The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to help the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to tackle insecurity in Nigeria.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), highlighted that some Fulani cattle producers are peaceful people during the inauguration of the new MACBAN leadership in Abuja.
However, he questioned why some of their kids had suddenly turned to banditry and kidnapping; he wants the new MACBAN executives to swiftly handle this issue.
The NSCIA director encouraged the organization to conduct a thorough investigation into the situation while claiming that Nigerians’ failure to perform some things correctly is what threatens to split the nation.
The Sultan said, “If we had known the history of the Fulani movement in various parts of the world definitely, we would not have gotten to the situation we are in now.
“Everybody knows that Fulani moves from point A to B. They move everywhere and they inter-marry. And we are peace-loving.
“But how did we come to the situation we are in now, we find our children who are Fulani, but not all of them Fulani have been involved in banditry and kidnapping. What happened?
“When we meet with the executives we will discuss how to tackle this. How do we resolve them because it is high time we did.
“Because we cannot sit down and look at this country and go into fractions just because of certain things we are not doing right.”
Numerous security issues have been plaguing Nigeria in different regions, such as banditry in the North-West and terrorism in the North-East.
In the impacted areas, gunmen continue to launch assaults, kill innocent people, and kidnap others for ransom despite the Buhari administration and security services efforts to address the menace.