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INSECURITY: Sultan-led group JNI urges Buhari govt to wake up



INSECURITY: Sultan-led group JNI urges Buhari govt to wake up

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has been urged to wake up to its responsibilities of protecting lives and property of Nigerians.

The call was made by Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), a Muslim group led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, following the attacks and killings by suspected herdsmen in communities in the Bassa LGA, Plateau State.

JNI made its position known in a statement its national publicity secretary, Dr. Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, released in Kaduna on Monday. It condemned the attack which left several innocent citizens dead and over 150 houses destroyed.

“The Jama’atu Nasril Islam received with grave concern, the news of premeditated killings of innocent persons and destruction of properties worth millions in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, as well as Rukuba Chiefdom in the same Bassa LGA.

“Attacks and counter-attacks were carried out repeatedly and reports reaching us state that over 150 houses were razed while animals were not spared.

“The JNI condemns in strong terms the heinous attacks in their totality.

“We nonetheless, expect the Plateau State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria through their respective relevant agencies to wake up to their respective responsibilities of protecting lives and property,” the statement read in part.

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To ensure peace reign in the troubled communities, JNI urged the citizens to shun bitterness and live peacefully with one another.

It added, “We also call on government to provide relief materials to all affected victims as they are now in utmost need for such.

“Similarly, the need for an all encompassing surveillance in flash points on the Plateau cannot be overemphasised to avoid a recurrence of the incident.”

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