By Ben Agande
Former members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Former Members of House of Representatives Forum, have called on the Federal Government to prosecute sponsors of the recurring crisis in Jos and its environs as a way of providing a permanent solution to the crisis in the area.
In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the forum noted that though the arraignment of some alleged perpetrators of the latest massacre in Dogo Nahawa and other villages in Plateau State is a welcome development, government should be more pro-active by ensuring that those who sponsor such wanton destructions are brought to book.
The statement, jointly signed by the former Minister of State for Justice, Hon, Musa Elayo and Hon Emeka Nwajuba, interim Chairman and Secretary respectively, noted that since there have been series of reports produced by various administrative and judicial panels to unravel the causes of the recurring crisis in the state, the recommendations of such reports must be implemented without further delay.
Shonekan advises Yoruba against reprisal
Meantime, Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Head of Interim National Government, has cautioned Yoruba people against reprisal attacks over the killings and losses they suffered in the Jos crises.
Shonekan said in a statement to the President-General of Yoruba Community in Plateau, Mr Toye Ogunshuyi, on Saturday, that vengeance was not a solution to the crises.