The President General of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, and Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has decried the persistent killings of people in the country by insurgents and bandits.
Sa’ad Abubakar said the level of insecurity in Nigeria, with particular references to the North, should give those in governments, mostly at federal and state levels sleepless nights.
Abubakar also spoke in a statement by Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu JNI’s Secretary-General,
The monarch appealed to security agents to put in more effort in resolving the issues of insecurity across Nigeria, mostly in the Northern Part.
The statement reads partly: “The repeated massacre of people, as well as the senseless burning of houses and livestock in Borno, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger states and indeed other states such as Adamawa, Kaduna and Taraba, should give governments and its functionaries at both federal and state levels sleepless nights.
“By now, an instantaneous pronouncement followed by robust actions should have been made by the government of the day, not verbal warnings and condemnations dished out to the perpetrators of the murderous acts.
“Isn’t the government of the day a popular government? Is it not a participatory government?
“Why doesn’t public opinion(s) matter to it? Or isn’t public opinion(s) considered an ingredient to the government of the day?”
The Sultan’s remarks are coming at a time President Buhari urged Nigerians that he is capable of dealing with terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.
Abubakar called for patience from Nigerians as the military explore areas to deal with the menace of banditry and Insurgency.
A coalition of Northern youths had given My President 14 days to end Insurgency in the region.
They had vowed to take over the governments, if Buhari failed to end insecurity in the region within the ultimatum given.