Mild tension as Igbos traders and Hausa youths clash in Jos

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The police says the situation is under control

According to a report published on DailyPost.ng, the police has revealed reasons why the clash happened on Thursday.

According to the report, the Plateau State Police Command also warned residents of the state to desist from making provocative comments capable of threatening the existing peace.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Terna Tyopev, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Jos.

He was reacting to the Thursday’s clash between some Igbo traders and Hausa youths where two persons were killed.

The reports stated that there was palpable tension in the city of Jos Thursday evening following the report that Hausa youths were attacking Igbos over the situation in the South-East.

Areas worst affected by the situation included Akpata, Teminus, Gada-Biyu and Yan-Trailer.

Tyopev said the incident was caused by “the action and comments made by those who are so bent on causing violence,” He maintained that there was no crisis in the state, but the minor confusion caused by “enemies of peace”.

“What happened yesterday in some parts of Jos city was not crisis but skirmishes arising from inciting comments from some members of the public.

“Thank God we were able to deploy our officers and men to the affected areas, and normalcy has been restored.

“However, we must warn citizens of the state against inflammatory statements; people must stop making comments that can be inciting,” he said.

Tyopev said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the state government was still in force and urged the people to obey it.

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