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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Plateau Killings: Tinubu calls for peace, forgiveness among Plateau, Benue communities

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President Bola Tinubu has condemned the killings of innocent citizens in fresh attacks in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and parts of Benue State.

Tinubu, while expressing sadness, urged community leaders, religious leaders, traditional rulers and other Northern groups to wade into the crisis and killings in the two states to find lasting solutions to the menace.

The President made this known in a statement signed by presidential spokesman, Dele Alake on Tuesday.

“It is most unfortunate that in this orgy of violence, an innocent eight-month-old baby in Farin Lamba community of Vwang District, Jos South Local Government, died in a conflict she knew nothing about.

“A major consequence of perennial conflict is always the tragic loss of innocent lives.

“To build virile, peaceful and prosperous communities demand tolerance and forgiveness for every perceived wrongdoing,” the President said.

To rebuild trust and restore harmony to these conflict areas, President Tinubu urged community leaders, religious leaders, traditional rulers, socio-cultural organisations as well as the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, and Christian Association of Nigeria to work together to help foster genuine and long-lasting peace.

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