The Untold Story Of The Attack That Happened In Naraguta Community Of Jos North

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Yakubu Busari

  • As Jos North CAN Chairman accuses Muslim youth from the community of being behind the attack

It was a pandemonium in Jos North LGA of Plateau state last Saturday as One person was killed, Church, Houses, Students Hostel were burnt down during the crises between Naraguta community and the university of Jos over Land encroachment. According to the Christian association of Nigeria Jos North Chapter Chairman, Rev. Canon Nenman Isa Gowon, alledge that the killing of one person and the destruction and burning of properties where done by Muslim youths who were mobilized by their land grabbing parents.

Information reaching this medium indicates that the encroachment of the Naraguta community land and killings of students over lands has remained recurring decimal among the illegal occupants of the said landed properties.

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Sources within the university community alleged that the well planned attack was arranged to forcefully intimidate and harass Christian settlement for them to vacate their homes.

At least one Person has been confirmed killed, a Christ Embassy Church building, Houses, Students Hotel were burnt down at Naraguta village, Jos North LGC of Plateau State following an encroachment of University of Jos Land.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday Morning when a combined security operatives stormed the area to demolish illegal houses built on the University land.

Spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel who confirmed the incident said one person was killed, four houses burnt.

He disclosed that security personnel in the state are on top of the situation and said investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.

However the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Jos North Local have disclosed that ten Christians houses were burnt down in Naraguta village, a village settlement dominated by Christians, also burnt were a church and some vehicles.

The Jos North LGC CAN chairman Rev. Canon Nenman Isa Gowon in a Press Statement signed and issue on Saturday evening in Jos said they cannot continue to be at loss.

“We are again being attack in Jos North by some claimed Muslims community who took over the land belonging to the university of Jos,  this people came at around 11:30am today 22-02-2020 and burnt down at least ten Christians houses in Naraguta villages a village settlement dominated by Christians and a church and some cars.

” We want to make it clear to the Government and Security agents that while we continue to obey law and Order we call on them to bring these persons to book or we will be forced to charge those who are saddled with responsibility to care for lives and property.

“We cannot continue to be at the loss!!!  I repeat we cannot continue to be at loss, These persons are known by the security agents and the university whose land have been occupied.

Gowon described burning of the church and Christian Houses and well as three students hotels as unfortunate.

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