Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara state has strongly condemned the ongoing attacks and violence on Northern communities in Ibadan, Oyo state.
In a statement by signed his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication Mallam Zailani Bappa, he sympathized with the victims of the attack and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action tame the spate of violence in the South-Western States.
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“‘It is inexcusable that at this stage of our journey as a nation, we are yet to come to terms with the fact that God has made it a destiny for us to live as one people.
“It is unfortunate that while our counterparts elsewhere are fusing up from peculiarity to generality as a people, we are fast sliding backwards from semblance of generality to peculiarity as a people’, Governor Matawalle lamented.
He wondered where hatred and regional dichotomy would lead the nation to, adding: “Whatever we think we can gain out of it but backwardness and doom”.
Governor Matawalle called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take a decisive step towards ending the ethnic profiling of the Fulanis in some parts of the country.
“I also urge my colleague, the Governor of Oyo state to take concrete steps in curtailing the ongoing senseless attacks and ensure that such happenings do not occur again. We are battling with insurgency and banditry as a nation and here are supposed law abiding citizens unleashing mayhem on innocent citizens to compound the spate of insecurity in the country”, he said.
“We must eschew primitive hatred against one another and learn to live with ourselves as one people. Our common enemy is not among those we live in the same community, buy and sell from one another, but those who take up arms against us in the name of banditry and insurgency”, he added.