Palpable tension enveloped some part of Jos North Local Government as armed assailants laid seize to University of Jos student community in the Plateau State capital.
In a renewed violence on Sunday afternoon after the killing of over 20 people in Rukuba road, Jos, the armed men allegedly blocked major roads around Unijos hostels in Jos North, shooting and killing residents and commuters.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that so far, three students have been allegedly shot in Rusau village near University of Jos while a 200 level Pharmacy student of the university has been declared missing.
It would be recalled that the university student body had earlier issued a statement calling students to remain indoors while the situation was being controlled.
However, more distress calls have continued to pour in from the affected areas as at the time of filling this report.
It was gathered that the inability of the securities to timely calm the situation is believed to be caused by the deployment of large troops to guard politicians at ongoing Primary elections of the PDP and APC.
The state government has not commented on the situation but Governor Simon Lalong at the APC primaries holding at Crest Hotel, Jos assured delegates that they would be attached with securities to their various destinations after the exercise.
Meanwhile the Special Task Force Commander (STF), Major General Augustine Chris Agundu, has ordered residents in Dutse Ukwu, Tina Junction, Rikkos, Angwan Rukuba, Farin Gada , Univeristy of Jos student hostel to stay indoors.
The STF boss in a live radio interview monitored by our correspondent in Jos Sunday evening said a joint operation of the police and army is underway to quell the unrest in those part of the city stressing that anybody found outside in those areas will be arrested and prosecuted.
He warned members of the public to take note of the affected areas.