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Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census.Popularly called "J-town" or "Jesus Our Saviour" by the residents, it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.

The city is located on the Jos Plateau at an elevation of about high above sea level. During British colonial rule, Jos was an important centre for tin mining. In recent years it has suffered violent religious clashes between its Muslim and Christian populations in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2011.

History

The earliest known Nigerians were the Nok people (around 3000&nbsp;BC), skilled artisans from around the Jos area who mysteriously vanished in the late first millennium.

According to the historian, Sen Luka Gwom Zangabadt,Samuel N Nwabara; The Fulani conquest and the rule of the Hausa kingdom...
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