Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has deplored the killing of citizens in Baga and Maiduguri in Borno State.
It called on Nigerians to declare a month of prayers following the slaughter.
The party also decried last Saturday’s unprovoked attack on President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign vehicles in Jos, Plateau state capital.
The party in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the agenda of sponsors of various violence’s in the country was to provoke revenge and counter attacks but called for restrain from all quarters.
“The nation cannot afford any kind of tension at this stage of its political development.”
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The party said it remained committed to peace and as such directed all its members not to retaliate despite the provocations.
“The PDP is totally committed to the unity and peace of our dear nation. This is paramount and must not be compromised. Those who seek to use violence to truncate the electoral process and destabilize our nation will be utterly disappointed," PDP stated.
It called on the law enforcement agencies to rise up to the challenge and bring to book all those behind the condemnable act so as to serve as deterrent to violent prone youths and their sponsors.
“Our prayer is that God should keep Nigeria from being ruined by the over flowing troubles of greedy and corrupt politicians; and our future being marred on account of personal or sectional interest."
The ruling party urged every Nigerian therefore to include the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections in their prayers for 30 days, beginning Thursday.