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Governor Matawalle condemns ethnic attack

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has strongly condemned any act of ethnic discrimination and regional dichotomy.

The governor who also assessed and sympathize with the victims of the ethnic attack called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action on the spate of violence gripping some South-Western States and gradually turning into criminality.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment Communication and Media, Zailani Baffa states this in a statement on Sunday, in Gusau.

‘‘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 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 the semblance of generality to particularity as a people.’’

It further notes that ethnic hate and regional dichotomy will not lead us to whatever we think we can gain out of it but backwardness and doom.

According to the statement, Governor Bello Matawalle called on President Muhammad Buhari to take a decisive step towards ending the ethnic profiling of the Fulani tribe in some parts of the country which is now graduating to include the entire Northern communities, especially in Oyo state.

The statement also urges the Governor of Oyo state to take concrete steps in curtailing the ongoing senseless attacks and ensure that such happenings do not occur again.

It adds that the country 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.

Mujtaba Ramalan

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