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Jama'atu Nasril Islam Plateau Chapter appeals for Calm - Press Statement

Following the unfortunate reaction and spread of rumours within the Jos Metropolis in response to the agitation by Independent People of Biafra in South Eastern Nigeria, Jama'atu Nasril Islam Plateau Chapter has sent a press statement appealing for Calm.


The Jama'atu Nasril Islam Plateau State Chapter wishes to appeal to the Muslim Ummah and the general public in the State to shun acts capable of disrupting our hard earned peace in the State. The events of this evening in Jos which caused panic around some parts of the metropolis, which were clearly in response to the unfortunate events in the South East, are unacceptable. JNI finds it   necessary and of utmost importance to remind us that we in Plateau state had just in the last few years emerged from a decade long ethno religious conflict which left us with unbearable socio economic and political consequences. The sad saga of disruption of peace and lawlessness in some parts of the country is not worth our response except in the exhibition of mature and civil way, trusting that appropriate authorities are capable of responding as the situation warrants.

We should therefore cherish our peaceful Co existence and do all within our power to sustain it, regardless of the provocation as peace is priceless.

We reiterate our call on governments at all levels to ensure the protection of lives and properties of all citizens wherever they may be lawfully residing.

We shall not relent on our commitment to peace and appeal for it at all times.

In conclusion we restate our unflinching support to the government of plateau state under Governor Simon Bako Lalong in its effort to maintain the peace and avert any breakdown of law and order, thereby assuring citizens of the much needed peace and security which is desirable for the well being of all.

We commend the swift response of the Plateau state government to impose dusk to dawn curfew in the Greater Jos and Bukuru metropolis. This action will surely endure prompt restoration of calm and peace not only in Jos but the state at large.

We should know that this is a political problem and government seem to be on top of it. We should therefore avoid giving it any sort of religious coloration.

Director of Publicity,
J.N.I. Plateau state.