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Killings in the Plateau: 'Sermon by a watchdog cleric' – APC chief talks about how to avoid future crises


Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, has called on the Federal Government and security agencies to monitor sermons by religious leaders, especially in Plateau State, to avoid unnecessary crises. Recommended.

DAILY POST reports that some armed men invaded two local government areas of Barkin Ladi and Bockos on Christmas Eve, killing several people and destroying properties worth millions of naira in the state. It recalls that more than 163 people have died in the past two weeks.

In a statement released and made available to DAILY POST through his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar, on Tuesday, he said: “The role that some religious and ethnic leaders are playing in this crisis is also condemnable. My research on the plateau crisis found that some religious scholars are preaching hatred to their followers. It is so ungodly that it should stop. Governments also need to step up to monitor and control the preaching pushed by religious leaders.

“It is the hateful preaching that drives people to retaliatory attacks and is recognized as a major highlight of the Plateau crisis. We must always preach tolerance and understanding.” I believe that the establishment will further help in uncovering and investigating the local issues surrounding the incessant attacks in Plateau.

“The crisis in Plateau State is not new and has multiple dimensions. There are long and deep-rooted ethnic and religious conflicts in the state. There is also a nomadic and farmer dimension to the reported killings in the state. . Crises have become familiar to the people. Therefore, we need local intelligence agencies and approaches to deal with crises. With this in mind, I appeal to the Federal Government and National Assembly ably led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. , I would like to urge you to reconsider the call for state police in Nigeria.

“Apart from creating true federalism in the country, which the President has consistently acknowledged, the establishment of state police tends to address most of the security challenges in Nigeria. Security challenges are rooted in local issues such as mistrust between two ethnic, religious, and even economic groups.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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