Jos Killings: Islamic cleric vows to retaliate, says ‘We will not forgive and forget’

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Photo: Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi

An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, the leader of the Tijjania Islamic Movement, has vowed that if compensation is not paid to the families of his members who were killed and injured in Jos, Plateau State, last Saturday, his followers will take extreme retaliatory actions, stressing that they will neither “forgive, nor forget” the incident.

Sheikh Bauchi, while appearing on a BBC Hausa Service programme on Tuesday, called on Gov Simon Lalong and the Plateau State government to expedite actions in paying the compensation to the families of his followers or they will bring down the state.

Sheikh Bauchi, also urged Gov. Lalong to not only compensate the victims, but also ensure there is no recurrence of such incident, according to Plateauwatch.

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“Each time my people are on their way, travelling to deliver the gospel of Allah, they get attacked and killed in Jos, Plateau State. As a result of this, we will take action now.

“But this time, we will not forgive and forget. We will take action that is acceptable by the Islamic religion,” Sheikh Bauchi said.

“We are calling on the Plateau State Governor to pay compensation to those that were killed and those that were injured. The Plateau State government should promise that such will never happen again.

“We are waiting for the government’s quick intervention and decision. If the government’s decision is not okay by us, we will take action by our hands.

“We are giving them a time frame to make a decision. But for now, we will remain calm and wait for them but let me warn them that if they refuse to do what we want, they will regret it,” Sheikh Bauchi said.

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