From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Group under the auspices of Centre for Peace Advancement and Socio-Economic Development (CPAED), has expressed dismay over unchecked dangerous, hate and divisive speeches, saying Nigeria stands at risk of impending crisis if the manece was not control
This was contained in a statement signed by state Coordinator of CPAED, Mrs. Jane Obiora,to mark the 2021 Int’l Day of Living Together in Peace.
The statement also warned that if unchecked, dangerous speeches is capable of snow balling into a war situation looming around, and therefore urged citizens to practice, preach and spread the word of peace in the nooks and crannies of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.
Obiora said to counter violence, Nigerians must challenge the use of dangerous speeches in their communities.
“For more than two decades, various communities in Kaduna state have had relationships built upon love and respect, but this trend appears to blur the beautiful stories of love, tolerance and unity that the world admires.
“Interaction between Christians and Muslims is taking place in Kaduna – and people are willing to cooperate with each other – but conflict and violence continues to take place regularly,” the statement stated.