Skip to main content

Jos Situation Under Control, Our People are on Patrol - Police

The police claims normalcy has returned to the restive areas in the north-central part of Nigeria following an ethnic clash. 
File Photo

 
There was tension Thursday evening at the Jos City center especially the Ahmadu Bello Way as well as other surrounding communities of Apata, Chobe, Katako all in Jos North local government area as residents were seen hurriedly locking up shops and some vacating their homes for reasons no one could actually say.
 
The panicky movements generated many versions of rumours causing fears among residents and making security agents to patrol the affected areas and other troubled spots in the city.
 
Unconfirmed reports say some people had lost their lives in the pandemonium but security sources debunk such saying “no one died as the result of the panic”
 
According to a resident of Apata, Chijioke Nna, who sells at the Terminus Market, “I saw people hurriedly locking their shops and I also locked mine, on getting to the road to get Keke to my house in Chobe, I discover the area was deserted and passengers were stranded so people started running along the routes to their houses avoid any unpalatable situation.”
 
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mathias Tyopev told Vanguard, “The news that Igbo were killing people in the East was becoming too much for the Igbo and they were receiving too many calls so they decided to close their shops and go home. Because people saw them closing earlier than usual, they too started to close their shops.
 
“The urgency which people were locking up shops caused apprehension and people that were coming out at once, looking for Keke at the same time and could not even get means of transportation started running towards their houses.
 
“The whole situation is under control because our people are on patrol; people should just desist from spreading false rumours and go about their businesses.”
 
However, the State Government had declared a dusk to dawn curfew in the Jos and Bukuru metropolis with a urge on citizens to remain law abiding as security and welfare of citizens are the primary concern of government.
 
In a statement issued last night and signed by Emmanuel Nanle, the Governor Simon Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, he said, “The Governor of Plateau State has expressed great dismay at the sudden build up tension in Jos metropolis on account of the conduct of some disgruntled elements who have decided to throw the metropolis into confusion.
 
“Consequently, the Governor has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) within the greater Jos – Bukuru metropolis till further notice. The deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the metropolis has also been directed to ensure compliance with the curfew order and avert any further breach of law and order.”

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Check NYSC Senate Approved List of All Institutions for the 2017 Batch ‘B’

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC senate list is out. The portal for verifying the senate approved mobilization list (2017 Batch ‘B’) of various institutions in Nigeria is live.
This is to inform all prospective corps members (2017 Batch ‘B’) that they can now check the senate approved mobilization list of their various institutions on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) portal for free.
See also: NYSC Batch ‘B’ Mobilization Exercise Timetable – 2017
HOW TO CHECK NYSC SENATE APPROVED LIST. 1. Go to NYSC senate list portal at https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc2/VerifySenateLists.aspx 2. Select your Institution. 3. Supply your Matriculation Number and Surname in the required columns. 4. Select your date of birth. Finally, click the ‘SEARCH’ button to access your mobilization status.

Scary News About Your Cellphone

File photo

The war rages on about the safety of cell phones.  One side argues there’s either nothing to fear, while the other warns that your phone is causes grave harm when it comes into close contact with your body. Citing the views of other experts Dr Joseph Mercola tries to show where the real truth lies.

The year 2014 marked the first time in history that there were officially more mobile devices than people in the world – approximately 7.2 billion.

Although significantly lower, the number of cell phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion by the year 2017.

That’s a lot of cell phones and cell phone users. But what’s even more fascinating about all these mobile devices is the behaviour that surrounds them: The average cellphone owner checks their phone 110 times a day, or about nine times each hour; and 46 percent of smartphone owners say “they couldn’t live without” their phones

Cell Phone Safety

Most…

Nigerian Soldier Fighting Boko Haram, Shares Pictures Of The Grave where he sleeps

A Nigerian soldier “Charles Sea” who is currently on the warfront fighting Boko Haram shared a photo on social media of the grave where he sleeps daily.

According to him, from that grave the wakes up every morning to carry out his daily duties.

Read what he wrote below…

Happy sunday friends and my dear people of God. Thank God i made it today again in the land of the living , from this grave, I wake every morning to carry out my daily duty.

This is real courageous to defend we civilians…

See more photos below: