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Police foil attempt by gangsters to burn down church in Jos



The Plateau State Police Command has foiled an attempt by a group of youths suspected to be members of Sara-Suka gangsters to set ablaze a Catholic Church located in Kongo Rosha community of Jos North local government area of the state.

The Command through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tyopev Terna, said that the incident occurred on Wednesday night between 10:30pm to 11pm.

According to him, the police were able to foil the attempt following a phone call from the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) in the area, Mr. Musa Hassan who promptly alerted the police headquarters in the state.

“Contrary to the news making the round that a church was burnt, that story was not true; the church was not burnt.” He said.

He clarified that there was an attempt to set ablaze the church in the area but the police had timely intervened.

He added, “Yesterday being August 22 between 10:30pm and 11pm, our command received a call that some youth were about to set ablaze a Catholic Church in Kongo Rosha area.”

He said, “The problem was that there was a girl called Maureen who was said to be molested by some youths after which she reported the case to a group in her area. The group then went to the boys that molested the girl.”

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