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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Travelers, traders stranded as security cordon Terminus area in Jos

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From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos

Movements and other business activities became stagnant yesterday in the city of Jos, the Plateau state capital, as the security personnel cordoned all routes leading to the Terminus market.

Travelers, traders, civil servants and road users were left stranded, spending several hours due to traffic congestion, which forced business activities to stand still.

A source in the metropolis said the cordoning of the routes to the Terminus area was as a result of a bomb scare early in the morning, which led to the military taking over the whole of Terminus for fear of another bomb blast ,

The source said, “We came out this morning and saw security men everywhere, stopping people from heading to Terminus area, on the allegation that a bomb was planted at the early hours of the day and this brought business activities to a standstill.

It could be recalled that Plateau state government ordered for the ban of all street trading. The state commissioner for information and communication, Bar. Mrs. Olivie Dazyem said the decision was taken following the last fortnight’s twin blasts and the subsequent threat in the areas.

But the STF in the state, in press release, said the operation was done to prevent further loss of lives and properties experienced last month.


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