Rep alleges genocide against communities


The member representing Jos North/Jos South Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, has described the killings in the state as “a genocide.”

The lawmaker, at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, said the attacks should not be referred to as crises but a genocide committed against the people of the state.

Mr Bagos said the people of the state are being killed while their lands are grabbed by non-state actors.

He, however, failed to reveal the identities of the non-state actors, saying it is the responsibility of the State Security Service (SSS) to name the perpetrators.

Stating that a clash would involve two sides having casualties, Mr Bagos said: “I have not seen where the people that are having clashes — farmer-herder clash — when it is farmers that are always chased from their land, killed on the land. Their lands are being grabbed and you call it clash, I don’t understand .

“The real situation, the real issue on the ground is genocide. So if we don’t start looking at these angles very well, I know that — how many of the people that have been killed on daily basis — I know how almost a…



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