The Coalition of Plateau Patriots in Plateau State have accused the former Governor Jonah David Jang of inciting tribal hatred by promoting ethnic agenda of training militia to be killing including indigenes on highways.
The statement revealed how some hoodlums hijacked main roads burning vehicles ,destroying proper ties of Nigerian .
Berom Nationality, one of the largest ethnic groups in Plateau, the North Central Nigeria, on Tuesday came under severed attack, fingered to be the most troublesome ethnic group perpetuating crises in the state.
Elders of the State under the auspices of, ‘The Coalition Of Plateau Patriots’ made this bold revelations at a News Conference half at the Eliel Centre Jos.
Addressing the press conference amidst thousands of representative from the seventeen local governments of the state, the spokesperson, Sylvanus D. Lot said they were compelled to come out in that manner to raise its voice against the spate of attacks by suspected arms Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements leading to the death of many citizens.
“Enough is enough. We are not at war with each other , but from today henceforth, we the other ethnic nationalities shall not condone the killings of our citizens of our citizens on the high ways in the same anger.
” We are therefore calling on Patriotic Berom Elders and all well-meaning elders in the state to step in and call to to order these criminal elements whose political ambitions is pitting them against other ethnic groups in the state.
“May we caution here that no ethnic group can survive in this state alone? We must be united and no other group should see themselves as as more superior as the others.
” We also condemn in strong terms the attacks on the governor’s convoy and to yell the hoodlums that their days are numbered. Governance foes not belongs to few ethnic groups and neither is violence the monopoly of these groups.
“After all, Plateau pro or sacrificed and supported a Berom Man to become Governor. The Berom must see that in that regard. Today, the Goemai man is on the seat, tomorrow will be the turn of another ethnic group in the state.
“We consider the stoning of the Governor as an introduction of a very dangerous dimension that is Plateau politics, that if not stopped could become a source of great instability as as ethnic groups target goal governors from the other ethnicities for humiliation or even assassination.
” Finally the question to ask is, why is it that this instability has consistently remain in Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa Bokkos and some parts of Jos South? what is the real problem between Fulani herdsmen and these indigenous groups
That has festered without an end in sight? What is this problem that could leads to killings cattle ousting? ”
The elders however called on both state and federal governments to unravel and find solutions to the problems once and for all, as well as step up in the state and ensure that those caught in the scene of any attacks are made to face the law of the land to serve as deterrent to others.