CRA raises alarm over genocide against Christians in Plateau state


Christian Right Association, CRA is calling on the international community, the especially the United Nations, European Union, governments of United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and the International Criminal Court, ICC, to take note of the ongoing genocide against Christians in Nigeria.
CRA said the pattern, mode and intensity of the massacre is reminiscence of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
The association is worried about the failure of the Nigerian government to arrest and prosecute perpetrators of these killings over the years, which has emboldened them the more.
Consequently, the CRA, will liaise with the affected communities to, among other things, institute actions at the International Criminal Court against the Nigerian government for war crimes.
The CRA is urging all affected communities to be more vigilant and guard themselves against possible extinction, adding thet they should organise themselves and establish community vigilante outfits charged with the responsibility of monitoring and quickly reporting strange movements and attacks to the police and other law enforcement agencies of government, with documented evidence of lodgement of such complaints.
“From the records available to CRA, the following attacks that were carried out in Plateau state in recent days and weeks can be outlined:
“Between 2016 and 2019, there have been 358 incidents of attacks on Irigwe Chiefdom, with 561 deaths, 210 injuries, 4,720 houses burnt, 2892 farms destroyed and 123 cattle rustle;
“From January 1, to April 19, 2020 alone, 22 Irigwe Communities attacked, with 40 deaths recorded, 15 persons injured, 1105 rooms with property burnt, 104 farms destroyed and 67 Food storage barns destroyed.
“Between January 1, 2020 and April 19, 2020, there were 33 attacks. 22 Communities attacked, some attacked more than once; 40 people killed with an additional 2 persons missing till date, 15 persons injured and hospitalized, 1105 residential rooms burnt down including all the properties in those rooms, 104 farms destroyed and, 67 food storage barns burnt” CRA said.

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