The Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government has called for the de-escalation of hostilities between Israel and the Islamic terrorist organization, Hamas.
It was gathered that in the early hours of Saturday, the Palestinian militant group, Hamas launched an unprecedented and offensive attack by infiltrating Israel through land, sea, and air and firing missiles from Gaza Strip.
The attack has resulted in the confirmed deaths of hundreds of people in Israel, with over a hundred others currently receiving medical treatment in hospitals and dozens of abductions.
In response, Israeli forces have carried out retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of nearly 200 people.
In a statement on Saturday night, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, expressed the federal government’s concern about the outbreak of hostilities, calling for a ceasefire.
He noted that the cycle of violence and retaliation that the current escalation has assumed only serves to perpetuate an unending cycle of pain and suffering for the civilian population that bears the brunt of every conflict.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria, therefore, calls on both sides to exercise restraint, prioritise the safety of civilians and give room for Humanitarian consideration.
“We are therefore calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue,” the statement read.