USAfrica: JOS KILLINGS add to Jonathan’s security headaches as family of 7 killed in christian village of Tatu

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KILLINGS and MAYHEM near JOS add to Jonathan’s security headaches as family of 7 killed in christian village of Tatu.

By Chido Nwangwu. Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston,  USAfricaonline.com , PhotoWorks.TV and the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360 and UNNalumni.

USAfrica: JOS KILLINGS add to Jonathan's security headaches as family of 7 killed in christian village of Tatu

USAfricaonline.com: The religion and ethnic driven violence in central Nigeria state of Plateau continued midnight on Thursday September 9 into this Friday morning as a father, his wife and children and neighbors were murdered by a gunman suspected to be a radical, Fulani Muslim.

The victims are members of the Chollom Gyang family of Tatu village near Heipang in the Barkin Ladi local government council. Local persons and officials in the area added that that the Gyang’s 4-month old baby was also killed.

Various pleas for calm have fallen on deaf ears as the language of armed violence remains dominant despite the presence of armed soldiers and police. A few days ago, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama and Muslim Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir added their voices to the call for restraint.

Several former army generals and mid-level officers of the Nigerian armed forces are from Jos and across the same Plateau State. Significantly, the former head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, comes from the same area but is yet to take any active or open moves and statements concerning the fire in and around Jos.

A well-placed USAfrica contact inside the Jonathan presidency indicate the President has been expected to, “minimally, shuffle the security personnel who are not handling these matters satisfactorily.”

USAfrica noted in its various news insight reports of April, July and August 2011 that the recent, very bold attacks on the Nigerian Police headquarters and the United Nations building in Abuja (Nigeria’s federal capital) by the radical Islamic group Boko Haram left a weak profile of the President Jonathan and his team — in the eyes of the local and international communities.

USAfricaonline.com notes that growing security concerns and the fear of some retaliation have left the greater Jos area on a knife’s edge. The problems in Jos further complicated the concerns Nigerians have about the tempo and capacity of the Jonathan-led government to tackle the red-hot problem of insecurity of lives and property across most of Nigeria.
By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com;  and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn

Also, see USAfrica’s October 17, 2001 special report/alert: Nigeria’s bin-Laden cheerleaders could ignite religious war, destabilize Africa. By USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu. https://usafricaonline.com/chido.binladennigeria.html

310 killed by Nigeria’s ‘talibans’ in Bauchi, Yobe n Maiduguri; crises escalate. USAfricaonline.com  on  July 28, 2009.

www.usafricaonline.com/chido.ngrtalibans09.html

Related and prior reporting on the Jos crises on USAfrica, click here:

10 killed in renewed violence near Jos


News archives related to Jos, here https://usafricaonline.com/?s=jos

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