2nd September, 2011
Plateau State Chapter of Jema’atu Nasir Islam, JNI, has asked Governor Jonah David Jang to provide adequate security for the Muslims, particularly the Hausa-Fulani muslims in the state.
The call, according to the Plateau JNI spokesman, Barrister Sani Mudi became necessary because of the recent threat by Plateau natives, especially the governor’s Berom tribe to continue to kill and fight the Hausa-Muslims until they leave Plateau state.
Mudi, who expressed worry over the manner Muslims are attacked at any slightest provocation in the state within the last two months, wondered why the Hausa-Fulani Muslims are the target in a state that belongs to all including the Hausa-Fulani.
“We cannot continue to be slaves and live in fear at all times in our state,” the JNI spokesman stated
While he called on all the Hausa-Fulani citizens and Muslims in plateau to remain peaceful and law abiding, he warned against inciting statements by preachers who use their places of worship to ignite violence and acrimony.
On the bloody Monday clash between Muslims and Christians around Rukuba mosque that left at least 23 people dead, Mudi insisted that the Christian youth and Governor Jang be held responsible .
Hee said that peace will only return to Plateau if Jang takes precautionary steps to address the issue of settlers and natives in the state.
â€”By Femi Adi/Kaduna