President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condemned the resurgence of killings by cult groups in Rivers State and ordered for increased community and law enforcement action against its escalation.
Responding to reports of the resurgence of cultism leading to loss of lives in Rivers State, President Buhari called on law enforcement agencies to intensify their efforts to end the menace before it further escalates.
He urged quick and effective intervention by community and civic leaders in support of law enforcement efforts, in all such areas bedeviled by cultist attacks and inter-communal violence.
Similarly, The President has also condemned the recent violence in Kaduna State, which led to the death of 20 members of the Adara community.
President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said, The unfortunate deaths are the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani peoples in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between themselves.
President Buhari also appealed for peace and decried the on-going culture of ‘an eye for an eye’ that has fuelled a number of attacks and reprisal attacks, with the two communities at different times, suffering casualties in Kajuru and Kachia local governments in Kaduna States.
He appealed to indigenes of Kaduna and other Nigerians to refrain from comments in the traditional and social media, especially by people who have little knowledge of the history of the longstanding conflict.