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Islamic Group Names Nigerian City As “Killing Ground, Most Dangerous Zone For Muslim Travellers”




A Nigerian Islamic advocacy group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has described Jos in troubled Plateau State because the “most harmful zone for Muslim travellers”. 

The group, due to this fact, referred to as on the Nigerian authorities to determine a bypass in Jos, the Plateau State capital to be able to save travellers from the the brutal assailants.

MURIC, in its view, defined that there could be no want for any travellers coming from the North to the South and vice versa, to move by way of Jos Township the place completely different types of assaults had been being perpetrated.

Its founder and director, Professor Ishaq Akintola maintained that such growth within the metropolis of Jos would minimise the killing of travellers at roadblocks and as properly allow any travellers who intend to keep away from passing by way of town because the case could also be, to have the ability to accomplish that conveniently.

He, due to this fact, charged the federal authorities to create the bypass in Jos with the view to curbing the killing of harmless travellers throughout town.

In accordance with its assertion on Tuesday, MURIC defined that “It’s not information that Jos has for a very long time been a killing floor and a demise zone that has defied all options. Most significantly, it has proved a most harmful zone for Muslim travellers particularly in addition to different harmless members of the general public who move by way of town on their methods up North or down South.

“Tons of of Muslims have been declared lacking across the space. Nevertheless, the invention of ponds containing lacking automobiles and a number of other deserted wells in latest instances has elevated the suspicion that victims’ automobiles are normally pushed contained in the ponds whereas their our bodies had been dumped contained in the deserted wells.

“A case in reference is the invention of the automobile of Main Basic Idris Alkali (rtd) who went lacking on the third of September, 2018 whereas travelling from Abuja to Bauchi through Jos. His automobile was later discovered inside a pond in Dura-Du in Jos South on twenty ninth September 2018 after draining the water within the pond. His physique was discovered a couple of month later in an open properly in Guchwet village of Shen district in Jos South Native Authorities Space.

“Based mostly on this incident and the truth that many different automobiles had been additionally discovered contained in the pond, together with an 18-seater bus, MURIC considers Jos space too harmful for vacationers who’re simply passing by way of.

“We due to this fact cost the Fedeferal Authorities (FG) to create a bypass for automobiles going from the North to the South and vice versa. Such a bypass will allow vacationers who don’t intend to enter Jos metropolis to keep away from the world. It is a very pressing matter.

“In the meantime a 24-hour tight safety must be supplied on the primary highway utilized by vacationers inside town pending the graduation and completion of labor on the proposed bypass. It must be famous that this proposal will deal with one of many areas and causes of insecurity in Nigeria whether it is promptly addressed.”

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