By Kingsley Chijioke
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Residents of Jos, the Plateau State capital, have been called upon to do all they could to ensure peace and tranquility not only return to the city but the entire state in general.
The residents were also urged to guard against the resurgence of violence which erupted in parts of the state recently and led to loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of properties.
The call was made at the 2021 International Peace Day panel discussion organized by the Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN), Jos and the Social Justice and Human Development for Peace Initiative (JDPC), Jos and Tearfund.
Japhet Philip of the JDPC Jos which is the social arm of the Catholic Church which takes care of social issues in the society and has been working hard towards ensuring peaceful coexistence among the divers ethno-religious groups in the society.
He urged the participants to pass what they have learnt to their wards and become advocates of peace, tolerance and forgiveness in their respective communities.
On her part, Salome Majam of CRUDAN explained that the collaboration as well as their initiative to work with the community leaders, religious and traditional rulers is strategic and will yield good results.
She said they will continue to pursue peace initiatives that will stimulate sustainable peace and unity in the state.
Some of the participants who spoke pledged to guard against the resurgence of violence, attacks and reprisals in the city and other communities as well.
In her remarks the Women Leader of Jos/Bukuru community in Jos South local government area, Zainab Mohammed Inuwa said without peace the society would be in dissaray and that even the religion and cultural lifestyle would not be practiced as desired.