THE GENOCIDE IN JOS NORTH AND THE URGENT NEED FOR SELF DEFENCE BY THE AFIZERE, ANAGUTA AND BEROM YOUTH (AFIANABER) JOS NORTH LGA.

We, the three indigenous Ethnic groups of Jos North LGA, that’s the Afizere, Angatu and Berom wish to categorically rise against the killings, maiming and massacring of innocent of our brothers and sisters in cold blood within Jos and it’s environs.

We frown at this heinous act of killing innocent citizens regardless of their faiths and where they come from.

Within the period of two weeks alone,over one hundred people loss their lives in Jos North LGA ranging from Attacks and counter attacks.

The Recent skirmishes resulted to the killing of innocent people including the students of the University of Jos.

The Major constitutional responsibility of Government at all levels is to Secure the lives and property of her citizens,but with the killings in Dong and Yesterday’s attack and killing of over 36 innocent people in Yalwa Zangam. Government have not been able to secure her citizens.

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We want to state it clearly with equivocation that,these attacks, mowing of crops, land grabbing in Jos North,is being perpetrated by the suspected Fulani Bandits who graze their cattles on our crops, forceful seizure of our lands and subsequently launch attacks.

Just yesterday, over thirty six people were massacred by these marauders in Yalwa Zangam and the brutal way they carried this heinous act,a bridge was destroyed in order to hinder securities access to rescue the community. In this sad development,we are calling on our people to rise and defend themselves within the tenets of law,before we will all perish from the hands of the attackers. All communities should intensify efforts and rijig Community police, hunters and vigilantes.

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They should be properly equip to carry their duties effectively as well as gather enough intelligence to prevent further unprovoked attacks.

To our greatest consternation, instead of Government to send adequate Security agents to the affected areas, Soldiers and other securities were sent to Angwan Rukuba to molest innocent citizens.

We call on the Federal and Plateau state Government to beef up Security around Bauchi Junction, University of Jos,TT and T Junction, Kunga, Gidan Mai Jegap and other volatile areas to forestall other occurrence. Secondly, Relief Materials should be send to the victims and Community of Yalwa Zangam. Thirdly,The Victims of the Attacked or their families be compensated,those injured and receiving medical treatments, Government should pay their medical bills.

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All the burnt houses and the bridge be reconstructed. The perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.

Signed by Joseph Arin. Chairman Afizere Youth Movement. Deacon Moses Dawang. President, Anaguta Youth Movement. Yakubu Dung Pam, Chairman. Berom Youth Movement

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