President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned on-going violence between neighbouring communities in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The cause of the violence is yet unknown but is believed to be a reprisal between the neighbouring communities of Nsadop and the Boje community.
Although, efforts by security agencies are on to restore calm in the communities and no figures have been given on the number of deaths or casualties.
A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said that President Buhari noted that no dispute is worth the violence and Nigerians must learn to live in peace.
“President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns on-going violence in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, which has in the past 24 hours led to a yet to be ascertained number of deaths and arson attacks.
“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.
“While the origin of the mayhem is still unclear, President Buhari notes that no dispute or grievance is 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,” he added.
President Buhari urged the Cross River state government to immediately look into the crisis and take action to ensure that the unfortunate situation is resolved both in the short and long terms.