Billiri chieftaincy tussle: President Buhari expresses great shock and deep concern’ over eruption of violence in Gombe State

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “great shock and deep concern” over the eruption of violence in Gombe State arising from the Billiri chieftaincy tussle.

Reacting to the development on Sunday, President Buhari said he is seriously disturbed by the outbreak of violence in Gombe State and call on the parties involved to exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.

According to the President, the easy resort to violence is uncalled for because there are enough avenues to resolve differences amicably without threatening law and order.”

He noted that in a circle of violence, there are no winners, except losers, advising Muslims and Christians to avoid the temptation of resorting to violence in order to express their grievances.

According to the president, Nigerians have shed enough blood over issues that could have been peacefully resolved.

 He appealed to the two parties to sheathe their swords for the sake of peaceful coexistence.

President Buhari added that Gombe State has enjoyed relative religious harmony for decades and they should not allow hoodlums destroy this positive record.

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