I RIDE FOR THE BRAND - REX TILLERSON

"My word is my bond. I ride for the brand. Once I am committed, I am in it for the long haul." - Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State on loyalty.


THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: A SERVANT PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA.

“And I will do this as a servant of the people because I do believe that when one is elected, you basically become a servant of the people of South Africa. And I will seek to execute that task with humility, with faithfulness and with dignity as well. That is what I will seek to do. Thank you all for this great opportunity that I’ve been given. I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa.” - Cyril Ramaphosa, President, South Africa.


ICHEOKU says definitely a right tone to flag off his presidency. Provided he translates his words into action by putting his money where his mouth is, he will succeed as president. ICHEOKU says congratulations Mr President CR.


JACON ZUMA: A GRACIOUS EXIT.

"No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name. I have therefore come to the decision to resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect. Even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organization, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC." - Jacob Zuma, former President, South Africa.


ICHEOKU says certainly a gracious and selfless exit. Goodluck JZ and may God see you through your retirement. Thank you Jacob for accepting to relinquish the office and peacefully too. Like former President Jonathan Goodluck of Nigeria, they rose above self, recognizing that no blood of the citizens should be shed in their names. Worthy of emulation, especially in the African continent where so many despot would rather continuously shed the blood of the citizens than to yield the office. Congratulations.


MORGAN TSVANGIRAI: DEAD AT 65


ICHEOKU says Uncle Robert Mugabe finaly outlived him; admitted he put up a good fight trying to be president of Zimbabwe but to no avail. He was 65 years old and died of colon cancer. May his soul now rest. Adieu Morgan.


WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018

WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018,

ICHEOKU says South Korea is hosting the world of Winter Olympics 2018. A stellar preparation and spectacular performances so far. Congratulations to the host country and the gathered athletes who are gathered in Pyeongchang South Korea for the event.


PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALEINS RENDEZVOUS.

PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALIENS RENDEZVOUS.

ICHEOKU says science and technology are awesome. They make the seemingly impossible, possible. Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster enroute to Mars atmospheric orbit. Congratulations to Elon Musk and his SpaceX and Tesla teams.


OBAMA: WHAT DID HE KNOW.


ICHEOKU says what did former President Barack Hussein Obama know and when did he know it. America people must demand of their leaders a full disclosure and full accountability in the unfolding FBI released memo scandal. Only by getting to the bottom of the matter will American people regain their confidence in their law enforcement agencies.


FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


THE MEMO: THE CRITICAL AND CRUCIAL POINTS.


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISA court without the Michael Steele's dossier information. Michael Steele was engaged by Hillary Clinton's campaign and Fusion GPS to obtain dirt information on then candidate Donald John Trump which subsequently produced the infamous Steele's dossier. This is the but-for test: but for the dossier alleging collusion, there would not have been a Mueller's Russian investigation.


Michael Steele admitted to then Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr that he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president. Bruce Ohr's wife was also then employed by the same Fusion GPS which hired Michael Steele to help it with digging up dirt on Trump. But Bruce Ohr kept this critical bias information and the fact that his own wife was also employed in the illicit dirty job activities by the same Fusion GPS out of the Justice department application to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance warrant that led up to the Russian probe. The dossier was a bogus hatchet job manufactured to just smear and nail Trump.


ICHEOKU says the web of conspiracy could not be any clearer: first you have a desperate Michael Steele who is out to stop the election of Donald Trump at all cost and by all and every means necessary. Then you have interest of financial gains through employment, which probably persuaded the hiding of the vital information from the FISA court. The information could have negated the issuance of the warrant and without which the court might have otherwise declined its issuance. Yet somebody is saying what; that the Russian Investigation is not a big ruse or as the president would say a political WITCH hunt.


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT

I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT
"I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their respective countries first. But America First does not mean America alone. So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people—to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams. To protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures. A nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production – a nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: The values, pride, love, devotion and character of the people who call that nation home." - President Donald John Trump, Davos 2018.

POPE CONDEMNS FAKE NEWS (CNN): SEES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

POPE CONDEMNS CNN: AGREES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

ICHEOKU says President Donald John Trump, the man who saw tomorrow, has a new ally. Pope Francis has finally seen the light on what the president has been talking about for nearly two years now. The Holy See has now come to appreciate what PDJT went through in the hands of purveyors of Fake News, which unfortunately is continuing till today. The pope called them evil and compared them to the Biblical garden of Eden's serpent, which fed Eve with Fake News about what will happen if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit. ICHEOKU commends the pope for finally turning around the corner. Well done papa for calling out the likes of CNN and co. Bravo.

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH.

ICHEOKU says he submitted himself to the Walter Reed National hospital for a three and half hours medical examination which included his requested, but not required, mental acuity test. The president passed excellently well and aced his IQ test 30/30. ICHEOKU says yet another nail on the coffin of the fake book Fire and Fury hatchet job which had claimed unfounded story about the president's mental health. But will the possessed far left media hordes now take their chill pill and let the president be? Your guess is as good as ICHEOKU's. ICHEOKU says congratulations President Donald John Trump for once again shaming your traducers. It is now all the way live to 2020 and a second term assured victory.


ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ARE ENGAGED: HURRAY!

ICHEOKU says they look nice together and hopefully the crazy media and their paparazzi hordes will let them be and not force them into a life of misery or accidentally run them off the cliff. Lady Di's tragic experience is still painfully fresh till this day and no one, not ICHEOKU, wants to relive or experience such awfulness again, NEVER again. May God protect and bless the duo as they take their baby steps into the journey of of so many unknown absurdities called marriage. All the best Harry and Meghan.


AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Monday, December 1, 2008

NIGERIA, THE UNENDING HUMAN SLAUGHTER!

The Hausa-Fulani terrorists of Nigeria have struck again, this time in the Plateau State city of Jos where their fanatical lunacy have claimed the lives of more than four (400) innocent Nigerians particularly of the disinterested Igbo origin. You may call it whatever you want, either political or religious riots, but at Icheokudotcom, we call it what it is - TERRORISM!
India's interior minister and their national security adviser have since resigned their offices following the Mumbai massacre but the authorities in Nigeria is yet to take full responsibility for the hell let loose in Jos by asking for the heads of their interior minister as well as other persons entrusted with safe-guarding the lives and properties of these dead and displaced Nigerians. Icheokudotcom says this lack of responsibility is the bane of Nigeria and the single reason for this kind of repeat-tragedies bedeviling this African nation. Somebody has to take the fall for the next guy to buckle up.

These crazed-out Hausa-Fulani mobs in addition to the several lives they untimely dispatched to the world beyond, also burned homes, shops, cars, vehicles, mosques and churches. As always, these urchins find one excuse or another to let out this their nefarious penchant for violating the sanctity of human lives - this time it was a disputed local government council elections that was used as a cover-up?

According to our findings, this latest mayhem was provoked after rumours spread that the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate backed by Hausas had lost the race! Icheokudotcom says the implication of this Hausa-Fulani maniacal machination is that it must always be them, otherwise people have to be slaughtered like thanksgiving turkeys?
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JOS MAYHEM
How they killed our husband –Pregnant wives
From EBOMHIANA MUSA and PAUL ORUDE, Jos
Wednesday, December 3, 2008


•The pregnant wives with their children
Photo: Sun News Publishing
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Two pregnant housewives have recounted the chilling details of how their husband was brutally killed by rampaging youths who shot him and then burnt their house to ashes.

Hafsatu Mallam Muhammadu and Adama Muhammadu who said they narrowly escaped added that they watched helplessly as their husband died of gun shots in the neck at FOMWAN Hospital in Gangere where he was rushed to after he was shot and beaten to pulp.

The two distraught housewives, who spoke amidst tears to Daily Sun on Tuesday, four days after the sad incident, said they managed to escape without being able to carry any personal effects from their house in Tudun Wada area in Jos Metropolis as it was completely razed by rioters.

The senior wife, Hafsatu, 30, mother of five told Daily Sun, " I was in the house when the crisis started. My husband asked me to wait to see what was happening. I was scared. I wanted to run. He told me that I shouldn’t worry that there would be no problem. He didn’t know it was serious. Later, I jumped over the fence with my five children, even though I am four months pregnant."

Hafsatu said she and her five children went to one Liman’s house for safety. She said further, "My husband then went to the mosque and that was when he was shot in the neck."
Hafsatu, who is currently taking refuge at the Government Secondary School, Gangare along with her mate and thousands of other displaced persons, said efforts to save her husband’s life were in vain as he gave up few hours later.

Adama, the second wife of the deceased, escaped the same time with the senior wife and her children.
"It was a horrible experience," she said. "After we stayed at Liman’s house for a while, they came there and attacked again and we escaped. We trekked to Bukuru for hours for fear of being killed and to look for food. We were very hungry and tired. We had no where to run to. I am pregnant, my first, and it was a very difficult experinmce for me. My mate encouraged me to be strong, otherwise, I almost fainted," Adama added.

Adama said she was the one who alerted the other wife that it was dangerous to remain in the house.
She said, "I was waiting outside not too far from the mosque in my area when someone came and asked me to leave that it was not safe. I immediately went into the house to inform my mate."
Hafsat said they made their escape after waiting for their husband who had earlier gone to the mosque.
"When I didn’t see him, I was sacred. But news later came to us that he was shot in the neck. I was with him at the hospital but he couldnt speak and later he died.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Nuhu Gagara, has confirmed that over 250 persons have been killed since the crisis erupted on Friday.
In an interview with Daily Sun in his office on Tuesday, Gagara said the state government has spent close to N80 million to take care of the victims who were displaced by the crisis.
He said food itmes, cloths, grains, drugs and other relief materials are being distributed daily among the displaced persons scattered in 20 different centres within Jos.

