Residents of Rikkos and Nasarawa Gwong communities in Jos have cried of insecurity despite heavy military deployments following recent unrests in the Plateau State capital.

A number of isolated killings and burnings have occurred, usually at nights and midday when residents might have gone to bed or to work, it is said.

For the past one week, at least three houses have been set ablaze in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to expel the remaining minority groups in Nasarawa Gwong area, a youth leader in the community, Mr. Ezekiel Dusu told MKB.

Although securities have been active in keeping peace, hoodlums from a suspected Muslim community he said usually sneak through unguarded routes into communities dominated by other tribes to attack or burn properties.

Houses belonging to Muslims have equally not been left out according to him.

He however believes the burning of unoccupied Muslims' houses could be a smokescreen to start fresh riots.

A Catholic Church, a traditional ruler's palace and at least 15 houses belonging to Christians were set ablaze in the area during the October skirmishes.

A practicing lawyer was reportedly stabbed in the same location two weeks after normalcy had returned.

Similar incidences were reported on Monday this week in Rikkos where passengers on commercial tricycles otherwise known as "keke napep" were stabbed close to military checkpoints.

It is however believed that the securities are often taken unawares by the perpetrators.

Although authorities have not confirmed either of the reports, the residents are appealing for more security coverage to avert any further losses.