By DAPO AKINREFON

LAGOS – LEADERSHIP of Hausa/Fulani residents in Lagos under the aegis of Arewa Community have condemned the mayhem that ravaged parts of the northern states after the announcement of result of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The community, however, called on perpetrators of the dastardly act to have a rethink regarding perception of international community about the country and the younger generation who suffered untold hardship due to the mayhem unleashed on their parents.

At a news conference in Lagos, Wednesday, the Sarkin Hausawa and Sarkin Fulani, Alhaji Aminu Idris Yaro and Alhaji Mohammed Bambado, said the public disturbance was not religious as some people were portraying it but political.

They argued  that all the tribes in the country and particularly the INEC worked hard to reach this stage of the 2011 general elections pleading that the violence has to be stopped for the nation’s democracy to thrive.

The Sarkin  Hausawa said: “No one individual can lead Nigeria. The President will have to work with people from all tribes in the country. The killing has to stop. Violence has never helped any country all over the world. Nigeria will not be an exception.”

He said what has happened in some parts of the North since the announcement of the presidential election has made him uncomfortable. He described the source of the mayhem as Nigeria’s problem and not problem of the northern part of the country.

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