It is very demoralizing, to have read and hear on the print and the electronic media, after experiencing three solid years of success stories of harmonious coexistence between the citizenry on the Plateau, to have woken up back to the black-dark days of bloodbath of the past. After critical and careful perusal of the sad and painful happenings of the recent horrific carnage on the Plateau, the JNI National Headquarters has observed with dismay that the most recent attacks on the Plateau were well orchestrated with political and religious mindset.
Despite the fact that in the past three years, there has been success stories of peaceful coexistence between the inhabitants of Plateau state. It is disheartening therefore, that such success stories are about to be wave with the bare hands! As once again, human life does not matter to some disgruntled elements within the Nation. Aren’t we making ourselves a laughing stock before the comity of Nations? Why most we allow ourselves to be used by miscreants and senseless politicians at all cost? As a matter of fact, the dastardly acts went on for some days unabated and why?
It is with utmost concern and sorrow that the JNI condemn in-toto such dastardly acts and calls on security agencies to intensify efforts in fishing out the culprits. Similarly, we call on the Federal, Kaduna and Plateau State Governments to as a matter of utmost urgency rehabilitate the Saminaka – Jos Road, as Muslims and other innocent passersby are no longer safe plying the Southern Kaduna to Jos Road, as well as the Abuja North-East routes and/or North-East to Abuja route through Plateau state.
At the same time, an intelligence strike force unit should be mounted at the Southern Kaduna – Jos, and the Abuja to North-East routes through Plateau state, for the safety of those who don’t have any choice but to ply same road. This is because most victims of the recent carnage are innocent Abuja to North-East and the North-East to Abuja travelers through Plateau state. We also advise that serious security measures should be taken on all the identified villages that have been notorious in causing distress to motorists, particularly in Kaduna and Plateau states.
This call was informed by the simple fact that most often than not, if perchance crisis erupts on the Plateau and/or Kaduna state, Muslims are always the soft targets on the Southern Kaduna Road to Jos. May it thus, be known and noted that:
The Plateau State under the present leadership is trying it’s best to share the state resources in equity and justice. But despite these efforts, the bad ones are busy trying to make things difficult and in-accessible to the poor in order to frustrate the State Government and the Central Government.
It is a known fact that even though there are no genuine demographic researched statistics on the population in the Plateau but by mere eye sighting of the people in the Plateau is indicating that the Plateau has appreciated positively. It is this development that is being envied by the enemies within and outside Plateau state.
All the above developments in terms of agricultural, human and land resources have seemingly progressed.
The dog is always being given a bad name in order to hang it, while construing the name of a religion as the origin of all these heinous acts, forgetting that no religion is in such wing but poor leadership, socio-economic, political and superiority complexities are the major factors that have caused illiteracy, ignorance, laziness and total impoverishment among Nigerians.
Be as it may, we call on all to propagate the mission of peace, tranquility humility and humbleness, for no one has the right of living over and above the other citizens in NIGERIA. Moreover, we cannot be humans without humanity.
Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu