It’s well-known that Nigeria was on edge owing to violent conflicts of various sorts that had been being perpetrated by criminals, which has to become an element of concern to all well-meaning Nigerians.
In his phrases, he talked about, that the felony elements should sheath their swords and search dialogue and peace, the place their grievances may very well be heard, highlighting that no battle is settled outside the dialogue desk, and violence in any variety is unfavorable and injurious to sustainable development.
In his assertion, he maintained that the Institute frowns at, and condemns inside the strongest phrases, the prevailing dastardly acts of criminals, bandits, and terrorists in opposition to Nigerian men and women.
The assertion learns that the institute had painstakingly monitored and tracked helpful useful resource based-conflicts, which includes the ‘farmers-herders’ battle that has “assumed a gargantuan prime and is sort of snowballing into an ethnic dimension”.
It moreover well-known that the ‘farmers-herders’ battle had, alongside kidnapping, banditry, and communal clashes, constituted a horrific security drawback and unimaginable hardship on the Nigerian populace. The heightened state of affairs, it moreover well-known, had created mutual suspicion amongst Nigeria’s quite a few ethnic groups that prior to now co-existed peacefully and tolerated one another.
Worse nonetheless, these conflicts have led to the shortage of fairly a number of lives and properties worth billions of Naira, along with massive financial implications inside the title of ransom, and untold psychological pains and trauma on innocent residents.
AFP report. Whereas urging the media to be conflict-sensitive of their reportage with the intention to entrench peace, love, unity, and tolerance, Bakut moreover sued for tolerance, peace, and tranquility amongst the varied ethnocultural groups inside the nation.“
Nigeria is an outstanding and beautiful nation and the one nation we are going to identify our private, subsequently, enable us to all coalesce our diversities to constructive channels of development for the good of all Nigerians,” the assertion added.
He confused that IPCR would keep focused in deploying its functionality to facilitate dialogues, mediations, and reconciliation to have the ability to keep bridges of peace and harmony in Nigeria.