Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has stated that the Killings in Jos was neither caused by religion nor the farmers/herders clash, even as he requested for prayers from traditional rulers in the state for peace. The governor who received the traditional rulers in the state led by the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on a courtesy visit yesterday stated that the sight in Jos was scary when he visited the area on Tuesday .
According to him, “The incident that happened in Jos is condemnable. Whatever happened in Jos was an unfortunate situation.I was in Jos yesterday and it was a scary sight”.
“I do not believe this is religious or the trouble was caused by religious reason or religious ground and at the same time I do not want to believe that it was herdsmen/farmers conflict because they have been living together in Jos for hundreds of years.Whatever it is,it is my prayers it does not happen again”, he added
Consequently, he stated that he had requested for prayers from the Emirs to assist Plateau state and Jos in particular to have everlasting peace while also maintaining peace in Niger State as well as Nigeria.
Earlier, the Etsu Nupe stated that they visited to pay the governor the usual sallah homage and inform him that the sallah celebrations was peaceful in their various domains while preaching peace to their subjects. The royal father also urged politicians to play the rules of the game as the 2019 election was getting nearer and ensure that peace was not compromised even as the people support security agencies to ensure security of lives and property.
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