I will protect all ethnic groups, Buhari assures Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated that his administration will not allow any ethnic or religious group to unleash violence on another in the country.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday evening titled “President Buhari condemns reported cases of ethnic violence in the country.”
This came on the heels of a reported case of an ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Shasha in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his government will protect all religious and ethnic groups, whether majority or minority in line with its responsibility under the constitution.
“In a reaction to reports of breakout of violence in some parts of the country by some ethnic and sectional groups, President Buhari warned that the government will not allow any ethnic or religious group to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups.
“The President condemned such violence and gave assurance that his government will act decisively to stop the spread of any such violence.
“He appealed to religious and traditional leaders as well 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.”