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Nigerian leaders speak at Christian burial

The National President of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Prince Robert Ashi Dodo, has likened the situation confronting the Rigwe Nation to that of the Israelites, who in spite of numerous enemies have remained indomitable.


Prince Ashi made the statement on April 23 at Kwall during the mass burial of Mr. Timothy Weyi Doro, Mrs. Naomi Bitrus, and Abba Zereh whose lives were inhumanely cut short by militants in an ambush along Twin Hill Road, Miango.

The President, who was emotional in his address, noted that the Rigwe nation has been the subject of serial and incessant attacks by the marauders. But God, he said, who created the Rigwe people with a divine purpose has been sustaining and preserving the people and the land despite their enemies’ plans to wipe out all the people and seize the land.

“It is high time Plateau tribes understand that what is happening is not about Rigwe land and people but is an agenda aimed at ethnic cleansing of all Plateau tribes,” Prince Ashi said. “It has happened with Tarok, Berom, Anaguta, Mwagavul, Afizere, and others meaning it is about Plateau.”

He called for cooperation and unity in the effort to end the spate of terror and mayhem being unleashed on Plateau State. Finally, Prince Ashi commiserated with the immediate family and the entire Rigwe nation, called for vigilance and consciousness in terms of security, and thanked those who came from different places to join the nation in mourning and praying.


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