Nigeria: Jos Crisis Continued, Scores Killed And Streets Deserted

Scores of people have been reported killed again on Thursday in a fresh hostility in some parts of the troubled Jos North, Nigeria.

This occurred when some group of youths engaged in gun battle with the law enforcement agents in both Dutse Uku and Army Engineer parts of the council.

Report said the violence started at about 2:00pm at Dutse Uku area of the local government as two commercial motorcyclists who allegedly tried to burn a church, were apprehended by some natives in the vicinity.

As men of the Special Task Force, STF, were trying to restore peace to the area, some youths who thronged the scene, shot two of them as they were making frantic efforts to disperse them. This led to commotion.

The men of the STF and mobile police reinforced and engaged the youths armed with guns and other dangerous weapons. The exchange of gunfire lasted for close to two hours, leading to the death of many people.

While the combined team of the STF and the Mobile Police were trying to arrest the situation, some supposed mercenaries, who were fully armed swooped on the sprawling community to unleash mayhem on the inhabitants.

Similar killings were reported in other parts like Farin Gada area where about seven corpses were allegedly killed by angry youths being removed by members of the STF.

The tension generated by the violence saw people hurriedly locking up their businesses and running for their lives in most parts of the city.

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