New Jos Riots: Who is accountable?

Jos Explodes Again While Still Under Security Watch: Who is accountable?

Maj Gen Saleh MainaAsk this man the GOC Commanding the Jos Mechanised Div a Muslim sympathetic to the Hausa Fulani herdsmen   Not the Police Inspector General sequestered In ABUJA 

Maj Gen Saleh Maina. GOC

Jos riots are historical dating back to 1960. We have scientifically analysed the Jos riots which is between traditionally an Hausa Fulani sect mostly matchet wielding and barbaric  and a Christian population who have now learnt over the years to fight back in same barbaric manner

By Liliacwatchdog 

Jos riots are historical dating back to 1960. We have scientifically analysed the Jos riots which is between traditionally an Hausa Fulani sect mostly matchet wielding and barbaric  and a Christian population who have now learnt over the years to fight back in same barbaric manner .

To worsen it the current General officer commanding the Jos Division Brigadier Gen Maina is a Hausa Fulani and fuelling this riots by looking the other way to discredit the Acting President Jonathan and fuel a probable reason for a coup based on instability. This Jos riots has nothing to do with I.G Onovo. 

A Jos Resident wrote: Moslems attacked Christians in Jos. I want you to know that each time there is a crisis in Jos, moslems are always the first to attack Christians. It is not Ethnic as it is repeatedly reported in the media. It is political and religious. Hausa/Fulani Moslems always attack indigene and non indigene Christians to express their disatisfaction when they do not get their way in the state. 

Calling for a state of emergency means giving victory to the enemy. Because the plan is to demonise the governor to make him look ineffective and to get him removed so that they can plant someone who will do the Hausa/Fulani bidding in the state. A state of emergency is wrong, immoral and illegal and will be more detrimental to the people of the state. 

They have perfected the art of shouting and screaming wolf and getting the whole world to buy their propaganda when they are really the perpetrators and not the victims.What we need is for everyone to call on the moslem Hausa/Fulani to stop the mayhem, the violence, the propaganda. the enemity and animosity in Plateau state or go back to where they came from. Each one of them knows very well their state of origin. If they cannot live in peace and do not find it acceptable to live in peace elsewhere then they should go back to their roots and leave the people of Plateau State alone. Plateau is a peaceful state and resents what the Hausa/Moslems are doing to destroy the state. They should live in peace or leave now!  


dead bodies in Jos Riots 





Apr 16, 1988 –  – Nigeria closed five universities and called in riot police to quell student demonstrations against gasoline price increases after six people were killed in the central town of Jos. University authorities said on Thursday students had been asked to stay at home as riots erupted in Jos.


Mar 15, 2000 – A history of religious coexistence quickly gave way to extremism. ”Shariah must be done; Shariah is law,” rioters scrawled on the houses of destroyed … But many people say Mr. Obasanjo has acted cautiously because of his own place in Nigerian history and his increasingly delicate … 03/15/world/ new-strife …


Sep 19, 2001 – Abuja — Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to bring the people behind the recent Jos riots to book to serve as a deterrent to other law breakers. Speaking with newsmen, Senator Waku said similar incidents had happened in several cities in the …

From Nigeria: Jos Riot: stories/20010919 0358.html


Nov 25, 2002 – Jos riots again: What are the possible consequences of the rioting for politics? Mr. JOSEPH: Well, first of all, it continues to the underlying tension in … I mean, I shudder to say, you know, anybody familiar with the worst tragedy in Nigerian history, namely the Nigerian civil war, I mean, … NR/lib00401 …


Jul 14, 2003 – Jos — The Court of Appeal, Jos division, has granted bail to eight accused person who were among others randomly arrested by law enforcement agents on September 10, 2001 during the ethno-religious crisis in Plateau State on allegations of various offences including murder. …

From Nigeria: Jos Riots: Court of Appeal Grants Bail to 8 Persons – stories/20030715 0017.html


Jun 16, 2004 – That combustible mix fuelled a recent orgy of violence across this fertile central Nigerian state. Churches and mosques were razed. … Some weeks after the Jos riots, recalled Saleh Bayeri, the leader of a cattlemen’s group, a Fulani herder was killed in Kassa, along with 22 of his … 06/16/world/ letter-from …


Feb 19, 2006 – In September 2001 news of the attack by al-Qaeda hijackers on New York and Washington rekindled unrest in Jos which killed 915 people. And in 2002 an attempt to stage the Miss World beauty contest in Nigeria offended conservative Muslims and led to a riot which left 220 dead.

