The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that the federal government will not allow any ethnic or religious group to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups.
In a statement on Sunday, titled “President Buhari condemns reported cases of ethnic violence in the country,” Shehu disclosed that Buhari has vowed that his government will protect all religious and ethnic groups, whether majority or minority in line with its responsibility under the constitution.
This was as a reaction to reports of breakout of violence in some parts of the country by some ethnic and sectional groups, thus, ” The President warned that the government will not allow any ethnic or religious group to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups,” the statement reads.
”The President condemned such violence and gave assurance that his government will act decisively to stop the spread of any such violence.
”He appealed to religious and traditional leaders as well governors and other elected leaders across the country to join hands with the Federal Government to ensure that communities in their domain are not splintered along ethnic and other primordial lines,” the statement added.