Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tension Mounts in Jos

14 March 2012

Two days after a bomb attack on a church and reprisal killings, Jos, the Plateau State capital, was again shut down by rage and violence early Tuesday morning as Hausa Muslims and Igbo traders were locked in a showdown at Old Bukuru Park.

Also, the students of the University of Jos barricaded the Bauchi road and Faringada highway protesting the stabbing of two of their colleagues along Bauchi road on Monday night.

With the ensuing violence, shops, banks, primary and secondary schools in the metropolis were shut down, with parents rushing to pick their wards from schools, thereby crippling commercial and other activities in the state capital.

The streets were immediately deserted as everyone hurried home.

THISDAY gathered that a corpse of an Okada rider believed to be a Hausa boy was recovered and brought to his house at Massalaci Jumat area.

This triggered anger among the Hausa community who mobilised and pounced on the Igbo traders that were in their shops.

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