AFTER the last Monday’s violence in Jos, silent killings are now the order of the day as many people have been announcing the disappearance of their relations.
A community leader in the Abattoir area of Jos North local government, Mr. Lekan Nathaniel, appealed to the Special Task Force (STF), soldiers, the police and other security agencies to intensify their patrols by extending them to the suburbs. His calls came on the heels of the alleged secret killings in the suburbs.
Nathaniel said that credit should be given to the soldiers by rescuing the Muslims who were trapped at Rukuba Road praying ground on Monday, saying that there would have been more bloodshed if they had not evacuated the Muslims.
Also, the interim Chairman of Orelope local government in Oyo State, Mr. Samuel Odenibi yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged stockpiling of arms in Igboho town and called on the police authorities to beef up security in the area to forestall a breakdown of peace.
Odenibi, who recalled the violence recorded by the town during the last electioneering, appealed to the Commissioner of Police, Moses Onireti, to put adequate security measures in place to ensure peace.
The council chief expressed regrets that the community had been subjected to various forms of unrest in the last few months occasioned by political differences and religious intolerance, saying the time was ripe to live in peaceful coexistence with one another.
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