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Shema urges Nigerians to shun violence during elections

2015-03-09 12:12
People take part in a rally in N'Djamena on January 17, 2015 to show their support of the authorities' decision to send troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists. Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched a regional bid to combat the Boko Haram Isl ~ STRINGER

Katsina - Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has urged Nigerians to shun all forms of violence before, during after the forthcoming general elections.

Shema made the call on Sunday in Katsina at a one-day workshop on the 'Role of Scholars, Security Agents and Other Stakeholders During the 2015 General Elections'.

The workshop was organised by the state government in collaboration with Alkhair Community Support Foundation, an NGO, working toward sustaining peace in the country.

Represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari, Shema also called on religious and political leaders to continue to enlighten their followers on the importance of peaceful coexistence.

"Peace is necessary for development, without which, nothing can be achieved; we should always use peace and dialogue as a means of realising our dreams.

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"We should desist from violence because whenever it occurs, its consequences affect all," he said.

He said that was the reason his administration provided the level playing ground for people to practice their religions without hindrance, so as to maintain peace and harmony.

Shema also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and stability so that the country would be able to conduct elections devoid of violence.

The Chairman of the foundation, Dr Aliyu Anche, said the workshop was organised to enlighten people on the dangers associated with violence.

Anche said the group would continue to join hands with relevant stakeholders, particularly religious and political leaders, to ensure peace during the general elections.

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