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Central Nigerian authorities say earlier reported skirmishes in Jos the capital of Plateau State have been controlled.

Police had confirmed fresh disturbances in Dutse Uku, Rikkos and Cele Bridge communities on Sunday.

“We have mobilised our personnel to the area. As we speak, the Area Commander Jos Metro is on ground there,” State Police Public Relations Officer said in a text message.

The State Peace Agency headed by Mr. Joseph Lemgmang in a Facebook post confirmed the deployment of troops to the troubled areas.

It however called for vigilance and relevant security information.

Violence reportedly broke out in the cold tin city, Sunday afternoon following the murder of an unidentified civilian.

Locals say heavy gunshots were heard in the affected areas for hours.

Authorities have however not confirmed the real cause of the clashes.

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