March 15th, 2010

Nigeria's Jos Plateau of death:dangerous concoction of religion and politics

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, interviews a Christian leader living in a nearby city:

Jonathan: Have you notified the security forces about the attack?
Church Leader: We have lost confidence in the security forces in our country, Nigeria. We are moving into a situation which is not good for our country. Many in the military, especially the army, is taking sides.

As soon as I heard about the attack at about 2 AM, I gave the report to the security operatives and the security operatives went to the village. But they refused to enter the village even when the Muslim attackers were shooting at Christians.

When Christians from a nearby village came to intervene to stop the killing, they were blocked by the security forces from entering the village. The security told the Christians who came for rescue that the village is under curfew and they can’t enter the village until 6 AM.

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