The Middle Belt Journalists Forum says it is desirous to work with credible international organizations to ending the senseless killings in the middle belt.
In a press statement issued in Jos, Plateau Wednesday, the President of the Middle Belt Journalists Forum, Jonathan Ipaa, said the partnership has become necessary going by the low active stance of the state actors in the affected areas.
The Middle Belt Journalists Forum leader noted that the continue killings in Plateau, Southern Kaduna, Nasarawa, Benue and others while the military was doing less call for concern.
The media pressure forum revealed that it was planning a conference on the matter and will bring in such reputable international organizations to address the issues raised especially how the media could assist in taming the monsters.
Jonathan Ipaa said the partnership with Amnesty International and other non state base organizations was the surely way to keep the government on toes, expose the failure of other key players expected to end the massacre.
The Middle Belt Journalists Forum says it was in agreement with the Amnesty International which also says the failure of Nigerian authorities to protect lives and property has enabled the bloody attacks in some communities in Plateau and Kaduna states.
The Middle Belt Journalists said despite signs of retaliatory attacks, not enough was done to avert the bloodshed, thereby fuelling the ongoing circle of violence.
“We want the Authorities to bring perpetrators of the violent attacks to book.”
From our findings in Jos and Southern Kaduna alone, “at least 112 people were killed, 160 abducted and thousands displaced in Kaduna and Plateau states from July 3 to August 5, 2021. This is not acceptable.”
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