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Shekarau cautions against politicising clashes


Ibrahim Shekarau

Former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has cautioned against playing politics with the clashes in parts of the federation.

Addressing reporters yesterday at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation’s roundtable on the herdsmen/farmers conflict, he described the killings and other social vices as too deadly to be politicised.

He said: “Part of the guidelines to address this issue is to be non-political and non-partisan. We will not allow anybody to politicise this issue. It is a matter of life and death, people are losing lives and properties are being lost. So which politics are you playing? So, this issue is very important to resolve.”

Shekarau, who is the secretary of the foundation’s Board of Trustees (BoT), said the crises bedeviling the nation could only worsen the poverty in the land and further crumble economy.

“This will affect the economy, because if there is no peace, there will be no peaceful buying and selling and poverty will increase. So it is a very serious matter and we are very much concerned here at Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation,” he stated.

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