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Plateau massacre: CAN tasks govt to arrest killers

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The Plateau State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the killing of 22 passengers on Rukuba Road, Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

A statement on Sunday in Jos from the state CAN chairman, Polycarp Lubo, urged security agencies to find and punish the killers.

Criminals on Saturday attacked a convoy of buses conveying commuters, killed 22 persons and injured many others.

Mr Lubo also condemned ongoing killings in Bassa, Riyom, Jos South and Barkin Ladi local government areas.

“We wish to express deep pain over the recent attacks in Riyom, Jos North, Barakin Ladi and Bassa, leading to loss of lives and property.

“The leadership of CAN totally condemns these attacks and pleads with security agents to ensure normalcy is restored.

“Every human life is precious and the unlawful killing of any human being, regardless of their identity and affiliation, is unacceptable.

“We mourn with the families of those who lost their loved ones, as well as those who have been displaced or suffered harm of any kind.

“We urge security agencies to swiftly arrest all those involved, to bring an end to the needless killings,” he said.

Mr Lubo said the association would continue to work toward ensuring peaceful coexistence in the state.

Also, Shehu Usman, the chairman, Jos North Local Government Area, has warned residents against revenge, over the killing of commuters in the area.

Mr Usman gave the warning in a statement by the Senior Information Officer of the local government, Philip Eplong, in Jos on Sunday.

NAN

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