Herdsmen Attack: Bring Perpetrators To Justice, EU Tells Nigeria
The European Union (EU) says it is in support of Nigeria's fight against violence in all forms, but wants the government to arrest perpetrators of these violence and bring them to book.
Heads of Mission on Tuesday expressed concern over what it described as escalating and disturbing killings in the conflict involving herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria.
A statement in Abuja by the spokesman for the EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Modestus Chukwulaka, urged the Nigerian government to bring perpetrators of violence of any kind to book.
It wants the government and concerned individuals or groups to engage decisively to promote a constructive dialogue between the feuding parties.
According to the mission, this should be done to find viable solutions and sustainable economic policies that would permit all to live in peace.
“As a first step, the perpetrators of violence must be brought to justice. The EU confirms its full support to the Nigerian government and people in their fight against violence in all its forms.
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“The EU also expresses its condolences and sympathy to the families of those killed and injured,” the statement said.
The mission heads, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for visiting the affected states.