The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has stated that the new trend of bombing at a motor park and the killings is a design to put the entire north and the country in crisis.
A statement by the JNI under the leadership of His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto also condemned Monday’s bomb blasts in Kano.
The statement signed by the JNI secretary-general, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, also quoted the Sultan as saying, “This new trend of bombing at a motor park, and the killings that ensued, on innocent people that gathered to travel to various destinations at New Road, Sabon-Gari, Kano, Kano State, is disturbing and alarming.
The royal father said, “Moreso, our concern is why was the park targeted? It seems there is a design to set the entire North on crises and by extension, the whole country, starting with Kano, after witnessing relative peace in the region.”
The Sultan also decried the killing of a female police officer, a divisional police officer (DPO) in Kano, Kano State, on Tuesday. “We therefore call for calm and restraint. The situation is very worrisome, and calls for more concerted efforts and strategies of averting such ugly situations.
“The JNI calls on Governments at all levels to as a matter of urgency nip in the bud future re-occurrence and the perpetrators of these barbaric acts be brought to face the wrath of the law. As human lives are sacred and must be treated as such, in line with the teachings of the revealed books.”
The JNI prayed for Allah to “save us from the enemies of peace and development, wherever they may be”.
“Consequently, we call on all Muslims to fervently engage in prayers that will bring an end to these nightmares of insecurity in our great country,” the Sultan added