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Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings

Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings
October 09
21:19 2018

Commercial activities in Jos, Plateau state capital, were temporarily suspended as residents of the state stormed the streets to protest the endless killings in the state.

The protesters called for the prosecution of those behind the killings in the state.

The protesters, under the aegis of ‘The Faithfu, a group of clergymen, also want owner of the pond in Dura Du, where the car belonging to  Idris Alkali, missing general, was found, arrested and prosecuted.

They were, however, intercepted by a team of mobile policemen on their way to the palace of Gbong Gwom of Jos.

While speaking on behalf of the group, Rotdunna Sekat, the convener, called for all those behind the killings.

“We do not want to be a party to the shedding of innocent blood that is today crying ceaselessly to God from Plateau so we took time to search ourselves and search on behalf of the good people of the state for we know that we the people of Plateau state are not collectively evil,” he said.

“We were guided to Proverbs 29:2 that says When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

The protesters

“These are the leaders that must be called to account for the carnage that have become daily occurrence in our land. For even the Bible in Isaiah 1:23 acknowledges their roles when it noted that ‘Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.

“We have watched in pains as the activities of these two men have led to endless bloodshed that can make us all stand guilty before God. We would therefore rely on God’s word to decide what to do with them. Leviticus 18:29 “For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people,” is clear what has to happen for we are further exhorted by Psalm 125:3

“For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong. We, however, hope that Nigerian laws catch up with him here on earth pending when he answers to God.

“The good people of Plateau state should come together to demand that enough is enough with the soaking of our soil with blood so that we do not yield sorrow on a longer term. We do not want to have to be the ones to answer for the sins of evil men before God so we are acting now to cast them out from our midst before their sins are visited on the entire land. The state and federal governments must align with the people in this regard so that God does not hold the government as being in collusion with the sponsors of killers.”


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