Eid-El-Fitr Apprehension: Fear Grips Jos Over Possible Clashes, As Cultists Kill One In Kabong

The Oasis Reporters

June 4, 2019

Deputy Chief Imam, Jos Central Mosque, Sheikh Ismail Adams (top left) with worshipers at the Prayer ground.
By Moses Gbande

Kabong District in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Tuesday morning recorded a security breach following the killing of one person by suspected Cultists.

Tension rose within the metropolis as a result of the incident which happened at the time Muslims were attending Eid-El-Fitr prayers at various prayer grounds in the state. Shops were shut down, business activities crippled, even residential houses were under lock and key for fear of uncertainties.

Reports have it that the suspected cultists drove into Kabong village on a motorcycle in search of their prey and in coming to face to face with him, one of them triggered his pistol and shot him in the head leaving him in a pool of his own blood.

It was also gathered that, on alert, the Police Patrol team rushed to the scene when the perpetrators were already at large, and have since evacuated the corpse.

On a visit to the area, men of the STF were seen patrolling the area, though their presence further created panic and fear in the minds of citizens, owing to the rumours and threats going on that there might be a possible break down of law and order during the Eid-El-Fitri Sallah celebration in Jos North.

Meanwhile, the Deputy chief Imam of Jos Central Mosque, Shelkh Gazaru Ismail Adams has charged residents of Plateau state to learn to tolerate and coexist peacefully with one another for the interest of the state.
The cleric who was accompanied to the Eid-el prayer ground by the STF Commander, Brig. Gen. Agundu admonished Muslims to practice lessons learnt during the Ramadan period and be Charitable. He also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all those elected for various positions of leadership to run the affairs of the country in the next four years in adherence to their promises so as to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.

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