The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Jama’atul Nasir Islam, Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the incessant attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria and has called on relevant security agencies to fish out the perpetrators. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Secretary-General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, on behalf of the Sultan in Kaduna on Sunday.
The Sultan said, “Jama’atu Nasril Islam received with great shock and deep concern the news of incessant killings and maiming of innocent lives and the destruction of public and private properties. Of particular concern is the brutal murder of people in Agatu, Benue State, Nnibo, Enugu State and some parts of Nasarawa State. It is indeed alarming that within few weeks, deadly attacks were reportedly unleashed while the perpetrators go un-arrested.
“We therefore call for a thorough investigation by appropriate agencies in order to fish out the evil perpetrators, bring them to justice and forestall recurrence. It is indeed absurd and most unfortunate that certain groups or people ascribed the incidence to ethnic and/or religious premise and to whimsically apportion blame in order to batter the gradual restoration of peace and security in Nigeria.We must thus be cautious of packaging crimes on religious and ethnic garments.”