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Jos crisis: Jonathan sacks National Security Adviser

From right, Acting President Goodluck Jonathan; the Fromer National Security Adviser, Alh. Seriki Mukhtar while the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Danbazau (l) watched at the opening of a crucial security meeting at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 08/03/2010

ABUJA— THE Jos crisis which led to the death of about 400 people on Sunday,  has led to the sacking of the National Security Adviser, Sarki Mukhtar, by the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

To replace him is Aliyu Gusau, a one time National Security Adviser to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Meantime, about 400 corpses of the victims of Sunday’s massacre were, yesterday, given a mass burial at Dogon Na Hauwa village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State amid tears and wailings.

This emerged as, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, said there was no alternative to dialogue in resolution of conflicts. He spoke at a peace conference on the recurring crisis in Jos.


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