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New Year Killings: Lawmaker Calls for Deradicalisation Policies

A lawmaker in Osun State, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has called for intense measures that will produce de-radicalisation of all militants and aggressor groups or individuals as continued incidence of bloodletting being experienced in the country was not acceptable.

Similarly, he advocated implementations of policies and reports that will de-escalate tension and conflicts in the country.

Oyintiloye, who represents Obokun state constituency in Osun State House of Assembly, made the call while fielding questions from journalists on the attacks that welcomed the New Year especially in Ondo, Benue, Kaduna and River states.

The lawmaker who condemned these attacks said citizens of heterogeneous society such as Nigeria must learn to tolerate one another and pursue common goals in the area of development, peace and prosperity.

“We must ensure that this blood-letting, and all act of barbarism  stop, human life is precious, no one has the right to cut short life of other people.”

Oyintiloye who emphasised that there was the need for all inclusive peace conference that would bring all issues of conflicts to the front burner, said blame game will not solve the problem but  brutal honesty, openness, justice and fairness.

He expressed confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and security agencies to address all conflicts issues as well as militia groups and herdsmen syndrome.

Oyintiloye, however, urged Nigerians to embrace peaceful living, shun hate speeches and support the government in the fight against terrorism.


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