At least four persons were injured yesterday when security agents opened fire on a mob during a protest which threatened the breakdown of law and order around Tudun Wada in Jos North LGA of Plateau State.
It was gathered from witnesses that youths from the Muslim community in the area had protested the mounting of a new road block on the only road to their community during Sunday service.
Losam Yohanna, who resides in Tudun Wada, said the fracas was between the Muslim and Christian communities in the area over the erection of a stop and search barrier.
Yohanna said: “It happened around ECWA Church where a bomb was defused about two months ago. The church mounted a stop and search road block on the only access road to the Muslim community and that caused the protest”.
Another witness, Ibrahim Salis, said: “The only problem is that it is the only access road to our community, we understand the need to block the road during service but does that mean we have no right to move in and out of our community?”
Salis said four persons sustained injuries on the leg and were taken to hospital.
Operation Safe Haven Media and Information Officer, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said “The matter has been resolved and we urge both sides to please communicate more and show understanding.”