Again, Buhari condemns violence in Kaduna, urges stakeholders to embrace mediation

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he is deeply troubled by persistent communal killings in Kaduna state, which has now been politicised. President Buhari attends Extra Ordinary Meeting of Lake Chad Basin in Abuja on 15th Dec 2018

The president made his feelings known when he reacted to the endless carnage in Kaduna state in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday President Buhari regretted that “everything is politicised in Nigeria, including the efforts to bring offenders to justice, because their people will rise up in arms to resist their arrests and prosecution’’.

He described hate, bigotry and prejudice as “deadly poisons that have infected the human psyche on such scale that people now don’t have any moral inhibitions about taking life.” Buhari urged to appoint more women into his cabinet The president, therefore, urged the actors in the crisis to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict. He said: “I am deeply troubled by the fact that sanctity of life is now treated with such reckless disregard that people derive joy in shedding the blood of others or perceived enemies. “Inhumanity has replaced compassion in the hearts and minds of the perpetrators of these atrocities. “No responsible leader would go to bed happy to see his citizens savagely killing one another on account of ethnic and religious bigotry.’

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