- Ahmed Makarfi has condemned the killing of 86 people in Plateau state
- He said the killings were unfortunate, unnecessary and condemnable
- According to him, killing under any guise cannot be justified by any group or individual
A former governor of Kaduna state and past national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of 86 people in Plateau state.
Ahmed Makarfi expressed his pain at the killing of many Nigerians in Plateau on Monday, June 25.
The Punch reports that he said the killings were unfortunate, unnecessary and condemnable. He said killing under any guise cannot be justified by any group or individual.
He also urged all parties to seek for a civilized way to redress their grievances and make efforts to explore dialogue with one another through constant and continuous constructive engagement.
While stating that the resort to violence was alien to Nigerians, the former governor appealed to all Nigerians to retrace their footsteps to the good old days where all lived like brothers and sisters regardless of tribes and tongues or faiths.
Makarfi said: "The artificial divisions that are threatening our fabric are alien to us as a people and it is in our enlightened collective interest to throw away the yolk, embrace one another and deploy that diversity with which God has endowed us for the overall development of all of us, so that we bequeath a legacy of unity in diversity for this and upcoming generations.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) explained the rationale behind the killing of 86 people in Plateau state on Monday, June 25.
The chairman, north central zone of the organisation, Danladi Ciroma, who condemned the attacks, however, claimed the people were killed in retaliation to the killings of about 300 cows belonging to the herdsmen.
Ciroma said: “These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human being, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on revenge mission."
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