Plateau attacks similar to Rwanda genocide – North Central governors


Governors in the six North Central states, on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to do everything possible to find a permanent solution on the attacks and killings in Plateau State.

Newspot reports that gunmen on Christmas eve, attacked 25 communities in three local government areas of Plateau State, killing over 150 people.

The Governor of Nasarawa State and Chairman of the North Central Governors’ Forum, Abdullahi Sule, explained that the Plateau killings should not be tagged herder-farmer clashes.

He said what was happening in Plateau was similar to what happened in Rwanda.

Sule led his colleagues on a condolence visit to the Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, in Jos.


He was accompanied by governors of Niger and Benue states, Mohammed Bago and Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, respectively.

Sule lamented that the attacks in Plateau had persisted for too long.

He said, “We cannot allow a few people for selfish reasons to come in and destroy all of us.

“This is not about Fulani. It is about criminals and we are asking the Federal Government to assist us and deal with the problem.”

He added that they were in Jos to share the moment of grief with Governor Mutfwang.

Governor Mutfwang, in his remarks, thanked the governors for their concern over the situation in Plateau, noting that the people of the state were desirous of unity and progress.

He stated that the bandits were terrorists, kidnappers and thieves.

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