United States of America has condemned the violence and impunity in Plateau State and other parts of the country , calling on the law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind the acts .
The Charge d ’ Affaires, U .S. Embassy in Nigeria , David Young , made the condemnation on Monday at a three – day peace and security conference with the theme ‘A Resurgence of Violence in Plateau State : Forging a Multi -Stakeholder Partnership for Peace and Security’ in Jos , the state capital.
Young also denounced the violence in the Middle Belt , adding that the destruction of innocent souls was not acceptable anywhere .
“We , the people of faith, are saying we submit ourselves to God , but some people don ’t submit themselves to God .
“They submit themselves to hate ; they don’t live by the word of God. We must condemn those behind these terrible acts ; they must be caught and prosecuted . We must break the cycle of impunity that breeds violence and leads to attacks and reprisal attacks .
“Those arrested must be arraigned because bringing the criminal actors to justice is the first step to end violence . The crisis in Nigeria needs a quick response , ” he said.