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Sultan makes case for national unity

Friday, 23 December 2016


(Nsukka, Nigeria) The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa' ad Abubakar has stressed the need to embrace unity in order to address the security challenges facing the country and attain national development.
He gave the advice recently, while delivering an address during the commissioning ceremony of some projects in Nsukka.

According to him, the country is facing so much security challenges ranging from herdsmen attack, kidnapping, oil bunkering, pipe line vandalism and insurgency in the north which have further fanned the embers of disunity.

He stated that insurgency in the north  for instance has really affected the igbos and their business.

"I want to say categorically that nobody in the north had been aiming at a particular Igbo man to kill" "what happens is usually a coincidence because when incidence occur, theigbos become victims because of their industrial nature" the sultan said.

Speaking on the spate of killings by "Fulani herdsmen" the sultan said those who go about killing people are criminals who don't even have cattles and not herdsmen as is widely held.

He advised the entire citizenry to always embrace dialogue in settling disputes as according to him, "war or the use of weapons can never resolve conflict situations".

The sultan also used the occasion to call on political leaders to use their positions to serve other than satisfy their selfish interest.

According to him "any leader who does not discharge his duty responsibly will account for his deeds"

He thanked the Governor Ugwuayi for his developmental strides so far which is an indication of readiness to take the state to the next level.

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