No fewer than five people have been killed in Jenta Adamu, Jos North Council of Plateau State, in clashes by rival cult groups.
The Guardian gathered that two people were shot dead on Tuesday while at least three were shot in the head yesterday morning.
Though the police rushed victims of yesterday’s attack to the hospital immediately, they did not survive. Yesterday, the area turned a ghost town, as the residents refused to come out.
But the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, who briefed the press on the arrest of criminals terrorising the state, dismissed the report.
Egbuka enjoined journalists to ignore rumours, adding that nothing like that happened.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), M.M. Sha’aban, said what the police commissioner said was the true position. But yesterday, youths came out in the area in their numbers with arms in search of the cultists.