Dr Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has strongly denounced the violence and fatalities at the Dei-Dei market.
Mr Austine Elemue, her Special Assistant on Media, issued a statement calling for calm and peaceful cooperation among the territory’s various communities.
Violence occurred at the Dei-Dei market in the nation’s capital on Wednesday after a conflict between commercial motorcyclists and traders, resulting in the deaths of at least five people.
The minister, who criticized the incident, urged indigenous people and residents to follow the law and be more tolerant of one another in order to keep the land peaceful.
She emphasized that peaceful cohabitation was not just moral, but also important to everyone.
Aliyu also urged citizens to provide important information to the police to aid in the general peaceful cohabitation of their diverse neighborhoods.
She said that peace did not lead to unification, but rather to peaceful cohabitation among individuals of various historical, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
“Please let us save our territory, let us save our people, let us save our patrimony, let us save our right to live peacefully and coexist. It is better than silver and gold.
The Minister appealed to residents of the territory irrespective of tribe or religion to imbibe dialogue in resolving differences at all times.
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