Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
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 stop the carnage in the country.
According to him, both the federal and state governments must wake up to its 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 menace of rape across the country and called on the government to protect the female folks from the crime.
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 a decisive action.
“We implore 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.
“They remain in their comfort zones as their subjects are subjected to arsons and killings of the highest degree. Government should not reduce itself to just issuing light press statements on security upheavals.
“Governments at all levels should do everything possible, as a matter of urgency to stop these evil acts of terror repeatedly being unleashed on innocent souls and restore peace and security, which is their first constitutional role, as inaction and silence are no longer acceptable.”
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