Some people who looted items from public and private warehouses after the end of SARS protests were kidnapped by thugs across the country have returned the items in their possession, asking the Plateau state government for forgiveness.
The repentant people were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by a popular evangelist from the Church of Christ in the Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo, who explained that they made confession during a prayer revival organized at the High School Zang Bukuru. , Jos South Local Government.
The clergyman said that more than 2,000 people came forward after the gospel hearing where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism that affected public and private properties in the state.
This action, according to him, is not only an invitation of God’s wrath against the suspects but against the entire State. He said that the hijacking of the ENDSARS protest is a plan of the devil to sink God’s will for Plateau State, which cannot be left without intercession.
Moved by the message, some of the people involved in the looting repented and decided to bring some of the items they still had in their possessions as a token of restitution and a request for mercy from God and the Plateau state government.
Reverend Dachomo appealed to Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong to moderate justice with mercy by granting forgiveness to repentant individuals who volunteered for the revival meeting with the promise not to participate in such acts again.
Upon receiving the articles on behalf of the Governor, the Secretary of State Government, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu praised Rev. Dachomo for appealing to the consciences of the affected people who came to ask for forgiveness.
He said that the action of the looters was a great detriment to the state, as not only food was looted, but heavy machinery, public infrastructure and businesses worth billions of naira were stolen and destroyed.
Professor Atu advised the youth of the Plateau State to be wary of hearing the incitement of people who are not even from the Plateau State, but who come to the state on purpose to orchestrate the destruction after which they disappear to their places of origin upon same as during ENDSARS. protest.
He promised to refer the repentant people’s plea to the Governor for further consideration.