Declaration on the events in Jos
In January 2010, clashes occurred in Jos situated in the Plateau State in Nigeria and have caused the loss of many lives and valuable properties. A few months later, in March, savage attacks on innocent persons were launched in villages around Jos resulting in heavy casualties. These attacks were widely believed to be reprisal to previous killings. This series of tragedies has been officially estimated to have claimed half a thousand lives and destroyed valuable properties.