The Head of Hausa community in Akwa Ibom Hassan Sadauki has condemned the killing of a farmer Friday Etor, Concise News reports.
Etor was killed on Aug. 8 in Ikot Obio Nso, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state, by suspected gunmen.
According to Sadauk, the Hausa/Fulani settlers in the state had lived peacefully with farmers for a long time.
“It very sad indeed; we are not praying for such a thing to happen again.
“We the Hausa/Fulanis that reside within this very environment have been enjoying very peaceful coexistence with the host community,” Sadauki told NAN on Monday.
He added that “There was no reason for the killing and attack; though as human, even in one family we are bound to have one misunderstanding or the other because of individual interests.
“So it is very uncalled for to lose a life. We pray that relevant security agencies will do their best to bring the perpetrators to book.
“No matter the level of misunderstanding, there should be a peaceful way to dialogue and find a way out of such a situation. We have the Myetti Allah in the state which represents the Fulani herdsmen.
“In case of any misunderstanding, they should bring it to th notice of Myetti Allah for a peaceful settlement, instead of taking laws into their hands. I can recall that in the past, we have settled such misunderstandings amicably.
“I pray that we coexist in peace and harmony. I pray to the Almighty that this should be the last; we should not be having crisis among ourselves
“I use this medium to draw the attention of our faithful to the fact that they should be law-abiding citizens.”