President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is on top of the situation in Jos, Plateau State, and is moving ahead with force to crush perpetrators of heinous attacks in the State.
President Buhari gave the assurance in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Sunday in Abuja.
Buhari, however, maintained that to achieve success, communities must unite against these horrific attacks, saying retributive violence was not the answer.
He challenged religious, traditional and other community leaders on the need to preach peace and not to allow the use of their spaces for the propagation of violence and incitement to violence.
According to him, the troubled communities on the Plateau are being reinforced with security personnel to protect lives and property in the state.
The president said: ”Attempts to simplify the reasons into a basic narrative may help raise donor-dollars for international NGOs, fill pages of overseas newspapers and burnish foreign politicians’ faith credentials; but this does not increase understanding, nor offer solutions.
“If anything, simplistic theorizing and finger-pointing make the situation worse.
“It is important both for Nigerians and the international community to appreciate that there are a multitude of factors attendant to these troubles.”