Even as President Muhammadu Buhari continues to remain silent on the killings of southern Kaduna indigenes by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on him to urgently put a stop to the carnage.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), further called on the Federal Government to objectively investigate the matter and prosecute whoever is found guilty regardless of tribe, creed or social status.
This was contained in a statement released by the Director of Administration, NSCIA Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo on Monday.
According to the statement, the Sultan is saddened that over 800 people have been reportedly slaughtered while about 57 others have suffered murderous injuries.
“The NSCIA denounces these events in its entirety particularly because they run contrary to fundamental Islamic law which ordains human life to be sacred and strongly forbids its unlawful destruction except for a just course.
“The NSCIA would like the Federal and Kaduna State governments to go a step further by proffering lasting solutions to these recurrent acts of hatefulness and savagery in Southern Kaduna. We also wish to call on the Federal government to objectively investigate the matter and prosecute whoever that is found guilty irrespective of the person’s tribe, creed and/or social status,” part of the statement read.
The Sultan also called on all Nigerians to preach, teach, live in peace with one another, promote justice and avoid hiding behind tribal, political and religion to perpetrate evil.
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