Another Family Of 8 Wiped Out In Jos-PM News, Lagos

•Corpses of a family of eight and a visitor slaughtered this morning near Jos, the Plateau State capital
By Femi Adi/Jos

It was another day of tragedy for the people of Plateau State when unidentified gunmen this morning struck at Foron village in Barkinladi Local Government where a family of eight and a visitor to the family were gruesomely murdered.

Today’s attack at about 1 a.m. is the fourth of such attacks between Monday and today.

An eyewitness who gave her name as Beatrice explained to P.M.NEWS that the attackers came all dressed in black and were more than 30 in number.

According to her, the assailants overpowered members of the vigilance group that were keeping vigil because they were better armed.

Some other villagers who spoke in anger expressed disappointment over the lax security provided by the Plateau State government since the attacks and killings started in the area this week.

They demanded that the state government should withdraw the soldiers posted to the area and allow them to take up arms to face their enemies whom they identified as Fulani herdsmen.

They also disclosed because of the manner the assailants came into the village and the route they followed to the house of their victims, they were sure the attackers were Fulani herdsmen.

According to them, the attackers came from a village about 10 kilometres away, and the village is predominantly inhabited by Fulani herdsmen.

The Barkinladi Local Government Area Chairman, Emmanuel Lomang, who was at the scene of the killing, also expressed dismay over the inability of the soldiers and other security agents to protect the state from such attack.

He therefore requested that the state government should beef up security to prevent further bloodshed in the state.

Meanwhile, the attack happened a day after the state governor, Jonah Jang returned from a routine health-check overseas.

He addressed newsmen yesterday concerning the effort he was making to beef up security to put an end to the killings.

However, P.M.NEWS gathered this morning from the attacked village that the battle line has been drawn between the Berom people and the Hausa-Fulani invaders.

Some of them, mostly women who spoke at Foron village today vowed that today’s attack on the natives of Plateau will be the last because they will join forces to ward off the attackers.

 

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COME ON KENNETH

I DONT BLAME YOU KENNETH, WE HAVE ALL FORGOTTEN THAT SECURITY OF LIVES AND PROPERTY OF ALL NIGERIANS IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE FEEL SECURE UNDER THEIR RULE. WE ALSO FORGET THAT TO ENSURE EQUITY AND JUSTICE AMONG ALL GROUPS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. IF WE DEMAND WHAT IS RIGHT THAT THEY TAKE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES SERIOUSLY, YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID THAT A HAUSA MAN WILL COME AND TAKE WHAT BELONGS TO YOU. WE ALL BECOME JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONERS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO FORMAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THAT. IF I KILL YOU NOTHING HAPPENS. I HOPE YOU NOW UNDERSTAND THE RELEVANCE OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

this is bad and ungodly

i think we need to legalise gun in the nation now for self protection. it is time to do that now.

Please Stop Barbaric Act

Sahara reporter, Please, can you stop publishing all this nonsense post by all the Barbarians. Be you a Muslim or Christian, the question is Do you have the legal and the Natural Right to take Life? Please Sahara reporter You better edit professionally every post before publishing it, because they are really causing more anarchy, i tell You

this is unfair

Govt(both Fed and State) shud act immediately

this is unfair

What is govt of the state doing even Govt of the Federation? this is unfair.

PROPAGATING JESUS?

IF YOU LIKE COVERT TO CHRISTIANITY TO JUDAISM, THE FACT REMAIN THAT GOD IS ONE AND INDIVISIBLE, NOT ONE OF THREE AND HAS NO NEED FOR ANY SON EVEN IF THE BLASPHEMERS WOULD DIE, I ALSO USED TO BE A CHRISTIAN BEFORE REALISING THAT I WAS BEING BRAINWASHED TO WORSHIP A HUMAN BEING INSTEAD OF TRUE GOD, SO I LEFT CHRISTIANITY AND REVERT TO ISLAM, THE FEROCITY OF HOSTILITY OF MY FORMER CHRISTIAN FRIENDS AND MY CHRISTIAN FAMILY SHOWS THE DEVILS THEY ARE, ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO A FRIEND OF MINE WHOSE MARRIAGE WAS TO TAKE PLACE ON THE 8TH OF SEPT 2011 WAS TRAVELING TO MALUMFASHI, THE VEHICLE CONVEYING THEM WAS WAYLAID BY CHRISTIANS, HE WAS ASKED TO RECITE JOHN 16 VERSE 16, WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO DO SO, HE WAS SLAUGHTERED ALONG SIDE ALL MUSLIMS IN THE VEHICLE,EARLIER ON, ON SALAH DAY MANY UNARMED MUSLIMS WHO WENT TO PRAY AT EID PRAYING GROUND WERE SLAUGHTERED IN THEIR SCORES ALL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I NEVER READ THIS IN THE NEWS PAPER, WHAT A WAY TO PROPAGATE JESUS.

