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Plateau Youths Protest Against Wase Killing, Threatens To Drag Military To ICC

From Agabus Pwanagba – Jos – Following recent attacks in Wase of Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State, where scores of people were killed and properties worth millions of naira destroyed, the State’s Youths have threatened to take the Nigerian military to the International Criminal Court of Justice for committing crimes against humanity.

The youths made their position known Monday during a peaceful “Voice Protest” along Yakubu Gowon way in Jos the Plateau State Capital.

The protesters, who trooped out numbering over 1000, lamented the killing, especially of women and children in the affected LGAs of the State.

The youths leader, Dr. Daniel Meshak, while speaking at the rally said, “We condemn in totality any harm whatsoever against our Nigerian soldiers, however, it’s even more devilish to waste lives at will without making diligent findings to identify those responsible through a Well-coordinated intelligence.

“We condemn the killing of these innocent citizens across the state and call on all authorities concerned to appropriately deal with this matter to its very roots.

“In the event that the military does not take action, we would drag it before the International Criminal Court of Justice for crimes against humanity for killing unarmed civilians”. The group warned.

“The Military should make known the outcome of their two weeks operation in parts of Barkin Ladi and Riyom where the killings still continue till this moment” Meshak stressed.

The youths also called on the security operatives to make sure that, “A Thorough search should be done in areas of Mahanga, Bangyai, Shonong, Atakar, Kwi, Rim, Sopp and parts Bokkos to be able to fish out those unknown gunmen who have been terrorizing the areas”.


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