The sultan of Sokoto, Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said he will never in his capacity call on the Fulanis to pick up arms to kill any Nigerian.
TheCable reports that Abubakar said this on Monday, December 4, 2017, while reacting to reports that he made inciting comments concerning the recent killing of some Fulanis in Numan, Adamawa state.
Speaking on Monday at the meeting of northern traditional rulers council alongside some southern leaders, in Kaduna, the sultan said nothing would make him urge anyone to carry arms illegally.
He said: “As a Fulani leader, I am the leader of Fulanis in this country and in the West African sub-region. I live with so many people and I know their problems and I will never call on any Fulani to pick up arms to kill anybody.
“I have said it so many times at so many fora, those people picking up arms killing people are criminals and whoever you are, whether you are Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba or Fulani, you have no right to take up arms and kill anybody.
“If you see such thing happening then there must be a failure of government , but if government wakes up to their responsibility, some of these things will not happen.
“We keep on calling on everyone to please maintain peace and allow the constituted authority to take up this issues and we will continue to put pressure on them, until they continue to find solution to this dastardly act.”
Abubakar extended a hand of friendship to southerners, urging leaders of the tribes to share things that are uncomfortable which are being done in the North.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that those who kill in the name of God will go to hell.
The Sultan also said that the dignity of human life covers all, adding that human life must always be protected.