Plateau cri­sis: Hausa, Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties deny at­tack­ing Uni­jos

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

The Coali­tion of Jos Youth As­so­ci­a­tions, rep­re­sent­ing the Hausa and Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties in Jos North Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Plateau State, has de­nied at­tack­ing the Uni­ver­sity of Jos dur­ing the re­cent cri­sis in the state.

The coali­tion, con­sist­ing of 19 groups, also ac­cused the Aca­demic Staff Union of Uni­ver­si­ties of the in­sti­tu­tion of a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to black­mail the Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ties close to the uni­ver­sity.

The coali­tion, in a state­ment yes­ter­day by its con­vener, Buhari Ibrahim of Jos Con­cerned Pa­tri­ots; Sec­re­tary, Ab­dul’Aziz Tibibi, of Hausa/Fu­lani Youth De­vel­op­ment Fo­rum and 17 oth­ers, said: “We, mem­bers of An­guwan Rogo, An­guwan Rimi, Kwanan Sha­gari, Gan­gare And Bauchi Road com­mu­ni­ties read with shock and great dis­ap­point­ment the con­tents of a pur­ported world press con­fer­ence ad­dressed by one Dr. Maig­oro L. Lazarus, Chair­per­son of ASUU Uni­ver­sity of Jos Branch which con­tained fab­ri­cated, ma­li­cious, and base­less al­le­ga­tions against the good peo­ple of the com­mu­ni­ties.”

On the al­leged at­tack of stu­dents in the vil­lage hos­tels of the Uni­Jos on Septem­ber 28, the coali­tion said: “we make bold to say that the Maig­oro led ASUU do not know the en­vi­ron­men­tal ter­rain of the Uni­ver­sity as An­guwan Rogo Com­mu­nity is not in any way close to the vil­lage hos­tel.”

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