The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III says God is angry with Nigerians following bloodshed in the country.
Abubakar, who is the President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, therefore, called on Nigerians to blow whistle on family relations and politicians if found guilty of the killings.
The monarch addressing some Sokoto residents, heads of security agencies, religious leaders and journalists during a Ramadan breakfast dinner held at his palace on Monday night, reiterated that the criminals killing innocent people, especially in the Middle Belt must be arrested and punished.
“The crisis between Fulani and farmers were purely economic, but now hijacked by a few criminal elements. The criminals killing innocent people especially in the Middle Belt must be arrested and punished.
“But please don’t arrest or kill innocent Fulani men just like what happened in Benue state when innocent Fulani people who were on transit were stopped and killed by some residents of the state.
“The killings could continue because some politicians were using it to edge out their political opponents. Nigerians should expose criminals in their midst, even if they are their parents or relations.
“Let’s not leave them alone, don’t hide criminal even if they are your fathers, because too much blood had been shed and this is why God is angry with us.
“I believe there are more good people than the bad ones, let the good come together and defeat the bad ones, we have done that while fighting malaria and we can do it again,” Sultan said.
He also advocated for more effective measures and welfare for security agents working round the clock to restore peace in the country.