Following the Plateau Massacre, an Islamic rights advocacy group, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC has tackled the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong.
The Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, condemned the reaction of Governor Akeredolu, who claimed the killings by the armed men resulted from mistaken identities.
According to Akintola, it was unthinkable for the governors to have associated the Plateau massacre with a flimsy excuse.
However, he requested the arrest of all the members of the Irigwe militia group allegedly responsible for the killing of some Muslim travellers in Plateau State.
EveryEvery.ng gathered that gunmen killed no fewer than twenty-two unarmed Muslims and injured fourteen others.
The Muslims had reportedly attended the annual dhikr prayer in Bauchi State, and they were returning to Ikare, Ondo State, when the notorious Irigwe Christian militia waylaid them.
MURIC rejected Akeredolu’s claims, noting that the governor shed crocodile tears, thereby trivializing the massacre of citizens of his state simply because the victims happen to be Muslims.
The group further stated that Lalong’s body language makes it difficult to trust him.
However, Governor Lalong had declared a 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government Area following the massacre of twenty-two travellers in the state. The curfew is coming amidst the ongoing security threats and tension in some parts of the state.