One killed, Church and Houses Burnt Down Over University of Jos Land Encroachment

At least one person has been confirmed killed, Christ Embassy Church, Houses, Students Hotel burnt down at Naraguta village, Jos North LGC of Plateau State following an encroachment of the University of Jos Land. Our correspondent gathers that the incident occurred on Saturday Morning when 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 was on top of the situation and said an investigation was ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book. However the Leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Jos North Local has disclosed that ten Christians’ houses were burnt down including a church and some cars in Naraguta village, a settlement dominated by Christians. The Jos North LGC CAN chairman Rev. Canon Nenman Isa Gowon in a Press Statement signed and issued on Saturday evening in Jos said they cannot continue to be at lost. “We are again being attacked 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 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 known persons to book or we will be forced to charge those who are saddled with the responsibility to care for lives and property. “We cannot continue to be at the lost!!! I repeat we cannot continue to be at lost, These persons are known by the security and the university whose land has been occupied they struggled with the university on Tuesday as they begin the excavation of their land we wish to make it clear that we cannot allow this lost to go free”.
Gowon described the burning of the church and Christian Houses and well as three students hotel as unfortunate.
One killed, Church and Houses Burnt Down Over University of Jos Land Encroachment One killed, Church and Houses Burnt Down Over University of Jos Land Encroachment Reviewed by Chimezie Ozofor on February 23, 2020 Rating: 5

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