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BREAKING: Police, Soldiers Invade Venue Of Plateau Protests Despite Failing To Stop Killings

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The Nigeria Police Pressure and the Nigerian Military have taken over all of the venues for the deliberate protest by some residents of Jos, Plateau State, over the current killings within the state.

SaharaReporters learnt that armed policemen and troopers, with some Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) on occupied the areas ready to cope with anybody planning to affix the protest.



SaharaReporters gathered that almost all residents have chosen to remain indoors, apparently to forestall being caught in any conflict between safety operatives and protesters.

Citing the incessant killings and 20 years’ remembrance of these killed throughout the Jos disaster in 2001, the organisers had fastened September 7 for the protest.

However the Plateau State Authorities warned that protest wouldn’t be allowed in any a part of the state.

“At the moment marks the twenty yr anniversary of the beginning of the 2001 disaster. The September 7 motion has deliberate a peaceable procession to recollect our useless and mourn the lives misplaced,” one of many organisers stated.

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“Final evening, our consideration was drawn to a “Particular Press Launch” credited to the Honourable Commissioner for Info and Communication of Plateau State, Hon. Dan Manjang which states that the federal government is prohibiting a deliberate ‘protest starting tomorrow, Tuesday seventh September, 2021.’

“This morning, we awoke to a heavy militarized presence surrounding all of the venues for our peaceable procession. We’re shocked and disturbed by these developments as we’ve got each proper to assemble and mourn and pray for peace in our state. We have now by no means been violent and have by no means preached violence. We have now solely referred to as out for justice and we’ve got solely referred to as out for peace. The 2 are essentially and irrevocably intertwined.

“We had deliberate as we speak as a peaceable procession to mark the darks days of violence and bloodshed that befell Plateau as a State began on the seventh of September, 2001 which tomorrow will mark the 20 years anniversary.

“That is what necessitated us to return collectively and maintain candles in memorial of our little children, brothers and sisters, fathers and moms in addition to buddies and colleagues whom we’ve got misplaced over the past 20 years within the repeated circle of violence.

“Why does the federal government wish to cease us from mourning our useless? Why are they not those planning this essential marker of 20 years of historical past? We’re absolutely conscious that the safety state of affairs in Jos remains to be fragile.  In reality, this can be a testomony to our mission and our trigger – to finish the violence and insecurity.

“Our plan is to carry a peaceable and solemn memorial march and to make use of the chance to name on the Almighty God in fervent interdenominational and interfaith prayers to revive peace on the plateau.”

 

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