Confront injustice behind Plateau killings ­– Baptist Conference

The Baptist Conference in Plateau State has challenged the Federal Government led by President Bola Tinubu and the Caleb Mutfwang-led Plateau State Government to tackle the injustice fueling incessant attacks and killings in the state.

The President of Plateau Baptist Conference, Rev Koeleh Saleh, gave the charge during the church’s 47th Annual Conference which ended in Jos on Saturday.

Saleh added that over 62 members of his church, including pastors and their children, were killed during the various attacks that occurred in several communities in Mangu and Bokkos LGAs of the state in the past eight months.

According to Saleh, “The insecurity in the land keeps escalating rather than abating. And that is why we are calling on His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu, and the Plateau state government to do something urgently in this regard towards saving the lives and properties of the people.

“How can we justify a situation where people will be living peacefully in their ancestral lands and herders will attack and displace them only to takeover those communities and the aggressors are seen grazing freely within the ruins of their victims?

“We are calling on the government at all levels to muster the requisite political and leadership will to take decisive actions over the injustice that Plateau citizens have lived for the past two decades.”

At the conference attended by several dignitaries including the state Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, the president recounted the frequent attacks on Baptist churches and the killing of its members.

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