Nigeria: Curfew In Jos Area As Soldiers Kill Six Youths Over Family Squabble

(SaharaReporters) – The Nigerian army Special Task Force (JTF) in the troubled city of Jos town, capital of Plateau on Thursday night shot six youths to death in Tudun Wada area of Jos following a family squabble, several others were injured and currently receiving treatment in nearby hospitals.

The situation led to chaos in the area as residents got panicked by the killings. A curfew has been imposed in the Tudun Wada community.

According to Maurice Jerry, leader of the Tudun Wada Youths trouble started when two brothers had a disagreement and the younger one reported his older brother to the STF.

“They came and started beating the brother to the extent he fainted. The youths came and challenged them instantly; they started shooting and killed six persons. I cannot provide exactly the number of those injured because they are many; this security personnel are killing people in the guise of restoring peace, not quite long ago they killed about three youths.” said Maurice in response to enquiries about the killings.

All attempts to get media officer of the STF, Captain Markus Mdahyelta, were unsuccessful.

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