Barely one month to the commencement of this year’s general elections, a cross section of Nigerian youths from different parts of the country have vowed to resist any attempt to use them as thugs or engage in political violence. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), in a bid to stem the tide this election season,…
The Senate warned yesterday that allegations of state-sponsored violence in Kaduna, Kano and Kogi States, could create conditions that would undermine democracy in the country.It also set up a panel to look into the allegations in Kogi, and to report back to it in two weeks.
RIGHT from the outset, Plateau State is not known for political violence. This informed the state’s appellation of “Home of Peace and Tourism.” When democratic governance returned in Nigeria in 1999, hate campaigns, hate speeches were unknown to the Plateau people until the state lost its innocence in 2001 not to political violence, but to extraneous religious violence and colouration which is still staring the state in the face up till date.