* "We have the situation under control," police assure

Unconfirmed reports say clashes have erupted between yet to be identified groups in Central Nigeria's Jos the Plateau State capital.
The clashes which were rumoured to have broken out in the evening of Thursday around the city's Katako area have thrown the northern part of the city in palpable confusion.
Sources in the Terminus area of the town say people have been running for safety since the rumours broke out.


Traffic is said to be tight as motorists struggle to flee the area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mathias Terna has confirmed that the incident was caused by misinformation regarding the killings in Nigeria's southeastern Abia state.
In a telephone interview, the PPRO said rumours about some planned attacks on Igbo's in retaliation to the Abia clashes forced their traders around Katako to stay indoors and not come out for business.
The widespread locking of shops by the traders caused the apprehension which eventually led to the riots, he said.
He however assured that all the troubled areas have been taken over by the police with a view to forestalling any breakdown of law and order.
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