Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed that his administration will not allow any ethnic or religious group to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups.
A statement on the President’s Twitter feed, stated that the Nigerian government is committed to ensuring the security of all Nigerians, irrespective of religious affiliation or ethnicity.
The tweet is coming on the heels of the violent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in Oyo state,following the alleged killing of a Yoruba man by a Hausa resident.
“Our government will protect all religious and ethnic groups in Nigeria, whether majority or minority, in line with our responsibility under the constitution. We will not allow any ethnic or religious groups to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups.
“I appeal to religious and traditional leaders, as well as 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 president stated.