By Musa Gada, Sokoto
Sultan of sokoto, Alhaji Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has attributed the myriad of security challenges facing the country to injustice.
Speaking in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Tuesday, Sultan Abubakar also conceded that frictions exist between Christians, Muslims and various ethnic groups across the country.
He spoke at a-2 day international conference on ‘security and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria’ organised by Kwara State Government.
“We have problems in this country. There are frictions between Muslims and non Muslims and various ethnic groups across the country. Some few days ago we were in Kaduna to talk to the governor on the Southern Kaduna crisis.
“We cannot continue hiding under religion to foment trouble and this country will move forward. We are being dragged backed by evil people and they are either Christians or Muslims.
“The main foundation of the problem of insecurity in Nigeria is injustice. And injustice breeds bad governance. Bad governance allows people to do whatever they want and go scot-free. There must be justice in whatever we do. Whoever offends anybody should be brought to book.
We call on our leaders to have a model and send to religious leaders on how to implement them. Let us stop inciting remarks at various places. Please let us work towards finding solution to the problems of insecurity in Nigeria.
“We have been working hard to see how we can stop the menace of herdsmen. I don’t want to say Fulani herdsmen. They could be any other thing. How could Fulani who move with their cows and family come to a village, kill people, destroy everything there and disappear into thin air like spirit?
“What are our security men doing? Where are our intelligence gathering mechanisms to know where these people come from to know who they are?”