The body of a young man was found in a well at Dutse Uku community of Jos North local government area of Plateau State yesterday morning. The discovery caused heightened tension, especially after restive youths came out in their numbers to protest against the death.
Though the protesters were linking the discovery to fallout of the elections held last Saturday, but the deceased’s travail could not be linked to any political party as the body was found in a well without any injury on his body, raising controversies about his death.
However, when the youths gathered, the residents started saying “Anfara, Anfara” meaning “they have started crisis again.”
But the tension was immediately doused when security operatives swiftly arrived the area and took charge of the situation. Despite the fact that the found body could not be linked to any political violence, management of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) promptly directed all students to vacate the university campus and go home for their safety in case the crisis escalated. Read more