@Engr Hussaini - one nation one destiny?

@Engr Hussaini wrote: "How do we then call our selves one nation one destiny"

Your "one nation one destiny" is only a dream. Nigeria is not one nation neither does it have one destiny. It is at least two nations: (1.) The Taliban Republic made up of the 12 Sharia states and (2.) Nigeria, made up of the rest.

Ask Boko Haram what they want. Their least demand is such a Taliban republic.

Others are no longer ready to tolerate the wickedness, insensitivity, provocation and intolerance of the babaric uncivilized Mohammedans. If they do not secede peacefully, they will be EXCISED as proposed by Major Gideon Okar (Peace be upon him).

We should be thinking of the post EXCISION period. For example, 1. What local government in the boarder states should go to which country. 2. Movoment of the population not near the boarder regions etc

excisionist

Copenhagen

From frying pan to fire

You have just jumped from frying pan to fire, God help you.
I converted from Islam to Christianity and I am loving it. I know that there are fake pastors out there, but they do not preach that we should go out and start killing people of other faith. That is why I ran away from Islam.

Lies , lies and all lies - Northern Muslims stop lying to us

Why are Muslims all liars? We all know that this war was started by the intolerant Muslim who want to dominate over Jos and it's Birom people. We all know it is the Muslims that started committing genocide against the Christian Birom people. So stop lying to us, we are not buying your lies. Because the Muslims in Jos attacked the Birom people first, and becasue they started it, I will not blame them for retarliating. I will implore Jonathan not to hold the Birom people back from defending themselves against the attacks of these blood sucking Northern Muslims also known as Alquaeda and Bokom Haram. The cycle of killing will continue until the Muslims in the North realise that, they are not the only ones that have got monopoly of killing. In the mean time, truth twisters should not insult our intelligence because we are all living witnesses to the origin of these Muslim killing the Birom since forever.

Cappagh

Amen!

Your analysis of the situation is clear. An elite monopolising power and subverting the masses with their games of subterfuge and annhilation. Only our poor brethren and their families dey suffer while the governor go abroad for health check.

Naija man na sick in de head. Rather than furnish own, go furnish arab or white man health business.

terrorism

Back at u,its a knwn fact all over d world dat terrorism is d main bane of islam. Its disgustin 2 here u descendant of terror qualifying d Christians as terrorists. Well our God is never asleep n bet u sooner dan u xpect u all shall b exposed. In Jesus name,Amen.

I had seen da light nd

I had seen da light nd converted to islam after hearing my pastor justifying da war crimes israeli forces are comitng on innocent children of palestine nd condmng da retaliatn of hausa~fulani on da indigiene of plateau..da hausa fulani brought da economic dvlmnt in plateau state while our ppl always spent da litl de hv on a bear parlour nd so many other xmples..talk to ur slf nd search well even da truth is bitter!

Do me I do you God no go vex

A CHILD WHO DOES NOT WANT TO SEE THE MUM SLEEP WILL NEVER SLEEP,WHEN THE CHRISTIAN BEROM CAME TO THE (EID PRAYER) MOSQUE AND SLAUGHTER INNOCENT MUSLIMS,DID GOVERNMENT TALK ABOUT,THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING,ASK FOR MORE. PEPSI BLOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!

