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Afizere blame Jang, Berom for Jos crisis

Joseph Izang Sule who presented a memo on behalf of his people at the Prince Bola Ajibola Commision of Inquiry, said the November crisis was…

Joseph Izang Sule who presented a memo on behalf of his people at the Prince Bola Ajibola Commision of Inquiry, said the November crisis was politically motivated because the Beroms have consistently told whoever cared to listen before the local government election, that they will sweep the polls at the expense of other ethnic groups especially within Jos North, Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government areas.

He said the Hausas cannot be “faulted for laying claim to being indigenes of Jos because it was a Berom man as the Commissioner of youth and sports that got the JASAWA Association registered so as to give them a voice.

He maintained that unless the state government implements the “Plateau Resolve” recommendations which have been gazetted, peace shall continue to elude the state, arguing that the Hausas are strangers in the state, but stressed that lack of unity between the Anaguta, Berom and the Afizere (Jarawa) tribes was responsible for the Hausa’s agitation for indigeneship in  the area.

He further revealed that on assumption of office, Governor Jang had an agenda to chase the Afizere out of Jos to Bauchi, saying that they would resist such an agenda vehemently.