By Chinyere Amalu
ABUJAâ€”The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja. Most. Rev. John Oniyekan has described as â€œsurface scratching â€œthe Federal Governmentâ€™s effort in addressing recurring Jos crisis, stressing that until its root causes are dealt with, there may never be a solution to it.
The Archbishop in an exclusive interview with Vanguard said, there was more to Jos incidents than religion, adding â€œ and if we keep saying it is religion, and we fail to go to the roots of the matter, then we are not facing the realityâ€.
According to him, those behind the killing were people in high places and until Government begins to fish them out and bring them to book, â€œthey will continue to mobilize this poor and young people to carry out the act.”
His words: â€œWe have a government in Nigeria, and there are suppose to be laws.
Government should be there to fish out whoever has done it and punish them.
â€œGovernment must do his work, the state must do his work, they should stop giving excuses, and they should stop saying they are hoodlums.Â I heard that few poor people have been rounded up and they are going to start trials in Jos over the last massacre.”