Buhari reacts to killings, arson in Cross River fresh communal clashes

ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned 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 determined number of deaths and arson attacks.


His condemnation was contained in a statement Wednesday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

There have been claims and counter claims as who restarted the killings and arson between the neighbouring communities of Nsadop and the Boje.

The statement said: “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.

“President Buhari understands that our security agencies are already intervening to bring an end to the crisis.

“He also makes an urgent call on the Cross River State government and the Boki local government authorities to immediately look into the crisis and take action to ensure that this unfortunate situation is resolved both in the short and long terms.”

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