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Illicit medicine reason for killings in Plateau: Gbong Gwom Jos

The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Gyang Buba, has blamed the consumption of illicit medicine by youths in Plateau as trigger for the incessant killings and reprisals within the state.

“Consumption of illicit medicine is without doubt one of the main points destroying our youth and main them into killing others,” Mr Buba mentioned.

The Chairman, Plateau Council of Chiefs and Emirs, Mr Buba was talking at an occasion marking the September 7, 2001, Jos disaster on Tuesday.

The occasion was organised by the Plateau Peace Constructing Company (PPBA), with the theme: “Our Plateau; Our Shared Experiences”.

A non secular disaster had erupted in Jos in 2001, the place many acquired killed, scores injured, and properties price billions destroyed.

Interesting to Plateau youths to “say no to medicine and dangerous influences,” the standard ruler mentioned the killings within the state had lingered as a result of lack of ability of younger individuals to place apart their ethnic and spiritual variations and promote peaceable coexistence.

“First, we should know that there can by no means be progress with out peace, and secondly, no tribe can survive with out the opposite.

“We’d like one another to exist; we additionally want peace for our society to develop and develop.

“This merely implies that we should study to stay collectively and for this to occur, younger individuals should unite throughout ethnic and spiritual strains to maneuver this state and nation ahead,” he mentioned.

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