“Another round of violence rocks the Jos area.”
Two people have been confirmed dead, while 35 were said to be in critical condition at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) following fresh violence in Jos on Monday.
“As at now, two people have died while 35 are being treated for gunshot wounds,” said Dr David Lass, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of BUTH. “The people we are treating are in critical condition.”
He, however, said that it was “too early” to ascertain the number of casualties because more people were still being brought in.
Three more critically injured persons were rushed into the hospital while the interview was in progress, with many more reported to have been taken to other hospitals in the city.
The fresh violence, which started around Farin Gada and Gada Biu areas, threw the metropolis into confusion as fear-stricken residents ran for safety.
The STF spokesman, Capt. Charles Ekeocha, said that he had nothing to say until he was properly briefed by his men over the incident.
-By Chidi Okoye
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