Tension in Jos as residents discover three corpses in Bukuru

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The deceased were allegedly felled by gun shots.

There is apprehension in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, as three corpses were found in the early hours of Tuesday in an abandoned building burnt during the peak of Jos crisis.

A witness said one of the victims was identified as a widow and the two others were young men between the ages of 25 and 28.

According to sources, the bodies of the deceased were found with wounds believed to be from gunshot.

As a result of the development, elementary schools within the area closed at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for fear of attacks.

A school proprietress, Grace Thomson, who sought anonymity for her school, said the school was closed down to protect the children.

“Our action is to safeguard the lives of our pupils and also to give confidence to the parents; but as the situation improves, we shall advise parents to bring back their wards; but surely not today,” she said.

Parents who took their children to school were seen taking back their wards.

Commercial activities within Bukuru town were paralyzed as shop owners and other petty traders who were seen standing by their shops refused to open for business.

Residents of Bukuru who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES said they heard sporadic gunshots throughout Monday night.

Efforts to get details of the incident from security agencies have been unsuccessfully. Calls to the Police Public Relation Officer in Plateau, Felicia Anslem, and the spokesperson of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis, STF, Salisu Mustapha, did not go through as at the time this report.

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