From Churches torched in Nigerian cartoon riot, 15 die – au/news/world/ churches- torched-in …


Dec 1, 2008 – 1 (Bloomberg) — A curfew in the northern Nigerian town of Jos quelled three days of fighting in which at least 200 people died, the Nigerian Red Cross said, as the government … 28 and ordered troops to shoot rioters on sight in a bid to curb the city’s worst violence in seven years. …

From Nigerian Curfew Quells Jos Riots; Death Toll May Rise – com/apps/ news?pid= 20601116&sid …


Apr 30, 2009 – The Jos riots are no exception. There have been not less than three probe panels on this on-and-off crisis in the last decade alone. … The Hausa/Fulani can have their own Sarkin Hausawa like their kith and kin in other areas of Nigeria but to insist that the Jos Sarkin Hausawa is …

From Nigeria: Jos Riots stories/20090430 0439.html


Jan 21, 2010 – Mass funerals have been taking place in the central Nigerian city of Jos, where fighting between Muslims and Christians has left hundreds dead. A BBC reporter in the region says the easing of a 24-hour curfew has allowed religious leaders to organise burials. …

From Nigeria – Mass funerals in Jos riots – Related 

March 7th 2010; About 100 killed Jos riots

March 8, 2010: Over 500 people mostly women and children were yesterday killed by Fulani herdsmen on reprisal attacks. At least 45 children including toddlers were among those hacked to death, gunned down or roasted in their abodes which were torched by the marauders at about 2.30 am.


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Brief statistics of dead people counted so far 

Over 200 people, mostly women and children so far counted dead, killed in 3 villages near Shen in Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

At least 45 children, including toddlers, were among those hacked to death, gunned down or roasted in their houses. 

75 houses were razed in Dogon Na Hauwa village where most of the killings occurred. 

Perpetrators: Suspected Fulani herdsmen 

Time: Starting about 2.30 a.m. 

Affected places: Dogon Na Hauwa, Ratsat and Jeji villages. 

Remarks: What does this say about Nigeria security apparatus? The Nigeria Polices Force, The Nigerian Army, Air-force, Civilian Defense Force, and all other vigilante services? 

If this is not failure of the system, from the local Divisional Police Officer, to the State Commissioner of Police, to the Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police  Force which has the primary duty of safety of lives and properties; then what is it? 

There are dereliction of duty here resulting in all these deaths; all these damages to lives and properties. The system failed, somebody, group of people manning the system failed; who is therefore accountable?


JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Acting President on Sunday ordered security forces to hunt down those behind clashes involving Muslim herders and Christian villagers which killed more than 100 people in the center of the country. 

The latest unrest in Nigeria’s volatile Plateau state comes at a difficult time, with acting leader Goodluck Jonathan trying to assert his authority while country’s ailing leader Umaru Yar’Adua remains too sick to govern the oil-producing nation. 

Villagers in Dogo Nahawa, just south of the city of Jos, said Hausa-Fulani herders from the surrounding hills attacked at about 3 a.m. (0200 GMT), shooting into the air before slashing those who came out of their homes with machetes. 

The violence took place close to where sectarian clashes killed hundreds of people in January. 

“The Acting President has placed all the security forces in Plateau and neighbouring states on red alert so as to stem any cross-border dimensions to this latest conflict,” Jonathan’s office said in a statement. 

“He has also directed that the security services undertake strategic initiatives to confront and defeat these roving bands of killers,” he said.

A Reuters witness who visited the village counted around 100 bodies piled in the open air. Pam Dantong, medical director of Plateau State Hospital in Jos, showed reporters 18 corpses that had been brought from the village, some of them charred. 

Officials said other bodies had been taken to a second hospital in the state capital, Jos.

Gregory Yenlong, spokesman for Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang, said as many as 500 people may have been killed but there was no independent confirmation of this. 

“The shooting was just meant to bring people from their houses and then when people came out they started cutting them with machetes,” said Dogo Nahawa resident Peter Jang, women crying behind him. 


Four days of sectarian clashes in January between mobs armed with guns, knives and machetes killed hundreds of people in Jos, which lies at the crossroads of Nigeria’s Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. 

Jonathan deployed hundreds of troops and police to quell January’s unrest, in which community leaders put the death toll at more than 400. Official police figures estimated the death toll from the clashes two months ago at 326. 

Yenlong said the state government may consider extending a dusk-to-dawn curfew still in place after January’s unrest. 

It was not immediately clear what triggered the latest unrest, but thousands have died in religious and ethnic violence in central Nigeria over the past 10 years. 

The tension is rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands with migrants and settlers from the Hausa-speaking Muslim north. 

The instability underscores the fragility of Africa’s most populous nation as it approaches the campaign period for 2011 elections with uncertainty over who is in charge. 

Yar’Adua returned from three months in a Saudi hospital, where he was being treated for a heart condition, a week and a half ago but has still not been seen in public. Presidency sources say he remains in a mobile intensive care unit. 

Fears of a debilitating power struggle between Yar’Adua’s inner circle, keen to maintain its grip on power, and Jonathan sprang up in the OPEC member state of 140 million people when the 58-year-old leader was brought back late at night. 

Jonathan has moved quickly to reassert his authority, chairing his first cabinet meeting since Yar’Adua’s return.