President Buhari reacts to ethnic clashes in Taraba and Adamawa says they are needless

– Pres. Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the ethnic clashes in Taraba and Adamawa states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

– The President in his statement declared that the ethnic clashes are needless and saddening

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari today shared his reaction towards the ethnic clashes in some states in the country.

The ethnic clashes had been seen between Jukuns and the Tivs in Taraba state and as well as in Adamawa state between the Fulani, Genjor, and Bachama.

President Buhari expressed his disappointment towards the ethnic clashes as he stated that it was needless and saddening.

The President further stated that resorting to violence is not the solution when misunderstanding arises among people.

Pres. Muhammadu Buhari in his statement said, “the recent violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and the Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State are needless and saddening. Violence cannot be the solution to the resolution of misunderstandings among people.”

He, however, called on local actors involved the ethnic clashes to come up with initiatives towards ending the violence once and for all.

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Once we abandon reason and good judgement, we‘re giving violence the chance to take over and make a bad situation more complicated,and difficult to resolve. The primary initiative for ending violence once and for all must originate from the local actors involved in these clashes,” the President stated.
Pres. Muhammadu Buhari added that the Nigerian military has restored calm to the affected areas, and will not relent.
He also stressed that the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA and the National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons “will also scale up their efforts in bringing succour to all the displaced people.”

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