Plateau state Governor SIMON LALONG has confirmed the death of two persons from Thursday’s violence in Jos, the state capital.
The violence between Hausas and Igbos was said to have been caused by a disagreement over the ongoing violence in Abia involving soldiers and members of a pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB.
The governor, who had declared a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos, however met with community and religious leaders at the Government House today.
Governor LALONG confirmed the deaths during the meeting and acknowledged that some persons were also injured and are hospitalised. He condoled with the victims and charged all community and religious leaders to ensure peaceful coexistence in their respective places of authority.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr TERNA TYOPEV told Correspondent LARA JIMI-OLABODE that calm has been restored to the area.
He however failed to confirm the casualty figure, saying the police are moving to Jos town to assess the situation.