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The Contribution of Muslim Leaders to Insecurity in Nigeria

At a joint meeting between the Special Task Force (STF) and representatives of Muslim communities of Jos and Barikin Ladi in Plateau State, the Muslims yielded to the appeal by the STF not to pray at their usual Eid praying ground at Barikin Ladi. A day earlier, the Izala group has also acquiesced to pressure […]

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Gov. Jang visits Jos Muslim community, says: ‘I don’t hate Muslims’

The visit last Thursday by Governor Jonah Jang to Rikkos, a Jos North Community ravaged by flooding last Sunday, would have passed as just another government function, except for Plateau state’s peculiar socio-political reality. Governor Jonah David Jang of Plateau State, leading a lengthy convoy comprising officials of his government and heads of security agencies […]

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Relief for the Fulani in Jos

Readers of my Facebook page (Facebook/aliyu.u.tilde) might have read the posting I made this morning regarding the current humanitarian situation of the forcibly displaced Fulani in Barikin Ladi and Riyom local governments. I then reported that no relief material has reached them even as at noon when I made the posting. The situation has not […]

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The Latest on Fulani/STF Standoff – By Dr. Aliyu Tilde

(All editing errors regretted. There isn’t time to proofread the article thoroughly this late) When it became clear that the Defence Headquarters are bent on carrying out its security operation in the areas it announced, we put our heads together to see what best we can make of the situation to ensure minimum difficulties for […]

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Quit notice to Fulani: Northern govs caution STF

Jos – Plateau, Nigeria Governors of the Northern states yesterday urged the Special Task Force to exercise caution regarding the quit notice given to Fulani people in Plateau State. Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, in a statement yesterday in reaction to the notice given to Fulani […]

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The Fulani and the Genocide Dream of Jang – Dr. Aliyu Tilde

The death of a Senator and a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly has once more drawn the attention of the country to the unending crisis on the Plateau, not because there was cessation in the conflict before their deaths but because the crisis has started to take a new dimension altogether. The […]

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‘Gov. Jang is Plateau’s problem’ – Rtd. Gen. JT Useni

Retired General Jeremiah Useni yesterday said Governor Jonah Jang is the real problem of Plateau State, which has been plagued by internicine communal violence that led to the death of a senator on Sunday. Useni, who is chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum’s board of trustees, said instead of Jang to be a unifying leader as governor, he […]

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Religion not ‘Single Cause’ of Nigeria Violence

About 4,000 Nigerians have been killed by violence during the past 11 years in Plateau State, according to Human Rights Watch.  Locals say the conflict may be along ethnic and religious lines, but the root of the fighting is often political and economic. Nigeria is often described as predominantly Muslim in the North and mostly […]

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Jos Church Attack: Military denies involvement

The military authorities yesterday said the church member killed by fellow worshippers in Jos a week ago was the same person thought to have facilitated entrance for a suicide bomber into the COCIN church premises.  Adams Joseph Ashaba was lynched allegedly because he was seen alighting from the suicide bomber’s car shortly before the […]

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