President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday night vowed to protest all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious belief.
He warned all state governors and traditional rulers to not toow primordial sentiments to spread
Buhari warned that he would now all any. ethnic or religious group to stoke up violence against others.
His statement is coming following ethnic tension and violence in many parts of the country as a result of the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
President Buhari’s reactions was issued by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, said: “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 the 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 the assurance that his government will act decisively to stop the spread of any such violence.
“He appealed to religious and traditional leaders as well as 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.