– Nigeria police has revealed the cause of Hausa, Igbo crisis in Jos
– The Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong had on Thursday, September 14 imposed curfew in Jos over the crisis
– The police also warned the citizens against making inflammatory statements
The Plateau state police command has warned residents to desist from making provocative comments capable of threatening the existing peace in the state.
According to a report, the public relations officer of the command, ASP Terna Tyopev, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Friday, September 15 in Jos.
We gathered that he was reacting to the Thursday’s clash between some Igbo traders and Hausa youths where two persons were killed.
It was reported that there was palpable tension in the city of Jos Thursday, September 14 evening following the report that Hausa youths were attacking Igbos over the situation in the South-East.
Areas worst affected by the situation included Akpata, Teminus, Gada-Biyu and Yan-Trailer.
Tyopev said the incident was caused by “the action and comments made by those who are so bent on causing violence,” He maintained that there was no crisis in the state, but minor confusion caused by “enemies of peace”.
“What happened yesterday in some parts of Jos city was not crisis but skirmishes arising from inciting comments from some members of the public.
“Thank God we were able to deploy our officers and men to the affected areas, and normalcy has been restored.
“However, we must warn citizens of the state against inflammatory statements; people must stop making comments that can be inciting,” he said.
Tyopev said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the state government was still in force and urged the people to obey it.
Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong on Thursday 14 declared an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos.