President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday warned that his government will not allow any ethnic or religious group to fuel hatred and violence against other groups in the country.
The president promised to protect all religious and ethnic groups, whether majority or minority, in accordance with his responsibility under the constitution.
In a statement Sunday, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president was reacting to reports of violence in some parts of the country by ethnic and sectional groups.
“The president condemned such violence and assured that his government will act decisively to stop the spread of such violence,” the statement added.
He called on religious and traditional leaders, as well as governors and other elected leaders from across the country to join the Federal Government in ensuring that communities under its dominion were not divided on ethnic or overriding grounds.
Remember that a pandemonium broke out in the Shasha market in Ibadan following a disagreement between a Yoruba man and a Hausa resident on Thursday, resulting in the death of many people.
Despite the closure of the market by the state government, the confrontation between the two tribes continued.