The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the incessant killings by the Boko Haram insurgents and bandits across the country.
Abubakar who is the leader of Nigerian Muslims also blamed the spate of killings, kidnapping, and banditry on governments’ inability to stop the carnage in the country.
According to him, both the federal and state governments must wake up to their responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of Nigerians as enshrined in the constitution.
The Sultan who spoke through the Secretary-General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, in a statement released to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday, also enjoined the Muslim ummah(community) to pray for God’s intervention to stop the unending killings and other related matters in the country.
The Sultan also condemned the rising menace of rape across the country and called on the government to protect the female folks from the menace.
The statement read in part, “Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and JNI’s President-General, is in utter shockwave over the unfortunate repeated incidences of loss of precious lives and wanton destruction of property arising from well-coordinated attacks of armed bandits, Boko Haram terrorist groups and rapists.
“These repeated calamitous scenarios would have been avoided had the government risen to the occasion, we nonetheless as always condemn the repeated brutal acts in their entirety; especially the lackadaisical attitude of relevant security agencies that seemed to be overwhelmed, despite repeated calls by concerned and well-meaning Nigerians for decisive action.
“We implore the government to take all genuine calls, concerns so raised and recommendations proffered so far, even from perceived and/or alleged antagonists in good fate, in order to move the country on the path of glory – human security, as development in whatever guise, is utterly incomplete without security.