Authorities in Plateau State say yesterday's riots that caused tension in parts of Jos, the State capital have been brought under control.

Riots broke out in the early hours of yesterday following the alleged killing of a 16 year old university of Jos student by suspected ritualists.

The victim identified as Francis Weni was found dead near the Permanent Site of university, with his eyes and private parts cut off, sources say.

The incident sparked serious tension in different parts of the city until Police authorities dispersed the protesters.

"The incident has been brought under control by the police who acted promptly," said the Plateau State Information Commissioner, Yakubu Dati who assured that "Normalcy has since been restored."

It is not known whether any arrest has been made in connection to the killing of the young Mr. Weni.

Cult activities have however increased in recent years around the university, leading to several deaths, sources say.

Two weeks ago, about seven people were killed in a deadly gun battle between two rival cult groups near Farin Gada.

Last week also, one person was reported dead following an attack by suspected cultists in Gada Biyu area, about 2km away from the university.

Police have however not reported any arrest in connection to these crimes.