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Buhari condemns Kaduna clash as 55 persons confirmed dead

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State which claimed 55 lives. He said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians over misunderstandings that can be resolved peacefully, is worrisome.

Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said no culture and religion supports the disregard for the sanctity of life.

He said the peaceful coexistence was necessary for the progress of any society and its wellbeing. He noted that without communal harmony, the environment for the conduct of “our everyday businesses would be impossible to achieve.”

He explained that “violence cannot be an alternative to peace. On the contrary, reliance on violence leads to ultimate self-destruction. Violence is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Embracing peace is a necessity.”

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