Show Compassion To Victims of Communal Clash – BECO President
An appeal has been made to the Plateau State government and spirited individuals to show compassion to the plight of victims of the recent clashes between Vwang community of Jos South and Kwall community in Bassa local government council.
It is two weeks now since the clash between the two communities, in which 2 lives (from Vwang) had been lost, while 10 houses were burnt down and properties destroyed.
In a reaction to the clash, the Berom Educational and Cultural Organization (BECO), in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Jos over the weekend by its President and Secretary, Da Ericson E. Fom, and Da Davou Choji Davou, condemned in totality and sympathized with the families of those who lost their loved ones as well as those whose properties were destroyed.
In the statement, it was mentioned that, “As sad as these killings are, BECO totally condemned the initiators, sponsors and perpetrators of these dastardly acts.”
According to them, “It should be noted that our two neighboring and border communities have for ages lived and interacted peacefully, resolving their disputes and disagreements amicably through established legal, traditional and other cultural methods.”
It further stated that, “It is the belief of the BECO that consultations and dialogue remains the only credible means of resolving conflicts that may arise between our communities;” stressing that, “BECO, therefore, lends its support to all the consultative and collective ways being adopted by the authorities of the two local government areas, traditional institutions, security agencies and community organizations, in order to ensure the restoration of peace.”
The statement further called on the communities to take steps to eliminate mutual suspicion, rumours and deliberate acts of criminality by collectively condemning the violent acts by those who seek to profit from the misfortune and misery of their people.