President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that lasting peace return to the areas affected by violence in Cross River State.
He made the call on Tuesday while expressing concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State resulting in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers.
Calling for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State, the President urged the people of the areas to allow law and order to prevail.
“Our communities must be ready to live together in peace since no development can take place in an atmosphere of recurring violence,” he said in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu.
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President Buhari, who commended the State Government for the steps taken so far towards bringing peace to the areas, also lauded the State Police Command for speedily mobilising its personnel to the affected communities to contain the crisis.