President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the violence and killings in some parts of Kaduna State which claimed the lives of 20 members of the community.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari said: “These unfortunate deaths are the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani peoples in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between themselves.”
The President called for a peaceful coexistence between the two groups, urging indigenes of the state and other Nigerians to, “refrain from comments in the traditional and social media, especially by people who have little knowledge of the history of the longstanding conflict.”
Furthermore, he appealed to traditional and religious leaders to be cautious with their comments on the conflict, so as not to brew more trouble in the affected areas.
Buhari also condemned the resurgence of cultist killings in Rivers State and ordered for increased community and law enforcement action against its escalation.
Buhari condoled with those who lost loved ones in the attacks, saying: “The entire nation grieves with you. The Nigerian army and police are already in the area to ensure that peace and security are restored.”