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Plateau’s bloody week holds important long-term consequences for the rest of the country, as does our global poverty profile, the President taking a swipe at restructuring advocates, and the finance ministry’s chest thumping while not saying much.
The #Plateau incident underscores the simmering nature of multiple low and medium intensity conflicts occurring across #Nigeria, a historically certain prelude to a total breakdown of law and order.
Inter-communal distrust has continued to escalate with cyclical patterns of strife in conflict areas.

The pervasive loss of confidence in @AsoRock as a neutral arbiter is a key factor in this escalation as it encourages communities to adopt vigilantism with catastrophic results
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I remember as a young lawyer in 2001 I appeared before the Justice Niki Tobi Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the then Jos Crisis. After hearing all parties, the late erudite Jurist one day called us and senior community leaders into his chambers. 1/2 #Plateau
Late Justice Niki Tobi recounted all that he had heard in the on the 2001 Jos Crisis. He told us & senior community leaders all parties must redouble their efforts for peace to be restored on the #Plateau because 'the evil Djin had been led out of the bottle' 1/2 #Plateau
Those of us who were around that time (2001) will remember how then President Obasanjo declared a state of emergency on the state, sacked then Governor Dariye, appointed a sole administrator, Gen. Chris Ali and inuagurated the Niki Tobi Commission to look into the #Plateau crisis
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Just In: My colleague travelled to Abuja for his Agip scholarship test. On his way back to Jos, some guys stopped their vehicle to inquire whether they were Muslims or Christians. Luckily for them, they were all Christians and so their vehicle was allowed to pass freely.
The only Muslim lady inside the vehicle was lucky enough to pull her hijab and she hid it. That was what saved her from being lynched. My friend said he saw them smashing the head of two people right in from of him ( a driver transporting tomatoes and peppers & a young man).
According to him, a lady backing a small baby was almost lynched but some of them protested and begged she be left alone because of her baby. That was her own saving grace.
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