Goddy Uwazurike

Shola Oyeyipo
Warring parties in the recent Mile 12 clash in Lagos State have been advised to give peace a chance by putting an end to the unnecessary bloodletting that has reportedly claimed several lives.

Giving the advice monday in a statement, the President General of Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, who also commiserate with families of the victims of the clash, said it is important that the people live in peace and harmony by tolerating one and other.

“We are calling the warring groups to sheathe their swords and embrace peace, as there is no gain in one taking the life of the other. We wish to commiserate with those who lost their loved ones, the residents of Mile 12 Market and those who were affected by the unfortunate clash. We are suing for peace among the parties involved as the closure of the market will not only affect the owners of the perishing goods, but the end users,” Uwazurike urged.

He also implored Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to do the needful by returning peace to the affected part of the state.

“Once more, we are urging Ambode to do everything possible to bring lasting peace and sanity in the area,” he added, stressing that “All we are saying is let there be tolerance and peaceful co-existence.”