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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