President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups.
Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, asked Nigerians to take pride in the fact that the nation’s diverse people had been living with one another in harmony for ages.
“The right of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government,” he said.
Buhari reiterated that he and his administration had taken note of the grievances of the people and had shown a clear determination to take all necessary measures to address the complaints, stressing that the violence must stop.
He said peace, brotherhood and inter communal harmony were central to the country’s ethos, urging Nigerians “not to turn against one another in hate.”