- Category: Society
- Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 09:22
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JOS, the Plateau State capital, boiled again yesterday. Four Christian and Muslim youths were killed in two attacks, which led to tension in the Tin City.
It is not clear what led to the attack but it was gathered that it was traceable to a religious matter and the attempt to forcefully impose the will of one of the aggrieved parties on the other. In a reprisal attack, protesting Christian youths mobilised and went from house to house, searching for the killers. When they could not find them, they descended on some Muslim youths and killed two of them.
Tension rose and heavily-armed soldiers had to be drafted to the area to prevent a further breakdown of law and order. The state police command spokesman, Jacob Apev, who confirmed the development, said that he was yet to be briefed on the details.
He, however, said security agents would not allow the culprits go unpunished. Residents hurriedly shut their doors to prevent the protesting youths from entering their houses in search of either Christians or Muslims.