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October 11, 2016 ( Post 1 )

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has reacted to claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has effected plans to islamise the country, using attacks by Fulani herdsmen as strategy.

Recall that a group known as the Igbo Leaders of Thought recently accused the Buhari administration of allowing Fulani herdsmen to kill Nigerians because of his alleged pursuit to islamise the country.

The Sultan said he was worried that people who were supposed to be elder state men could make such provocative comments.

He stated this on Monday at the opening ceremony of a two-day Annual Pan-Northern Groups Summit on Security, Socio-economic and political development in Kaduna state.

He said, “I am always worried when Nigerians who are supposed to be elder statesmen make provocative comments about this government trying to Islamise Nigeria.

“I keep on asking how? How do you Islamise a country like Nigeria that is probably 80 million Muslims (in population) but we agreed that we are 50-50.

“Are you going to invite America? Somebody so naive even said the visit of the United States Secretary of State was to strengthen the Islamisation of programme of the leadership of the country.

“So people should stop making this noise about islamisation and herdsmen being used to islamise the country and so many negative things,” the Sultan said.

He continued, “The problem with herdsmen and farmers is purely about economy. The herdsman wants food for his cattle, the farmer wants his farm produce to feed his family.

“We have tried to broker peace with Fulanis and Tivs in Nasarawa and Benue states. I have been to Makurdi four times for such meetings.”

Abubakar had earlier charged the Federal Government to prosecute killer herdsmen, stating that they are criminals and they must be treated as criminals.


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