LOOK AT THIS VIDEO THEN BLAME THE GOVERNMENT

LOOK AT HOW THIS PEOPLE ATTACK THE UNARMED MUSLIM IN EID DAY,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2aJ2pjSMo

STATE OF EMERGENCY IS THE ONLY WAY OUT

Federal Government should declare state of emergency in Plateau State, if Federal Government so love the citizen she governs. The protracted cases of killing in jos has been on since 2001, but it seems government derives pleasure from it,by not enforcing state of emergency in the state. It is not only Borno State that people clamour for state of emergency. The earlier the better,not only smiling on the newspapers but be active in tackling what we face as our problems

THE SAD THING IS THAT THOSE AFFECTED ARE UNABLED

 The thing that makes me sad is that the people losing their lives in plateau state,both xtians & muslims, are poor people unable to express themselves as they battle with natural & man made disasters . They do not have access to internet & did not do anything to bring this genocide to their community yet they lose kids,wives & husbands but yet we have people,some safe in europe & America, without any regards for loss of life turn this calamity to a religous debate in a black country that had Islam & Christianity imported by its slave masters. SAD SAD SAD.

State of emergency.

The best thing for the government can do right now is to declare state of emergency in that state.

be vigilant more than before

They are planning heavy displacement of people and replacemment antics. they are as if they originate from niger and heading towards jos, all in the name to envelop the whole of jos with fears and to shake the jonathan govt., and to build for preparation of election. buhari is desperatly warming up to maintain the mantle with hidden religious life come 2015.something is always telling me that maiduguri is really been used for the onslaughts.why are they eyeing benue and kaduna and oyo/kwara? they felt same for the south east and it never can happen because it will be the highest betrayal by any governor:displacement and replacement antics for a must one nigeria, is the cause of the rubbles. boko is cleaning up any hardline persons who are found wanting in their quest as evil northern pressure group.

Jos

No go areas in the North and East. Sucide bombings and terrorist attacks in the capital city, factional and religous wars between different ethnic groups, rampant corruption within government and judiciary, an economy in decline and one that does not improve the lives of the masses, poor educational infrastructure which produces graduates that are barely literate, non existent healthcare, a government that cannot claim to protect the lives and property of it's citizens and a terrible image abroad. Two questions? Do these comments not describe Nigeria today? and 2, Is there another defination of a 'failed state?

To the Hypocrites and the

To the Hypocrites and the Pagan savages:

Some of the men who committed the reprisal attacks were said to be apprehended by security agents.
Why did the security agents not apprehend the Birom pagan savage terrorists that slaughtered muslims during the eid prayers. Infact the security agents were said to have provided cover for the killers. It is only an irrational hypocrite that expects the violence to stop by one side while the other side is committing ethnic cleansing.

OPEN LETTER TO THE

OPEN LETTER TO THE HYPOCRITES, PAGAN SAVAGES AND THEIR LEADERS-JANG AND JONATHAN:

TWO WRONGS DOES NOT MAKE A RIGHT AND CERTAINLY MANY WRONGS WILL NEVER MAKE RIGHT.
Ethnic cleansing of Muslims/Hausa-Fulani in Plateau state is the greatest crime against humanity embarked by Jang and the Birom pagan terrorists. The moral and material support Jang is getting from Jonathan is absurd.It is only hypocrites that will absolve Jonathan and Jang for this. Reprisal is bad as well but the ethnic cleansing agenda is worse.If Jonathan is sincere he would have declared a state of emergency by now!
Jonathan has combined the ineptinesss of Yaraduwa and the calloussness of OBJ. Imagine how he is currently destroying the judiciary and using the army to kill innocents in Maiduguri to avenge the killig of securitymen by Boko Haram.
Even with the insecurity, ddelapidation of services, poverty, apathy this man is talking about extending his rule.

RE: COME ON KENNETH

Your articles make interesting reading but I hardly see what holding elected officials accountable has to do with the carnage being unleashed daily on hapless citizens of specific groups. There are ways of dealing with erring politicians. It includes not electing them and. recall Even those who enjoy immunity can still be investigated for eventual criminal prosecution when they leave office. Ibori is a fugitive today while the wife is serving a jail term albeit not in Nigeria. The Hausa/Fulani henchmen in Jos are not the only idle brains around. There are many others. Iam all for peaceful co-existence but that has no place in my being deprived of my God endowed right for a total stranger. Our Igbo brothers are the most widespread dwellers. Yet they have never sought to be given an empire where ever they are. Ibrahim, today I am being reminded of friends I was forced to part with ten years ago in another senseless act very reminiscent of the Jos situation.

re:are you blind?

