#TrackNigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over “the latest needless violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa resulting in arson, injuries and deaths”.
He said: ”Violence and bloodshed for whatever reason is unacceptable and condemnable, especially when it is coming as the nation celebrates Easter, with all the lessons of love and peace for humanity.
”Violence has not and cannot be the solution to the resolution of misunderstandings among the people.
He said government would at the same time ”engage in dialogue with local stakeholders in order to get to the root of the crises.”
The president mandated a religious group involved in stitching up broken relationships between communities in Plateau State to work with security agencies in reconciling communities in Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa states.
”The President has also directed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons to scale up their efforts in bringing succour to displaced people.
”President Buhari assured that immediate intervention by the military has brought calm back to communities,” the statement quoted Buhari as saying.(NAN)