The Special Task Force STF Media Officer Captain Umar Adams has said the panic in Jos was ignited by rumour mongers who are bent on putting fear in people.
He said the STF is fully deployed to the affected area and normalcy will soon return.
Although the reason for the panic is yet unknown as at the time of filing this report, sources said that the development might not be connected to the current face off between soldiers and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba, Abia State.
Residents and traders in Jos metropolis scampered for safety on Thursday at about 5:15pm. The panic started at Katako market situated in Jos north.