Tension in Jos as soldiers escort Hausa traders to market

Date: 27-01-2011 10:55 am (13 years ago) | Author: Aliuniyi lawal
- at 27-01-2011 10:55 AM (13 years ago)
There was palpable tension in Jos on Wednesday as some soldiers attached to the Special Task Force attempted to escort some Hausa traders to Gada Biu and Abbatori Meat Market.

Trouble started when some youths mobilised against the traders and their military escorts. They forced the soldiers and the traders to flee, even as the soldiers shot sporadically.

The sounds of gunshots sent shivers down the spines of residents as they scampered to safety.

There was commotion along Ahmadu Bello Way and Old Bukuru Park as some banks and traders hurriedly shut their shops.

It was gathered that at an earlier peace parley arranged by the STF between the youth and the Hausa butchers, the butchers had pleaded that they be allowed to resume their business in the area. But the youth were said to have insisted that the exit of the butchers after the Christmas Eve bomb blast “was a good riddance to a bad rubbish.”

One of the youth leaders, who simply identified himself as Gyang, said that allowing the butchers to return to the market would be detrimental to their safety because the butchers had been collaborating with their attackers.

But the STF commander, Brig.-Gen. Hassan Umaru, could not comment on the involvement of soldiers in relocating Hausa traders.

On the call that the JTF in Jos be disbanded, he said, “As a military officer I’m not worried by such calls to remove us from Jos, it is normal, let people have their say, it is their right to complain or express themselves. But I will advise that people should allow the Federal Government and those in authority to handle the issue appropriately.”

Umaru also said, “The issue of the women protesting is not encouraging, the women go about throwing stones at members of the task force.

“It’s not something I will accept, members of the STF can spring at the slightest provocation especially what happened at K/Vom, I had to control my men. I could see their annoyance but I insisted they should not shoot at the women.”

Posted: at 27-01-2011 10:55 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- apprehended at 29-01-2011 01:48 AM (13 years ago)
emmmm ok
Posted: at 29-01-2011 01:48 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
- truthisbitter at 29-01-2011 05:36 AM (13 years ago)
Posted: at 29-01-2011 05:36 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming


  1. Mohbad Was Using My Glory to Excel in His Music Career – Mohbad’s Father Claims

  2. Man, Osazee Kenneth Convicted & Jailed For Spraying Naira Notes at a Funeral in Edo

  3. Nigeria Army Dismisses Four Soldiers Over Killing of NSCDC Officer in Niger State

  4. Shocking Moment a Trader Was Caught Spraying Sniper on The Stockfish in Lagos Market (Video)

  5. You Have No Future Here - Lagos Labour Party Spokesperson, Ife Salako Tackles Wole Soyinka -VID

  6. Thousands of GMO Mosquitos Released in Djibouti To Eliminate Mosquitoes Causing Malaria

  7. Former Abia State First Lady, Odochi Orji Dumps PDP

  8. How Will This National Anthem Bill Help to Solve Hunger, Insecurity?- Rep Member, Ahmad Satomi

  9. Minister, Uju Kennedy Makes U-Turn, Donates to Mass Wedding For 100 Orphaned Girls in Niger

  10. Man, Onybuchi Anele Di£s After Police Allegedly Shot Him in The Face With T£argas in Abuja

  11. Footballer,Kayode Olanrewaju's 3 Children Allegedly Belongs To Pastor Adegboyega As DNA Reveals

  12. Julius Abure Suspended As Labour Party's National Chairman

  13. Kano Residents Gripped By Tension As Gov Yusuf Orders Arrest Of Deposed Emir, Ado Bayero

  14. Women Remain More Unfaithful Than Men In Relationship – Singer, Seun Kuti Declares

  15. Father Taken To Custody For Defiling Daughter In Ondo

  16. Power Minister, Adelabu Reels Out Why National Grid Hasn’t Collapsed In Last 2 Months

  17. ONE YEAR! President Tinubu Pledges Commitment To Nigerians, Declares End To Nation's "Bleeding"

  18. VP Shettima Highlights $25 Billion Spent Annually On Fuel Imports, Promises End To Dependency

  1. VIDEO: Veteran Nollywood Actor, Zack Orji Reveals His Real Identity, Says He Is From Gabon

  2. CBN Governor, Cardoso Clears The Air on Revoking Licenses of Moniepoint, Opay, Others

  3. Watch Video Of Paul Okoye As He Traditionally Weds Girlfriend, Ivy Ifeoma Amid Pregnancy Rumors

  4. Rest Well! Nigerian Singer, Flavour Loses Father To The Cold Hand Of Death

  5. I Cannot Solve FCT Problems In 200 years – Wike

  6. PHOTOS; Young Woman Found 'Lifeless' Behind A Hostel In Ebonyi

  7. "As Long As I’m Alive, I Will Keep Contesting For Presidency" – Atiku Vows

  8. Married Corper Expelled After She Was Caught Bonking a Male Colleague 24hrs After Arriving Camp

  9. Abuja Shopping Complex Shut After Assault On Soldiers

  10. Nigerian President Tinubu Arrives In Chad