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Plateau Killings: Muslim And Christian Youths Keep Watch Overnight Over Fears Of More Attacks




Residents Watch For Imminent Danger ( The Nation)

Muslims and Christians Alike, Watch For Imminent Danger, Hold Clubs and Torches.

Residents of Jos, Plateau State have taken matters into their hands as youths have armed themselves with clubs and formed patrol gangs to protect the town.

At Abbatoir Junction, most residents could not sleep Tuesday night as they ordered their youths to stay up and watch in case of any possible attack.

The Nation reports that in the wee hours of the midnight at the boundary hill right to Abbatoir complex, some persons were spotted moving on the mountain in vantage positions and while some Christians patrol groups stayed together in anticipation of imminent attack.

In order to forestall any attack in the volatile area where both Christians and Muslims resides; a Christian delegation went to meet the Muslim community by a communication mast where their peace talks lasted for some time.

In the end, both parties resolved that they were equally at watch for any herdsmen attack in case it spreads further to the city centre to avoid the other group misinterpreting the attack as inter tribal.

The peace talks lasted long till 3am, but both groups resolved to sending the people away to prevent panic brewing in the area.

This evening, a meeting will be called by the head of the age group to speak to the youths on matters on insecurity,” said the leader of the youth group in black.

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