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Jos crisis, surface scratching, says Onaiyekan

By Chinyere Amalu

ABUJA—The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja. Most. Rev. John Oniyekan has described as “surface scratching “the Federal Government’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 “ 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 reality”.

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, “they will continue to mobilize this poor and young people to carry out the act.”

His words: “We 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.

“Government must do his work, the state must do his work, they should stop giving excuses, and they should stop saying they are hoodlums.  I heard that few poor people have been rounded up and they are going to start trials in Jos over the last massacre.”


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