Lawal or whatever your demonic name is,you are a mad and satanic dog.you will soon be slaughter like ileya goat.you are next to die a painful death.you and your whole family members.

Recently in Jos Muslims were

Recently in Jos Muslims were attacked and killed at praying ground in the presence of security agents but the average Nigerian never looked at that as a issue to be commented on as this particular incident. How do we then call our selves one nation one destiny

ARISE WAKE UP NIGERIANS!

IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU DONT WANT TO GET DONE JUST HAND IT TO THE FEDERAL GOV'T OF NIGERIA YOU CAN BE SURE THAT AS DAY AND NIGHT WOULD COME THAT IT WOULD SURELY NOT GET DONE.ITS TIME NIGERIANS REALIZE THESE SO CALLED POLITICIANS IN GOVT DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYBODY, NIETHER DO THEY CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY. CHANGE CAN ONLY COME WHEN WE AS CITIZENS GET UP AND BEGIN TO DEMAND OUR RIGHTS! LABOR UNIONS, TRADE UNIONS, NIGERIAN STUDENTS ASSOC, NBA, MARKET WOMEN, NMA, ETC EVERY UNION MUST BEGIN TO MOBILIZE TO HOLD GOVTS ACCOUNTABLE. UNIONS SHOULD NOT JUST BE ABOUT DEMANDING WAGE INCREASES. WE MUST BEGIN TO HOLD THE FEDEAL GOVT ACCOUNTABLE. WE MUST ASK THE FED GOVT WHAT ITS DOING ABOUT THE JOS SITUATION AND GO ON STRIKE IF NECCESARY. WE MUST ASK WHAT THE GOVT IS DOING ABOUT ELECTRICITY, ROADS, EDUCATION, HEALTH, NIGERIAN UNIONS MUST BEGIN TO MOBILIZE TO FORM A FORMIDABLE PRESSURE GROUP THAT CAN HOLD THE GOVT ACCOUNTABLE! NIGERIANS IF WE CONTINUE TO REMAIN QUIET THINGS WOULD NOT CHANGE.

How can u be so stupid?

I felt bitter reading ur comment. Are u justifying the reprisal attacks? I wanted to say you are too stupid but i felt compelled to withdraw the statement with the understanding of the zenith of ur illiteracy willfully and magnanimously manifested in ur outcry. It is rather unfortunate that we most at times result to name calling n fault finding in the face of tribulation. We seriously need to be more objective n realistic n not sentimental nor displaying our religiosity when national issues are discussed especially when it involves the loss of PRECIOUS LIVES. Peace.

21st Century Islamic conquest in Jos

Genocide is going on in Jos, it seems that this Fulani parasites want to wipe off the real owners of the land so that they can take over their state, they want to depopulate the natives so that they will possess their land. May be this is 21st Century Islamic conquest, This fulani herdsmen should allow the natives to have some peace, this genocide must stop. I blame successive Hausa Fulani Governments for this madness, they opened the country's borders for their Hausa Fulani kiths and kins from the West and North Africa sub-region to come into the country to boost their population. Today the rest of Nigeria is paying the price, especially those in the Middle belts whose arable farm lands has attracted this despicable creatures to feast on their Land like beast. They wont stop untill they wipe out the whole natives and take over their Lands.

god save Nigeria

when are we going to stop all these bad blood of a thing. cant all we coexist?

mind ur words, Muslim not

mind ur words, Muslim not Mohammedan. Prophet Muhammad (SAW)is the messenger of Allah not a religion. Islam means PEACE & there are Muslims all over the country practicing ISLAM as their religion. If u r clamoring for secession u better be & stop mixing words.

Grace period over

@KENETH

To their credit, though, the Mohammedans gave us one month grace period with peaceful coexistence, but our govt did nothing about their goodwill. How do you expect them to actualize their Republic of Arewa? People should get real and realize that once a group of people are aggrieved and begin to agitate for their independence nothing can stop them. You may suppress them for a while, but eventually they will prevail.

The only solution is to divide Nigeria. Let the Mohammedan North go their way.

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