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CSOs to embark on solidarity visit to Jos over crises

 By Innocent Anaba

 LAGOS — A coalition of 42 Nigerian and international Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, has concluded plans to deploy a high level solidarity and assessment mission to Jos, the Plateau State capital, to commiserate with affected persons and communities in the recent crisis in the town.

The team will also consult with public authorities and the leadership of all affected communities on how to end the recurring crises and associated violence and contribute to peace building in the hitherto great metropolitan city of Jos.

The coalition in a statement by Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim,  Director, Centre for Democracy and Development; Mrs. Oby Nwankwo, Executive Director, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre, CIRDDOC and Ms. Ene Enonche, Coordinator, Right to Know Movement, R2K, said the visit would be from April 2 8-29,  2010.

The statement noted that “Nigerian and international civil society organisations are deeply concerned at the regular recurrence of the violence in Jos, the resulting violations to our common humanity, and the massive loss of innocent lives.

 In particular, civil society is concerned to ensure the restoration of the credibility and capacity of government to protect all persons within Nigeria and guarantee safety and security irrespective of location and without discrimination on any grounds all over Nigeria.


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