President Muhammadu Buhari
The president stated that that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were largely responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria.
Buhari spoke while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria.
The leader of the nation said that to achieve lasting peace in Nigeria, bigger effort must be made to wipe out poverty and injustice.
The president defined the ethnic and religious conflicts in parts of the country as obvious manifestations of fundamental problems of joblessness, injustice and poverty.
On conflicts between farmers and herdsmen, Buhari stated that a plan to map out grazing areas will soon be presented to the Nigerian Governors Forum as a temporary solution to the common conflicts until cattle owners are convinced to accept other means of rearing their cattle.
The leader of the country praised the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue for the comparative peace that had returned to Plateau state as well as their current activity in Southern Kaduna.
President Buhari agreed with the Centre that dialogue was always desirable to the use of law and order mechanisms and power in the resolution of conflicts.
Boko Haram fighters just yesterday killed at least 15 people in a fresh attack on Admawa state.
President Buhari in the beginning of 2015 announced that the insurgency has been technically defeated. However, the attacks continued.
The Fulani people are one of the largest ethno linguistic groups in Africa, numbering approximately 40 million people in total.
The spate of Biafra activities occurred in October last year with the arrest of their leader Nnamdi Kanu.
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