Jos Attacks: 85 Killed, 55 Injured, Thousands Displaced In Jos – TEKAN/ECWA
Following a herdsmen invasion in the Irigwe chiefdom of Bassa LGA in Plateau State, the TEKAN/ECWA bloc of the Christian Association of Nigeria said that over 85 people were murdered and more than 55 others were hospitalized.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that according to the church, within 18 days of the crisis in Irigwe, 3, 141 homes were burned down.
According to the Christian, attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulted in the vandalism of 1,520 homes, the destruction of 2, 901 farms, and the displacement of 5,901 families over the same time period.
During the time period under consideration, the Church leaders said that more than 29,805 individuals had been relocated, 26 villages had been demolished, and 39 communities had been damaged.
Rev. Moses Ebuga, the TEKAN/ECWA bloc of the CAN leader, updating media on the situation in Jos.
“Recently, the Irigwe land in Bassa LGA, Plateau State, has been in the headlines, over Fulani herdsmen deaths and destructions in the area,” Ebuga added.
“We’d want to use this medium to provide a report on what has occurred as witnessed and documented by the Church.
“From July 30th to August 17th, 2021, over 85 people were murdered, over 55 people were hospitalized, over 3,141 houses were burned, around 1,520 houses were damaged, and 2, 901 farms were destroyed, displacing 5,901 families,” he said.
“More than 29,805 people have been displaced, and more than 26 villages have been devastated, all within 39 communities in the Irigwe chiefdom of Bassa LGA,” the statement continued.
“As Christians, particularly in our Plateau Bloc, we cannot remain silent while our people and properties are being destroyed by Killer Fulani herdsmen and militias, with no government measures to halt these heinous actions.
“It has also come to our notice and we have verifiable evidence that whenever government directives or security agencies proceed on a house search for weapons or any such item, such is carried out among the natives who are barely able to defend themselves from their regular and aided attackers and are further renounced,” the Christian body said.
“This is ridiculous. We would want to say unequivocally that defense is a basic human right entrenched and protected by law, and that the government should be wary of breaching the privacy of law-abiding and peaceful individuals, harassing them, and taking away even simple kitchen utensils.
He said, “We are thus calling on the state’s security agents to be honest and non-partisan in the pursuit of their obligations, as it appears to favor a chosen few or a particular group.”