The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions (IPCR) has sued for peace in Borno state and other parts of Nigeria where insurgency is persisting.
The Director General of the Institute Dr. Bakut T. Bakut made the appealed in Abuja on Wednesday, and said innocent citizens especially farmers would amount to double jeopardy considering the strategic importance of farmers in food production and socioeconomic development of the Nigeria state.
Bakut noted with regrets that an attack on farmers is tantamount to attack on agriculture and food production an act which results in sabotaging the federal government agricultural policy that aims at making Nigeria a food sufficient nation in Africa.
He warned that if the trend of the dastardly act continued, it will scare farmers from farming and the ripple effect will be on food insecurity, malnutrition, while heightening conflicts across the agricultural zones of the country.
The DG further explained that no country can develop in an atmosphere of crisis, animosity and intolerance.
Nigeria is no exception and therefore urged all citizens to be sensitive to the multicultural diversity of Nigeria federation and respect the rights of citizens irrespective of their status.
The DG pointed out that peace, tolerance and social cohesion are the recipe to peace and economic development and appealed to all the agitating groups with genuine concern to implore non-violence means to engage the authorities and not violence that is inimical to the corporate survival of our country.
The Director General commiserates with the Governor of Borno State, the Shehu of Borno and families of the slain farmers at Zabarmari community.
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