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He said that the command had deployed more personnel to restore peace to the troubled areas, and advised the people to remain calm and avoid taking laws into their hands.
Meanwhile, leaders of the affected communities have said that 25 people were killed in the attacks.
The community leaders, who briefed newsmen on Sunday in Jos, said that many others were still missing.
Represented by Rev. Mamot Adams and Mr Macham Makut, the community said that the bodies of those killed were recovered and given two mass burials – one on Friday, and another on Saturday.
The community leaders blamed the attacks on “our Fulani neighbours’’, and listed villages attacked to include Nghakudung, Shilim, Morok, Mandung, Faram, Filla and Hotom.
Also attacked were Dai, Kungul, Hurum, Dahua, Malul, Warrem, Josho and Ganda.
They said that more than 5,000 people had been displaced, adding that some of them were in camps run by Churches.
They called on security agencies to intervene toward halting the attacks so as to restore permanent peace to the communities.
“We want government to take urgent steps to end the attacks because our youths are already agitated,’’ he said.