Residents demand government action, insisting a show of force will end the violence
More than 100 people have been killed in central Nigeria in recent weeks as militants terrorize farmers and victims despair of getting help from their government.
On Thursday, 250 villagers led by Christian church leaders marched through the city of Jos to demand action from the authorities.
“It is heartbreaking to see innocent citizens being killed and their properties destroyed in such a horrific way,” Daniel Okoh, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said in a statement.
Several residents told RT that the government’s failure to publicly hold activists accountable for their crimes emboldened the attackers, saying it was important to send the message that no one was above the law. “Once justice is done, these attacks will stop,” predicted a resident of Jos.
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