What’s your excuse for not going to work?

I’m not sure how many people celebrated Andy Murray’s Wimbledon final appearance last night.  One thing is certain, a few ‘sickies’ will have been taken today!  But spare a thought for our guys who are trying to drill boreholes in Jos.

On Saturday, fresh violence broke out in Plateau State.  The scene of the violence was nine villages in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area.  In the last couple of years, our drilling team has completed a number of boreholes around Barikin Ladi.

Gunmen, who also made use of explosives, reportedly attacked the villages in the early hours of Saturday.  The suspicion is that a Fulani group carried out the attacks in retaliation for the arrest of Fulani men suspected to have killed a policeman.  Inhabitants of one village ran to the church and sheltered in the house of the Pastor, where they were cornered and murdered.

Fifty bodies were later recovered!

On Sunday, during the mass burial, gunmen attacked mourners and claimed even more victims!

Is it any wonder that Jos is described as “tense” this morning?  Is it any wonder that Tim instructed our guys to stay at home?

Please pray that peace will return to Plateau and that those bereaved will be comforted.