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Group asks govt to fish out perpetrators of Jos violence

By Abdulwahab Abdulah

A pressure group, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on the government to fish out the perpetrators of the religious violence in Jos which has claimed lives and property worth billions of naira.

In a statement by Dr Ishaq Lakin Akintola, the group argued that violents of this nature were becoming rampant in the northern region of the country, especially Plateau State.

According to statement, “this riot is coming so soon after the post-election riot in which hundreds were killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed while the panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the hullabaloo is still sitting.

“The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, is constrained to declare Plateau a crises-ridden state. Our position is informed by the catalogue of riots which have bedevilled the state. We note with serious apprehension that most of Nigeria’s deadly religious riots have occurred in Plateau State.

“We urge the Federal Government to add the latest riot to the terms of reference of the panel investigating the post-election mayhem in Jos. While requesting  a thorough job, the panel also needs to expedite action.

“We call on security agencies in the country to focus attention on Plateau State. At the same time, neighbouring states must be vigilant to avoid any possibility of the crisis spilling to other


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