Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has urged Nigerians to learn to coexist peacefully.
In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, signed by the deputy director of information, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, Farouq expressed sadness over the avoidable ethnic violence in Shasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
She sympathised with victims and families of those affected by the crisis.
”In a community where different ethnic groups co-exist, people should learn to live in peace, tolerate and be patient with one another.
“It is unfortunate that a minor misunderstanding, generated into a conflict that claimed lives and properties.
“I commensurate with the families that lost their loved ones, as well as those who lost their properties. May Allah grant the departed eternal rest.
“It is good news that relevant security agencies have intervened and normalcy is gradually returning to the community.
“As the government is restoring peace to the conflict area, victims would be provided with necessary relief materials,” the minister said. (NAN)