Jos killings: Youth group cautions Muslims against blocking roads, reprisals | Dailytrust

Jos killings: Youth group cautions Muslims against blocking roads, reprisals

Major roads in Jos deserted after a 24-hour curfew was announced by Governor Simon Lalong yesterday
Major roads in Jos deserted after a 24-hour curfew was announced by Governor Simon Lalong yesterday

The Concerned Jos Youths Association (COJOYA), has cautioned Jos residents against taking reprisal on anybody in Jos and its environs over the killing of the 27 Fulani travellers in the state.

The 27 killed travellers were on their way back to Ondo and Ekiti states after attending a religious event in Bauchi.

In a statement the chairman of the group, Buhari Ibrahim Shehu, while condemning the attack, called on Muslims in the state to exercise restraint. He also called on government to ensure justice for those who lost their lives in the incident.

He said, “We are worried over the recent happenings in Jos North, Bassa and other parts of Plateau State and hereby condemn in very strong terms the recent senseless killings. This is not the first time Muslims would be attacked and killed for committing no offence.

“As a youth group, we call on our members and other youths across religious and ethnic divides not to allow themselves to be used as tools of destruction. We must remain resolute to peace and peaceful co-existence for our collective interests and development.

“While we most sincerely commend the efforts of the federal and Plateau state governments, and  security agencies for their prompt and timely intervention to nip the problem in the bud, we wish to reiterate that perpetrators of all the attacks should be brought to justice to forestall future occurrences and to ensure justice to the deceased, their families and to the general public.

 

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