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31.08.2021 Feature Medicine Student Seeks Help for Surgery after Losing 5 Teeth in Jos Crisis

Published 31st Aug, 2021

By Mariam Hamzat

Kingsley Aondona, a 300-level student of medicine at the University of Jos (UNIJOS) who was attacked on his way to church by a mob on August 15, is asking for help in raising funds for his surgery.

During the attack, Aondona lost five of his teeth after stones hit him in the mouth. He is currently crowdfunding for dental surgery.

“A mob of over 15 people threw stones, stabbed people, hit us and caused pandemonium close to UNIJOS gate. They stabbed me in my lower back but I’m thankful it didn’t affect any internal organ,” he told FIJ.

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For every attack in Jos, there are people who suffer various degrees of injuries and there are dozens who die. One of such people is Stephen Fwangmun.

On August 15, Stephen’s family suffered the loss of another member. Stephen became the only male remaining in the family following the death of his brother. But he himself would later die in one of the series of attacks in Jos a month and three weeks later.

Jennifer, Stephen’s sister who was travelling with him, told FIJ that some Hausa-Muslim youths threw heavy stones at their bus until the driver lost control.

“They had already poured engine oil on our bus and were going to burn us all alive before my brother jumped out,” she said. “They ran after him and the rest of us escaped. They caught up with Stephen and butchered him.”

TIMELINE: How Plateau Crisis Claimed Over 78 Lives in 25 Days

The return of the Plateau crisis has claimed over 78 people, including three UNIJOS students, between July 31 and August 26. One of the students, a female, was waylaid on her way to church, and the other was kidnapped and killed. The third was stabbed to death in a tricycle.

Published 31st Aug, 2021

By Mariam Hamzat

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