Day Sultan hit the nail in the bud on insecurity in Nigeria, urged citizens to stop blaming only one tribe for kidnapping, other crimes


File: Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, delivering his Keynote Address at the 1440AH (2019) UNILAG Muslim Alumni Pre-Ramadan Lecture, in Lagos on Sunday 28 April 2019.


“It is important for us to be courageous and expose those behind unlawful and criminal activities in the society” – Sultan


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, recently asked Nigerians to stop blaming just one tribe in the country for the escalating level of insecurity arguing that perpetrators get support from other ethnic groups.

Sultan Abubakar urged Nigerians to, instead, remain patriotic as one of the solutions to crime in the country.

The Sultan spoke at the commissioning of Sheikh Idress Faazazi Morgaji Central Mosque in Iwo, Osun State on Saturday, June 29 where he was represented by Executive Secretary of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Professor Dawud Noibi.

Report quoted the monarch as saying that, “It is important for us to be courageous and expose those behind unlawful and criminal activities in the society.”

He argued that continued belief that a tribe is responsible for the security challenges facing the country could cause enmity among the ethnic groups and consequently affect the nation’s peace and unity.

It was learned that the Sultan expressed unhappiness at the insinuation that a particular tribe was causing insecurity in Yoruba land.

“Some people in Yorubaland must surely cooperate with those involving in kidnapping and others social vices to succeed.

“Foreign criminals don’t know how to move around without the assistance of the insider. They are given accommodation and they are also supplied food.

“Some Yoruba people must be giving the evil perpetrators the moral support to describe the area where the families of victims can pick them after collecting their ransom,” he argued.

He urged Muslim leaders to engage in teachings that would turn the people of the country around for the better, while people of the faith must pray together without any form of discrimination, irrespective of colour, tribe or nationality.

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