NIGERIA.— Many people had thought the battle between the Hausa-Fulani Muslims and Berom natives in Jos was over, after the re-election of Governor Jonah Jang. But the relative peace that was enjoyed in the last three months suffered a severe setback when groups of Muslim and Christian youths clashed .
On the 29th of August, Birom Christians were recorded eating Muslims they had killed and roasted.
Christians reportedly converged on Muslims observing their Eid annual holy devotion. Christian youth surrounded the praying Muslims and attacked them.Alledgedly the youth burned nearly 60 cars, killing, roasting and eating the several of the Muslim victims.
There was no usual requested security at this particular venue, which is considered a necessity in the very polar town of Jos.
Zainab Usman, translating the video said: At a point as the flesh is being roasted, someone says in Hausa language “…ni zuciyan na ke so…” meaning: “I want the heart”, while another person goes further to ask “…ka sa gishiri?” meaning: “…did you put some salt”?
The crowd was visibly excited throughout the incident, as can be seen in the video.
There must be accountability and culpability for the actions of these youth.
These issues must be addressed be it by the government or community. Nigeria’s government is so entrenched in corruption and the personal usurping of Nigeria’s wealth, that they have left conditions beyond words as this incident demonstrates.
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