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Jos Killings: Jang visits CDS, IGP after accusing Army of blame in renewed violence

By kingsley omonobi
24 hours after he accused the Nigerian Army of blame in the events leading to the slaughter of about 500 indigenes of three villages in Jos South Local government area of Plateau State, Governor Jonah Jang Wednesday paid impromptu visits to the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo.

The governor arrived the Defence headquarters at about 11. 30 am and was the Chief of Defence Staff for close to one hour as he left the defence headquarters premises by about 12. 25 pm.

Though no reason was given for the visit, Vanguard gathered that it was not unconnected with his outburst at the Presidential villa, Tuesday during which he disclosed that he got in touch with Commanders of the Army in Jos at about 9 pm last Saturday, when information reached him that there were movements and possibility of attacks without any action being taken until 2. 30 am of Sunday when the Fulani headsmen struck and killed mostly women and children of the Berom stock.

It was gathered that Governor Jang, a retired airforce officer, sought the assistance of Air Chief Marshal Dike, as the number one military officer in the country to ensure that troops deployed to the state, were focused on the assignment given them, as the current peace and calm being experienced could not be said to mean that the problem is over.

Shortly after leaving the office of the CDS, the governor proceeded to the Force headquarters where he had another meeting with the IGP that last over an hour.

When Vanguard accosted Governor Jang on the reasons for his visit to the CDS and later the IGP, he said it was a friendly visit saying, “Don’t forget that these are my officers. Nothing stops me from stopping by and saying hello to these officers”.

Asked to comment on the situation of things in Plateau state presently, he said, “Everything is calm now but we give thanks to God”.                                                     END.


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