A group of protesters in their thousands early this morning besieged the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, urging him to intervene in the crisis rocking Plateau state.
The group allegedly claimed two prominent Nigerians are behind the missing Army General, Major General Idris Alkali(rtd).
The Group, Coaliton For Good Governance And Change said the two prominent politicians from the Plateau state’s capital of Jos are behind the sudden disappearance of the Army General and several others.
The Convener of the Group, Oke Nwanchukwu, said they embarked on the protest march to seek justice for their brothers and sisters who, according to him, have been held under bondage by some “due to ethnic chauvinism driven by self-serving bigots who have vowed that the nation in general and plateau in particular sees no peace.”
He said, “We the members of the Coalition for Good Governance and Change in Nigeria (CGGCN) wish to call the attention of the Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami to the genocidal acts been perpetuated in Plateau State Nigeria.
“This march has become necessary because we cannot continue to watch as defenceless and unarmed women and children are maimed and dismembered on a daily basis by selfish anarchists on the basis of political, ethnic and religious affiliations varying with their paymasters.
“We make bold to say that, the killings in Plateau State is spearheaded by some politicians and others with underlining political aggrandizement”he said
Nwanchukwu said it is based on the above reasons that the group had come to the Office of the AGF to bring to his attention the dastardly act.
He said, “It will interest you to know that thousands of women have been made widows as a result of the wanton killings ongoing in Plateau state, just as men have also become widowers with thousands of children also orphaned just to satisfy the wicked motives of a group of people that have arrogated the power of life and death to themselves.
” We hereby also categorically state that the recent kidnapp and subsequent death of Major General Alkali was a handiwork of these devilish elements.
The group also called on the AGF to as a matter of expediency constitute a panel of inquiry “to unravel the masterminds of this sadistic occurrence in order to save valuable Nigerian lives.
“Plateau has been acclaimed for its peaceful mien however if these culprits are not brought to book the peace will be a thing of the past, as we are aware that they have vowed to ensure that the ethnic and religious killings in Plateau state continues without stop until their aim is achieved.
“It is in our honest belief in your ability to ensure justice and equity that we have brought these appeals to you as an arbiter of peace, to save further loss of innocent Nigerians . Remember justice delayed is justice denied,” the group said.