Zamfara State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on people in the state to embrace peace and appealed to bandits to also lay down their arms and embrace peace.
The chairman of Zamfara NUJ, Mr. Ibrahim Musa Maizare made the call to commemorate this year’s International Day of Peace in the state.
In a statement signed by the council secretary, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad Gada, he said the chairman urged working journalists in the state to remain committed to raising public awareness of the importance of peaceful co-existence.
Maizare noted that the theme for this year’s celebration: “End Racism. Build Peace” suggests the need to end all forms of discrimination among the human race adding that every individual should strive toward achieving a world where harmony wins over hostility.
“The year’s celebration is yet another opportunity to intensify the call on bandits and other criminal elements to lay down their arms and embrace peace.”
“I passionately appeal and beg armed bandits and other criminals to please embrace peace for more unity.”
He further appealed to the general public to always promote peaceful coexistence and shun any act capable of creating violence and disharmony in the state.
He assured that NUJ will continue to preach true peace through inclusiveness and cooperation among members, stressed the need for justice and unity among the society to achieve prosperity.