Nigeria: Resort to bloodshed over minor disagreement in Kaduna worrisome- Buhari
London, October 20, 2018 (AltAfrica)-President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State which claimed 55 lives.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians over misunderstandings that can be resolved peacefully was worrisome.
“No culture and religion support the disregard for the sanctity of life. Peaceful coexistence is necessary for the progress of any society and its wellbeing,” the President said.
He noted that without communal harmony, the environment for the conduct of “our everyday businesses would be impossible to achieve.”
Buhari explained that “violence cannot be an alternative to peace. On the contrary, reliance on violence leads to ultimate self-destruction. Violence is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Embracing peace is a necessity.”
In commending the Kaduna State government for its rapid response to the crisis, the President appealed to community leaders to engage in regular dialogue to nip imminent crises in the bud.
He also admonished the people to develop the spirit of tolerance and patience at all times.