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Group Wants FG To Tackle Religious, Ethnic Crises

Worried by the activities of herdsmen, religious fanatics and ethnic bigots across the country, a group, Centre for Cultural and Religious Rights (CECCUR),
has called on federal and state governments to tackle ongoing senseless killings in the country in the name of religion and ethnicity.

CECURR in a statement issued yesterday by its National Coordinator, Comrade Debo Adeniran, called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to be preemptive
in identifying potentially crisis prone groupings and differentiation with a view to nipping the fruits of hatred, ethnicity and religious bigotry in the
bud by deploying strategy.

It reads: “We are convinced that it is only education, dialogue and promotion of tolerance and unity that can assuage this prevalent situation nationally
and globally. Our people must be educated on the concepts of ‘freedom’ and ‘tolerance.’

“Situations where mosques, churches, traditional worships, party mongers etc go about their activities without consideration for the rights of other persons
will never foster harmonious co-existence. “It is important to note that theincessant killings; the hatred and seeming national disunity are link to the
undying national question which inspired and gave birth to the call for a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) since the late 80s.

“A Sovereign National Conference organised by the people themselves is the one and only way to resolve the national question that continues to linger and
rears its disturbing head almost at all facets of our national life.

“Government must address these killings wholesomely. It must first put in everything it takes to protect lives and property and address the varied grievances
of the people from the perspective of understanding their strong sentiments rather than derogating them.”


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