January 28, 2023

Normalcy Returns to Jos Metropolis

Joel Gomiyar

Normalcy has returned to Jos metropolis hours after restiveness in Naraguta area, a neighbouring settlement near the University of Jos.

Spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Ubah Gabriel couldn’t give details on what caused of the unrest but said, following the swift intervention of security led by DCP Aliyu Tafida Saleh as directed by the state Police Commissioner, Isaac Akinmoyede, normalcy has been restored not only in the area but Jos metropolis entirely.

The Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, confirmed one person was killed in the incident, but said investigation is still ongoing and the public will be fed the details of their findings.

One of the victims whose car was burned at the scene, Mr. Peter Gokat, said he was caught in the incident when he went to the area with his sister to assist her pack her luggage.

He said “when we sensed danger, we withdrew to get security assistance to get my car out but unfortunately before returning my car was already on flames”.

Apart from the car, houses and other property were also affected in the area.

Lightbearer learnt that the incident was caused following a protest by youth in the area over land dispute between some residents of the area and the authority of the University of Jos who are fencing their land to protect it from further encroachment.

It was also gathered that the issue was already before a competent court of jurisdiction before the unfortunate accident happened.

Houses and cars torched