- The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has reacted to some reports credited to some Christian leaders in Nigeria
- The reports were claimed as if Leah Sharibu dies in the hands of Boko Haram, there is going to be a religious war in the country
- Alhaji Abubakar said reports mean that the insurgents are winning the war because that is what they want.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, May 2, warned Christian leaders across Nigeria to be mindful of the way they talk about terrorism in the country.
Alhaji Abubakar made this warning while reacting some reports credited to some Christian leaders that: “If Leah Sharibu dies in the hands of Boko Haram, there is going to be a religious war in the country.”
According to him, “Did the Muslims connive with Boko Haram to abduct the girls and release others? No. For them to now make that comment that if she dies in the hands of Boko Haram there will be a religious war is very unfair.
“How could you start attacking Muslims because this innocent girl happened to be a victim of murderous terrorists? It means the insurgents are winning the war because that is what they want.
“If they hear about this and went and kill the innocent girl, that means you are part and parcel of what make them to do that because they want to cause confusion in the country. We are all praying for her safe return and for the safety of every Nigerian irrespective of his or her religion.”
The monarch noted that more Muslims were killed by Boko Haram than Christians which even the former President Goodluck Jonathan had acknowledged in the past.
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He added: “There is no G4 riffle because it had been wiped away for long. That picture being used particularly by the Channels TV was that of herders in the Central African Republic, who were being terrorised by rustlers because cattle rustling started in their country long before coming to Nigeria.
“You don’t arrest or kill innocent Fulani men just like what had happened in Benue State when innocent Fulanis who were on transit were stopped and killed by some residents of the state.
“We should all see ourselves as security personnel. Let us not leave them alone. Don’t hide criminals even if they are your fathers and brothers. Because too much blood had been shed and this is why God is angry with us.
“I believe there are more good people than the bad ones. Let the good ones come together and defeat the bad ones. We have done that while fighting malaria and we can do it again.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar called on Nigerians to go get their voter’s card ready to elect leaders of their choice in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. According to the sultan, people can only have a say in what the leaders do, only by getting their voter’s card.
He said: “It is only through your voter’s card that you can challenge your leaders and also have a say in what they do.”
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