- The Sultan of Sokoto has condemned attacks by herdsmen in various states across the country
- The Sultan said those who cause havoc across the country should also be referred to as animals
- He said Islamic religion does not support picking up arms to kills any individual
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that anyone who picks up arms to kill a human being is an animal.
Speaking at the 2017 National Security Summit on Framer and Pastoralist clashes, the Sultan said those who cause havoc across the country should also be referred to as animals.
Condemning farmers and herdsmen clashed across various states in Nigeria, the Sultan said: “We don’t support anybody picking up arms to kill another person."
“That person is a criminal, whether you are a Fulani herdsmen or Yoruba or Igbo or from Middle Belt.
“We must be honest with ourselves. Our problem is not with organizing symposia, summits, and fora on challenges of security.
“Our problem is non-implementation of the several decisions and recommendations from such summits due to dishonesty and selfishness.
“You cannot claim freedom of expression and insult everybody; you cannot claim freedom of religion and cause problems.”
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