President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday called for a stop to the circle of violence in Plateau State.
Expressing sadness and grief over the latest round of violence and killings, he condemned in strong terms the most recent internecine killings in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and parts of Benue State.
A statement issued by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President (Special Duties, Communications & Strategy) said
Tinubu found very depressing the festering reprisal attacks, needless and avoidable bloodletting among communities in the two states.
It quoted him as saying: “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.”
To rebuild trust and restore harmony to these conflict areas, 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.