Sultan Of Sokoto Asks Federal Government To Investigate How Herdsmen Get Their Weapons
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has asked the Federal government to investigate the sources of weapons used by herdsmen during attack on farming communities.
The Sultan who made the appeal during his Eid-el-Fitr message in Sokoto on Sunday said;
“Real herdsmen do not carry guns; they only move with their cows and sticks.”
“There could be bad eggs among the Fulani, but those carrying arms and perpetrating heinous killings are not herdsmen.Those carrying arms are criminals and should be treated as such.
“Government should probe the sources of these weapons and take appropriate action so as to minimise these attacks,”
The Sultan then praised the government for combating insurgency in the North-East but cautioned that the government should not be complacent as the problem is not over.
He urged Nigerians to complement the efforts of the security agencies toward securing the country, pointing out that security is a collective responsibility.