Nasarawa State Chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam-JNI and Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN has condemned the killings of innocent travellers in Jos, Plateau state.
The two religious bodies made their position known in a joint press briefing led by Imam Mohammed Ali, Secretary General of JNI and Arch. Bishop Joseph Masin, state CAN chairman in Lafia.
According to them, both Islam and Christianity preach peace and therefore call on all adherents of the two religions to continue to remain calm and live peacefully with one another in the State.
They said, the state government has assured all citizens that every step would be taken to ensure continued peace and security within the State and that security agencies are always alert to handle any unforeseen circumstances.
The leaders of the JNI and CAN equally encouraged citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or harassment in any form.
They equally, appreciated the State government’s proactive response towards immediate evacuation of Nasarawa state students stranded in Jos as a result of the crisis and the curfew placed by the Plateau State government.
Both the government and the leadership of the two main religions bodies sincerely appreciate the citizens and their adherents in the state for the peaceful co-existence enjoyed since the creation of the state.