tina Area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State that one Enoch Monday ‘m’ of Tina was seen lying motionless at an area between Dutse Uku and Angwan Damisa in Jos North Local Government.”
“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.”
Stressed that “youth of the area started protesting when the news of Enoch’s death filtered into the community.” It stated.