Sultan of Sokoto warns against politicising insecurity, says all is not well with Nigeria

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Sultan of Sokoto warns against politicising insecurity, says all is not well with Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on political and religious leaders and all Nigerians to stop politicising insecurity.

He said it has become very worrisome the surge in criminal activities and banditry that has been unleashing terror in the North-West, North-East and other parts of the country.

The Sultan revealed this while speaking in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja at a retreat on inclusive security organised by the Global Peace Foundation in collaboration with Vision Africa, the leader who assessed the nation’s security situation said all was not well with the nation.

“We must not politicise insecurity because hunger does not know politics, religion. Everybody has been complaining of hunger in the land and it is true,” the Sultan said.

“One of the major problems we all know is that a hungry man is an angry man. It is important for us, whenever we meet as religious, political leaders, we must always look at one thing. Let us observe humanity first.”

Sultan Abubakar condemned the rise of killings in the country, he called on the government to provide a stable environment for Nigerians to observe their religious beliefs.

He, however, said he will forever be optimistic that Nigeria can confront the numerous security challenges. No matter how worst the situation may get.

He said, “We find people killing innocent people either in the name of religion or in the name of banditry, terrorism or whatever it is. That is why we keep on calling on all of us to go back to our Holy Books and work with the wordings of the Holy Qur’an for us Muslims and the Bible for Christians.

“It is an important thing for us to always look back and discuss some of these issues openly. In Nigeria, we must stop laying blames. Whatever happened has happened and it will continue to happen unless we come together at least to address the situations.”

As a way forward, the Sultan called for cooperation among all Nigerians regardless of their political, religious or ethnic differences.

Sultan of Sokoto warns against politicising insecurity, says all is not well with Nigeria

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