Investigate Sources of Weapons Used by Herdsmen – Sultan Of Sokoto Tells FG
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has asked the Nigerian government to investigate the sources of weapons used by herdsmen during attack on farming communities.
The Sultan who made the appeal during his Eid-el-Fitr message in Sokoto on Sunday said “Real herdsmen do not carry guns; they only move with their cows and sticks.”
“There could be bad eggs among the Fulani, but those carrying arms and perpetrating heinous killings are not herdsmen.Those carrying arms are criminals and should be treated as such, he continued.
“Government should probe the sources of these weapons and take appropriate action so as to minimise these attacks,” he said.
The Sultan then praised the government for combating insurgency in the North-East but cautioned that the government should not be complacent as the problem is not over.
He urged Nigerians to complement the efforts of the security agencies toward securing the country, pointing out that security is a collective responsibility, The Nation reports.
Similarly, Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, called on Nigerians to live in peace with one another.
Sanusi, who led prayers at the Kofar Mata Central Eid Ground in Kano, said that there was the need for Nigerians to ensure peaceful co-existence so as to ensure economic growth.
According to him, no society or country can achieve any development or greatness in an atmosphere of chaos and mistrust.
Sanusi called on ‘well-to-do’ Muslims to support the less-privileged to alleviate their suffering.
“I want to use this occasion to call on wealthy individuals to continue to support the poor so as to alleviate their suffering in the society,’’ he said.
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