Violence hits Jos as Police evict varsity land trespassers1 min read
Violent protests on Saturday erupted in Central Nigeria’s Jos, the capital of Plateau State as Police raided an emerging community in a Federal land.
One person was reportedly killed and another critically injured.
Several houses, a Church, student hostels and a car were razed, it was learnt.
A combined security team had stormed the Naraguta area of the city, a community that houses the Federal University of Jos to demolish “illegal” houses built on the “University’s land”.
The affected residents reportedly started to protest in obvious disapproval.
“We are again being attack in Jos North by some claimed Muslims community who took over the land belonging to the university of Jos.
“These people came at around 11:30am and burnt down at least ten Christians houses in Naraguta villages a village, settlement dominated by Christians and a church and some cars,” said the Jos North Local Government Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Canon Nenman Isa Gowon in a Press Statement.
The State Police spokesman, Gabriel Ogaba however said the violence will be investigated, said Ogaba in a phone interview.