It is believed that the woman may have been killed by ritualists.
A female corpse was found Monday morning around Tudunwada in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Witnesses say the body had its private parts, lips, eyes, and tongue cut off.
According to a witness, who did not want his name mentioned for security reasons, the corpse was dumped in a stream between Sabon Gari in Tudunwada and Hwoshel.
Residents of the area said the deceased may have been killed by ritualists.
The corpse, dumped by the riverside, was neatly dressed in a blue jean trousers and T-shirt at the time of discovery before security operatives took it away at about 8:45 a.m.
The corpse was eventually taken away by officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and handed over to the A Division of the Nigeria Police in Jos.
Confirming the incident, Adigun Salau, the Police Public Relations Officer, said the command took notice of the incident but that details were still sketchy.
A resident, Joseph Bot of the Plateau Peace Movement International, said the incident took the residents by surprise.
He said that the nature of the killing indicated that it was for ritual purposes but said that other factors could be involved.
Mr. Bot advised parents to monitor the movement of their children, especially young ladies, who kept late nights.
“We have a lot of drinking joints in the area. I have a strong feeling that the crisis in Jos has given birth to a lot of hatred, poverty and lack of trust among the people.
“I notice that a lot of young ladies stay late in these drinking joints, a trend which is dangerous. I wonder whether they have parents. It is unfortunate she has to pay the price, girls should curtail their movements,” he said.
Apart from the ethno-religious crises that have led to the killing of hundreds of people in Plateau, other crime rates have also spiraled in the stat including kidnapping and murder.
About 7 children were reported missing between January and February of which none has been found.
A couple of weeks ago, a 9-year-old boy, Henry Goodness, was found hung on a rope in Tudunwada area of the state. Though some residents of the area said the boy committed suicide, his parents insist it was murder.
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