Few days after the Plateau massacre in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of the state which left over 120 killed and 200 injured, residents of Kakuruk village turned up for service in their burnt church.
The villagers who are trying to put together wrecked pieces of their lives after the massacre, posed for photos after church service. Facebook user and a member of the church, Henry Daniel Bago, who shared photos of the first Sunday service held in the burnt church, wrote:
THE SEED IS BURIED TO THE GROUND AGAIN.
This is kakuruk, COCIN RCC Gashish (Rcc headquarters) Plateau state
The fire was still burning when the people of God remembered the sabbath day by coming together in unity to serve the Lord (sunday service 1/7/2018) as if everything is ok.
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Do the skies themselves send down showers?
No, it is you, Lord our God.
Therefore our hope is in you,
for you are the one who does all this. Jer 14: 22
Here are photos below;
Mr David Young, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Nigeria on the other hand has condoled with the people of Plateau over the recent killings in the state. Young, who extended his country condolence on Monday in Jos when he visited Gov. Simon Lalong, urged Nigerians to embrace peace and promote unity in the country.
He emphasised the need for the people to speak peace and work ways to ensure that the realisation of and affirm the need for peaceful coexistence among them. The deputy chief of mission said that life was sacred, irrespective of who and where the citizens might belong.