The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has cried over the persistent killing of people in the northern parts of Nigeria through the activities of banditry, Boko Haram and other acts of terrorism.
This statement came through the JNI’s Secretary General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu.
“The repeated massacre of people, as well as the senseless burning of houses and livestock in Borno, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger states and indeed other states such as Adamawa, Kaduna and Taraba, should give governments and its functionaries at both federal and state levels sleepless nights.
“By now, an instantaneous pronouncement followed by robust actions should have been made by the government of the day, not verbal warnings and condemnations dished out to the perpetrators of the murderous acts.
“Isn’t the government of the day a popular government? Is it not a participatory government?
“Why doesn’t public opinion(s) matter to it? Or isn’t public opinion(s) considered an ingredient to the government of the day?”
The Sultan’s statement is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari had urged Nigerians to be patient with the security apparatus of the armed forces which he said are capable of dealing with the security Challenges in the North resulting from the activities of Banditry, Boko Haram activities and other terrorist attacks.