AUN-API condemns attack on Adamawa communities, sues for peace, tolerance

By The Citizen

The American University of Nigeria (AUN)-Adamawa Peace Initiative (API) has condemned in the strongest terms the recent invasion and killing of innocent people in some Adamawa communities.

In a press release made available to THE CITIZEN, AUN-API deeply sympathized with families of the victims and prayed that they bore their losses with fortitude.

The release was signed by the President of the organization, Dr. Margee Ensign.

AUI-API noted that the unfortunate incident which took place on Sunday, January 24, had created unnecessary tension in areas where the insurgency left a legacy of mutual suspicion among members of the same community, a problem which AUN-API said it was working in partnership with local and international mediation groups to resolve.

AUN-API recommended that government and security personnel moved quickly to douse tension in the communities where the violence occurred to ensure it did not spread.

“Those behind the killings must be found and made to face justice. Improved security will guarantee peace in the communities and restore confidence in the institutions of government among community members”, the statement said.

“AUN-API is asking the people of the affected communities not to take the law into their own hands but to cooperate with security agencies in restoring peace and safeguarding the neighborhood.”

“We are urging communities to imbibe the culture of mutual tolerance and respect and to show love to one another in these difficult times”, the statement added.