President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State; and Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa state.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, Buhari said the clashes are unacceptable.
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.
“Once we abandon reason and good judgement, we are giving violence the chance to take over and make a bad situation more complicated and difficult to resolve.’’
He added that the “primary initiative for ending violence once and for all must originate from the local actors involved in these clashes.”