Sultan: We must wake up
The President-General of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar yesterday condemned the explosion at Nyanya, Abuja and prayed to God to expose the perpetrators.
The Sultan, who spoke at the JNI Central Council Meeting in Kaduna, said the incident was rather unfortunate.
“We want to use this opportunity to condemn what happened this morning in strongest terms. Whoever is behind it, we pray to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to expose him in the nearest future.”
He advised traditional leaders to be proactive in handling matters concerning their people with a view to continuing to tackle societal problems. “We must be very proactive so that we check problems before they happen. There must be time when we should be very active; if not we will be consumed by the problems that consumed other nations.”
The Sultan called on government and security agencies to work together with traditional and religious leaders in addressing insecurity adding that leaders must avoid prejudice in whatever they do.
“We don’t know how many lives were lost in the last few years; we have been at the receiving end because more Muslims have been killed. We all have to put our heads together in solving the problem. We want government at all times to come to the aid of the citizens. If we are carried along, we will help the government; if we are left alone, we will leave the government to do what it thinks, is right. We shall try always to protect ourselves. We don’t have guns, we don’t have ammunition but we have brains that Allah gave us and we have the Qur’an. We pray that Allah brings succour to us. If the government thinks that there is anything they can do alongside religious leaders, we are ready to work with them. We believe it is high time to put sentiments aside and see how we can take our country out of problems so that we, the citizens shall live without hindrances.”