Jos Crisis: Youths Fault Army, Police

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National Youth Council of Nigeria, Plateau State chapter, has accused Army spokesman, Brig. General Chris Olukolade, of politicising the massacre of hundreds of helpless women and children in Dogon-Nahawa and neighbouring villages.
In a press statement signed by the groups’ Chairmen, Iliya Lar and Silas Vem, the youths also faulted the Police spokesman, Mr. Lerama Mohammed, for hastening to conclude that the Fulani attackers were from Jos East and not Bauchi, adding that “apparently, this rush was intended to foreclose the widely held suspicion, not completely unfounded, that it was cross-border invasion.
"The youths said former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Greg Ayanting, was transfered recently because of alleged haste to conclude that Muslim youths attacked Christians in the church when investigation was not yet completed, adding that Mohammed has made a similar blunder now and nothing is done to him.
They described the alleged frantic effort of Olukolade to cover up the lapses of the military by joining issues with Governor Jonah Jang, on whether or not the GOC received a call as unfortunate, adding that the military that boasted to have taken over the security of the state after the January crisis should have lived up to its responsibility.
Meanwhile, service held in many churches Sunday, with most of them praying for families affected by the mayhem.
In Faithway Chapel, Jos, the Plateau State Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Dr. Sam Alaha, led the Church in prayer.He described the attack as unfortunate, and encouraged Christians to be strong in their commitment to God.
Preaching on Surviving the Tough Times, Alaha, who allayed fears, said “if you fail in the days of your adversity, it shows that your strength is weak."

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