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BREAKING: Buhari Condemns Ethnic Violence, Refuses To Mention Sasa Killings

              President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence over breakout of ethnic “violence in some parts of the country” but did not mention the killing of traders at Sasa Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.

At least 10 Northern traders been killed, 70 sustained gunshots injuries and over 30 declared missing in the wake of the attack, according to the market union leader, Usman Yako.

A statement by Garba Shehu, spokesman for the president, subtly alluded to the Ibadan incident but did not specifically mention Sasa or sympathise with the victims of the attack.

“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 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,” he said.

The President condemned such violence and gave assurance that his government will act decisively to stop the spread of any such violence.

He appealed to religious and traditional leaders as well 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 and other primordial lines.

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