Abubakar urges those in positions of authority to help put an end to the crises in the region

Sa’ad Abubakar (III), the Sultan of Sokoto, on Thursday in Kaduna condemned the destruction of life and properties in the northern part of the country by the militant Islamic sect Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah Lid Da’awati Wal jihad, popularly referred to as Boko Haram.

The Sultan said there had been enough of the bloodshed, and urged all those in positions of authority to do all within their powers to end it.
Speaking at the Central Council meeting of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Abubakar, who is President in council of the JNI charged Emirs and Islamic clerics that they must not relent in their efforts for the search of peace and security within our society.”

“The north must come back to its senses and declare firmly and resolutely that enough is enough of the bloodshed. Each and every one of us must come to appreciate that we cannot continue on this destructive path. We must open active, meaningful and sincere channels of dialogue and communication, to ensure that we listen to those who have real grievances and take genuine efforts to address them,” Abubakar said.
“The Muslim Ummah must be resolute and stand against those who take advantage of this unfortunate situation to wreak havoc on society in pursuit of their narrow interests. Allah is never indifferent to the plight of his servants and will definitely put to shame those who seek to violate the honour and sanctity of Muslims.
“I charge traditional and religious leaders to counsel those in positions of authority at the federal, state and local government levels that governance must necessarily be equated with service to the people and the socio- economic development of the society.”
The Sultan added that “the prosperity of the state must translate into the prosperity of the entire populace. It shall not be the exclusive preserve of the few who happen to have access to state resources.
“The current level of poverty, especially in the Northern states cannot be acceptable in any decent society. We must all work together to build viable community organisations to ensure that no man, woman or child is left to go to bed hungry, regardless of his or her status, and no individual is deprived of a decent education or access to a functional health facility, regardless of his or her economic circumstances”.

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