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AC urges FG to stop Jos killings

The Action Congress, AC, has called on the Federal Government to take a decisive step to stop the continuing but slow motion violence in Jos and its environs, where attacks have persisted since the March massacre.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the continuing attacks and counter-attacks – though not on a scale large enough to attract national and international outcry – have confirmed fears that people have become so inured to the killing of fellow human beings that they are no longer shaken by such deaths, irrespective of the number of people involved.

It said the Nigerian government must show that it puts a great value on human lives and that the lives of its citizens are very important to it, just like it is in other climes.

It argued that the tepid attempt made so far to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the killings in Jos in January and March are not enough to convince the victims and their families that the government can protect them or ensure that such dastardly acts are not repeated.


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