The UN Resident Coordinator, Dr Edward Kallon, has appealed to stakeholders to commence processes to amicably address the underlying causes of communal clashes in Kasuwan Magani,Kajuru Local Government Kaduna State and bring the perpetrators to account.




The resident coordinator made the appeal in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

“I have also learned with sadness, the loss of over 50 lives following communal clashes in Kasuwan Magani area, South of Kaduna State.

“I urge authorities in the State to seriously look into circumstances leading to these clashes, which have become too common,’’ he said.

Similarly, the resident coordinator expressed grave concern over news of renewed killings by the armed insurgent group, Boko Haram in Borno.

According to him, close to 40 lives were lost in separate incidents over the last few days, when the group attacked civilians in Borno.

He appealed to the Government of Nigeria and security forces in the region to scale up efforts aimed at protecting civilian communities especially in areas where sporadic attacks had been recorded recently.

He therefore, noted that the attacks, if unchecked, might reverse the gains made so far in securing lives and property in the region.

“On behalf of the UN family in Nigeria, I wish to express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the bereaved.

“The UN remains ready to support the Government and people of Nigeria in seeking sustainable solutions to related national challenges,’’ he said.

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