Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State has returned to Jos to douse tension following violent attacks that have persisted in some communities in Northern Plateau's Barkin Ladi Local Government Area since yesterday.

An earlier statement by the State Information Commissioner, Yakubu Dati, Sunday afternoon said the Governor "cut short his participation at the on going All Progressives Congress National Convention in Abuja" to enable him "personally take charge of the security situation in the state."

Sources in the Government House say the Governor had planned flying to Russia after yesterday's APC Convention in Abuja with his wife, Regina Lalong to watch the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup competition.

The Governor had however reportedly promised arriving Jos from Abuja (4hrs drive) since morning on Sunday after several distress calls but never did till evening.

Some legislative sources who had reportedly called the Governor and the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Rufus Bature to respond to the security situation say the duo only pledged "to see what they could do."

Although the State Government through the SSG later imposed a 6pm-6am curfew on B/Ladi, Jos South and Riyom LGAs, some commentators had wondered why Gov. Lalong didn't consider chattering a flight as a concerned Governor just to be there for his distressed electorates.

The Governor's absence is believed to be responsible for the perceived laxity by security agencies to effectively neutralize the bloodbath ongoing in many communities.

Military intervention has been reported to be weak or totally absent in many of the affected communities.

The attacks which are reported to have intensified by the minute have resulted in the death of at least 200 people as confirmed by multiple sources.

Other sources however put the death toll at 82 as of 4pm, confirming from the records of the STF Search and Rescue team deployed earlier today.

While Police authorities have released names of 11 people as the only victims of the attacks that have lasted since noon yesterday, MKB learns that there have erupted bloody riots around Anguldi, Jos South LGA following a disagreement between the STF and local youths on the preservation of the recovered corpses.

A security source said while the STF wanted the corpses silently buried due to their large number in order not to raise alarm, the youths wanted the corpses deposited at Ola Hospital mortuary, Zawang among others for onward mass burial.

As of the time of publishing this report, some four people were feared killed as a result of the riots.

Gov. Lalong who arrived Jos at about 5pm mobilized for the neutralization of the riots but not the attacks which were said to be fast spreading to Bokkos.