Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerian leaders to work together to tackle the incessant violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country.

He said the continued violence and insurgency required collaboration and collective urgent attention, stressing that tackling security challenges must begin from the roots to permanently secure solution.

According to him, until the issue is addressed from the roots more and more people will be buried as victims.

Obasanjo said that he laid the wreath to sufficiently express his sorrow, empathy and sympathy to the families that lost their loved ones, the governor and people of the state and Nigerians.

The former president said he was shocked to hear that after the mass burial of seventy three persons, eighty three more persons were killed.

He however called for an end to the incessant attacks on farmers by the herdsmen, while appealing the governor not to give up because there would surely be light at the end of the tunnel.


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