President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the communal clashes that have left over 55 lives dead in Kasuwan, Kaduna State.
Buhari said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians over misunderstandings that can be resolved peacefully is worrisome.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said that, “No culture and religion support the disregard for the sanctity of life,” adding that “peaceful coexistence is necessary for the progress of any society and its wellbeing.”
According to him, without communal harmony, the environment for the conduct of “our everyday businesses would be impossible to achieve.”
He explained that, “violence cannot be an alternative to peace. On the contrary, reliance on violence leads to ultimate self-destruction. Violence is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.”
President Buhari commended the Kaduna State government for its rapid response to the crisis, and appealed to community leaders to engage in regular dialogue to nip imminent crises in the bud, while admonishing the people to develop the spirit of tolerance and patience at all times.