The Plateau State Baptist Conference has expressed shock over the lack of security personnel in communities that have been attacked and abandoned by survivors who fled their homes. The Church has identified more than 500 displaced members in four locations across the state, including Jos metropolis, Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Pankshin local government areas.
The National President of the Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev’d Dr. Israel Akanji, has visited Jos to offer prayers and financial assistance to the victims of the attack.
Rev. Koeleh Saleh, the church leader in Plateau State, has delivered relief materials to survivors in four locations, and has expressed his grief over the attack and the pain it has caused. Most of the members are displaced in over 10 local churches, and people are taking refuge in different places.
The most important details in this text are that there are over 200 displaced persons in Jos, including 50 in Barkin Ladi, 200 in Salama Baptist Church in Mangu and 78 others, including 44 little children at Bwarak, Pankshin.
Relief materials have been provided, but this is not enough. Saleh revealed that many people have been displaced and cannot return to their homes due to the danger. He also alleged that the attackers returned to remove the doors and zinc that were not burnt, and called on the government to protect the ruins and ensure that people return to their farms.
He tasked the government to fulfill its responsibility of providing a safe environment for the people.