FULL STORY ON JOS IPOB CLASH & KILLINGS
Jos IPOB Clash
Jos Igbo and Hausa Clash
Full story on Jos IPOB Clash and killings we are covering at the moment. With just hours into the clash between the Hausa and Igbo communities, people are already burying their loved one’s. This unforeseen event has left the Plateau state capital Jos and its environments in pearls of grief and shock. They clash heated up during the evening hours of 14th September 2017. As of this morning most of Jos and its environments has been relatively clam. Thanks to the rapid security response of the Governor Bako Lalong led administration.
By now the abbreviation IPOB (Independent People of Biafra) is nothing new to most Nigerians and some people around the globe. For some time now the so called Biafra people have been heating up tension around the country, demanding their independence from the government. These have also received wild reactions all over the country. In some eastern states soldiers have been deployed based on the recent killings of Northerners in those states. Also videos has surfaced online and on various social media platforms on some of the brutalities an others people have been going through.
Jos the Plateau state capital also witnessed its own share of these rising tension and crisis that the independent people of Biafra have raised. We understand that they IPOB have their reasons for seeking independence but there more reasonable and diplomatic ways of handling issues.
The whole incidence started when some of the Islamic community members of Plateau state decided to protest the demolition of mosques in the eastern region of Nigeria. According to what we gathered the protest took place in Chobe. Chobe is said to be amongst the populous areas of Igbos in Plateau state. The protest soon went South leading to response from the Igbo residence as they felt their peace was threatened. It soon got heated up as Katako also responded to the attacks. For those of you familiar with Jos, Katako is also a business area in Jos populated with both Muslims and Igbo people.
The clash soon got response also from other areas and then the almighty Terminus, they then biggest market in West Africa. I myself was in Terminus when it all started and as soon as I got home I heard people have already been killed and wounded in the attacks. The whole of Jos was thrown into confusion as it has been a while any incident like this had happened in Jos.
With no time wasted various security agencies in the state were deployed to arrest the situation. The Governor also ensured the citizens that their security was his number one priority, hence the imposition of the dusk till dawn curfew. As of this morning the town has been calm and people have been able to move. Talk’s has also been held between community heads of both the Hausa and Igbo communities of the state. Even helicopters and military personnel’s have been on patrol ensuring the safety of the people
I also lost a former course mate in the clash. He was brutally stabbed to death in Terminus. We should pray for God to comfort his family and others who have lost their loved one’s in this ungodly acts. May thier souls rest in perfect peace. Lets pray for peace in Plateau state and Nigeria as a nation.
Long live Plateau state
Long live Nigeria
Let’s give peace a chance.
Violence is never the answer.
NOTE: No exact number has been stated of dead or injured people