The commissioner disagreed with those who attributed the crisis to disagreement arising from the local election hled last week, noting that PDP was firmly on ground and had no oppostion in the state.
He said all the state EXCO members of the supposed main opposition party in the state, the AC, except the chairman have decamped to the PDP.
He, therefore, said there was no basis for any meaningful challenge or opposition against the dominace of the PDP.

However, officials of the Jamatul Nasiral Islam (JNI), highly disputed the figure being bandied by the state government.
As at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, 17 fresh bodies in two different vans were being shifted out of the Jos Central mosque for mass burial.

Five corpes in military uniform were sighted under the Nassarawa Gwom bridge as passersby gathered to take a pathetic glimpse at them.
The state police Commissioner, Mr Samson V. Wudah in company of the AIG zone 4, Mr. Richard Chime, toild Daily Sun at the state police command that the police authorities were on top of the sitruation.

He said more enforcement (men and materials) were being deployed from neighbouring states to beef up security on ground.
They condemned what they called outrageous figures being published by foreign media.
Meanwhile, curfew is still in force in the metropolis, even as the banks remain shut. Customers who daily beiseige the banks are groaning as they find it impossible to access funds.
Except for few shops which are opened for business, activities in the city remain paralysed.

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Jos Crisis: Danjuma Calls For Probe Of Security Agencies


Crisis Not Over, Says Lawmaker
From Isa Abdulsalami, Jos
Former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Theophilous Danjuma (rtd) has implored the Federal Government to investigate the role of security agencies in the crisis that rocked the city of Jos, Plateau State, last week.

And just as the people count their losses in the sectarian violence resulting from the local government elections of November 27, a member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Bitrus Kaze, has warned that the crisis is far from being over.

"Let it be stated clearly that the perpetrators of the Jos mayhem are not relenting and nobody should be deceived that the crisis is over. It is important for this alarm to be raised at this moment. The Jos crisis, as far as the perpetrators of this heinous act are concerned, is not over; they are planning to strike again," Kaze said.

Responding to Governor Jonah Jang's statement during his visit to the state, that security report assured him that there would be no problem, Gen. Danjuma wondered why there could be such report yet the violence still took place. According to him, it means there was a failure on the part of the intelligence service.

The former Minister of Defence advocated the setting up of a high-powered commission of inquiry to investigate the causes, adding that the instigators, sponsors and perpetrators needed to be identified and punished to serve as deterrent against a recurrence.

"A Judicial Commission of Inquiry should be set up to determine what happened and make recommendations. It is only when justice is done and seems to have been done that the frequent crisis can be averted,'' he said.

Gen. Danjuma stated that the use of violence to settle political, religious or ethnic scores was inimical to the efforts towards building a modern, democratic and prosperous nation, adding that the unfortunate crisis was a setback to the efforts to promote unity, security and development in northern Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole.

He, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government and the Plateau State government to go beyond palliative measures and promote genuine reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction, adding that the government needed to invest in mass education to equip and empower youths for productive living and create jobs for them through revival of agriculture and public work.

Responding, Governor Jonah Jang said it was impossible for any society to progress and for democracy to strive under crisis, adding that it was unfortunate that such crisis occurred in the state for the second time.

The governor, who debunked the claim that the crisis was caused by the local government election, said the election was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere without any rancour, adding that it was at the collating stage that some group of people started killing innocent citizens in Jos North Local Council.

Said he: "If it was a political crisis, one expected them to descend on government property, PLASIEC building but none of these were touched. Instead, Churches and other private residents were set ablaze.''

Kaze said there were clandestine and nocturnal meetings being summoned in some places of worship within Jos, involving some fundamentalists and former top-ranking officials of government. "They are planning to launch an offensive again using the inauguration of the elected local government council chairmen, especially that of Timothy M. Buba no matter when it holds," he said.

Kaze continued: "They are plotting to resort to any option to prevent him from being sworn-in and or assuming duties in his new office. We cannot risk relying on the confirmation or empty assurances of some Security Chiefs on this one any longer. We have sounded this alarm early enough for Nigerians to know and to watch events as they unfold in Plateau State. Jos is a miniature Nigeria and any threat to peace and security easily resonates across this huge nation."

He called on peace-loving citizens of the state to eschew violence in all its ramification and embrace civilized and legal means of expressing and assuaging their grievances. "We must all do every thing possible to desist from violence and not engage in behaviour that will jeopardize our hard earned peace." Kaze warned.

Kaze, at a press conference, corroborated newspaper reports that the election was peaceful. But "in the wee hours of Friday November 28, 2008, security reports filtered in that some irate youths had taken to the streets at Ali Kazaure Street with lethal weapons allegedly aggrieved at the perceived defeat of their preferred candidate in the elections even when results were still being collated and were yet to be announced.

It is common knowledge that on receiving this security report, Governor Jang immediately summoned Security Chiefs in the State and consulted them in two separate meetings, they left with a clear directive to checkmate any threat to peace. He also requested for the deployment of more security personnel from the Nigeria Army, Air Force and other Para-military agencies. It is my considered opinion that he deserves to be commended for rising up to the occasion early or else that carnage could have been worst," he stressed.