Sunday, September 11, 2011

Unabated violence in Jos 91 Killed In 10 Days

Sunday Trust
11 September 2011

Unabated violence in Jos - 91 Killed In 10 Days Fresh Attack Claims 14 Lives NSA Azazi, General Useni: Governor Jang Doesn’t Listen to Advice

Written by Andrew Agbese, Jos and Ismail Adebayo

 At least 91 persons have been killed in Plateau State in the last 10 days in unabated attacks. This is in addition to some 14 person who have confirmed killed in Gwanfil village of Jos South Local Government Area last Friday night. The killers in the fresh attack are yet to be identified. In the last two years over 1,000 persons have been killed in Plateau State in ethno-religious violence.

Last Friday’s attackers were said to have gone to Gwanfil village at about 8:00pm, less than 24 hours after similar killings in two villages in neighbouring Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Not less than 12 persons were killed in that attack.

Those killed last Friday night include a pregnant woman,  seven adult males, including an aged man of about 70, four children, including one who was about two-year-old, and nine women, including a 60-year-old. Another man identified as Malam Boy who sustained deep cuts later died at the hospital he was rushed to.


The chairman of Arewa  Consultative Forum [ACF],  LT. General  Jeremiah Useni  has  attributed the failure of  Plateau state government to  quash the renewed violence in Jos  in which several people including children have lost their lives to the refusal of the state governor, Jonah Jang  to hand over the mantle of leadership of the state to his deputy while leaving  the country.

General Useni re-echoed what the National Security Adviser (NSA), General Andrew Azazi (rtd), said in a television interview in Lagos last Friday.

General Azazi, in a Channels Television interview in Lagos claimed that Governor Jang ignored security advice on the situation in Plateau State, adding that he expected the governor to act as a leader when it comes to the security situation on the state, rather than shift blame.

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