Here’s a picture showing how angry youths attacked and destroyed a military vehicle in Jos, Plateau State, during the bloody riot which engulfed the city on Friday morning, following the news of the killing of 11 persons in their homes on Rukuba Road by unknown Fulani herdsmen late on Thursday.
The assailants reportedly attacked the home of a popular woman in Rukuba area called Mama-Kogi at about 9 pm, killing her and members of her family identified as Blessing, Ruth, Jonathan, Cynthia and Majesty. Others in the neighbourhood including a pregnant woman were also reportedly killed in the attack.
The violent protests against the killings engulfed Rukuba and spread to Gada-biu, where two persons died and a Police station burnt. Also, one person was said to have been killed in Akpata.
Other areas affected by the mayhem included Ola Hospital Junction, Katako, and Polo Roundabouts, where a military Hilux van was burnt, Chobe Junction and Terminus market were also locked down! the whole city of Jos is now a shadow of it image.
In a swift reaction, the Plateau State Government imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the entire city.
The protesters lamented that security personnel did not show up during the four hours the attackers unleashed mayhem in the area and some are saying that the security men were seen shooting innocent people all in the name of calming the situations.