President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned on-going violence in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, which has in the last 24 hours led to a yet to be ascertained number of deaths and arson attacks.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), so far, there have been claims and counterclaims as who restarted the killings and arson between the neighbouring communities of Nsadop community and the Boje community.
The statement said while the origin of the mayhem was still unclear, President Buhari noted that no dispute or grievance was worth the violent snatching away of another person’s life.
“Nigerians must learn to live peacefully with each other and seek less brutish means of resolving conflicts. Our country does not need another war,” the statement said.
It added that President Buhari understood that the security agencies were already intervening to bring an end to the crisis.
“He also makes an urgent call on the Cross River State government and the Boki local government authorities to immediately look into the crisis and take action to ensure that this unfortunate situation is resolved both in the short and long terms,” it declared