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Protest over killing of 15-year-old boy by suspected ritualists

There was pandemonium in Jos on Monday after a 15-year-old son of a community leader in Farin-Gada, Joseph Zarma, was allegedly killed by suspected ritualists in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the boy was killed and the corpse dumped on a major street of Farin-Gada, which attracted protests by youths of the community.

According to reports, the minor left home at about 7 p.m. on Sunday night to go and visit her grandmother and was caught up with the ritualists who killed him and gouged out his eyes, tongue and private parts.

The incident caused tensions in the community leading to a mass protest in neighbouring communities in Jos, the state capital.

Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Plateau, ASP Mathias Tyopev Terna, confirming the incident said: “In the early hours ofMonday, we got a report that a corpse was lying behind tomato market.”

“We quickly came in and evacuated the corpse and on observation we realized that tension was brewing in the area. Our men were quickly detailed to curtail the situation and the situation is perfectly under control,” the police spokesman said.

He advised the Plateau citizens to go about with their normal activities, to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.











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