Zamfara State Governor,Bello Matawalle has condemned the ethnic crises in Ibadan while calling on the President to take decisive action to stop the spate of violence.
He stated this in a statement on his facebook page on Sunday.
Matawalle wrote: ” In the light of ongoing wanton attacks and primitive violence on the Northern community in Ibadan, I strongly condemn any act of ethnic discrimination and regional dichotomy.
” I sympathize with the victims of the ethnic attack and call on the President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action on the spate of violence gripping some South-Western States and gradually turning into criminality.
” It is inexcusable that at this stage of our journey as a nation, we are yet to come to terms with the fact that God has made it a destiny for us to live as one people.
” It is unfortunate that while our counterparts elsewhere are fusing up from particularity to generality as a people, we are fast sliding backwards from semblance of generality to particularity as a people.
” I also urge my colleague, the Governor of Oyo state to take concrete steps in curtailing the ongoing senseless attacks and ensure that such happenings do not occur again.
” We are battling with insurgency and banditry as a nation and here are supposed law abiding citizens unleashing mayhem on innocent citizens to compound the spate of insecurity in the country.
” We must eschew primitive hatred against one another and learn to live with ourselves as one people. Our common enemy is not among those we live in the same community, buy and sell from one another, but those who take up arms against us in the name of banditry and insurgency.”