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Published On: Fri, Jun 19th, 2020

Killings: Again, Sultan accuses FG, states of lip flogging measures

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has stated that the insecurity in the North is becoming worrisome and should be a source of concern to the government.
Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar made his position known s in a statement made available to media in Kaduna Wednesday.
The royal father called on the military to bring peace to the country by ending the war.
He noted that the insecurity bedevilling some parts of the country especially the Northwestern states is an extension of Boko Haram.
According to the JNI, the repeated massacres of people, as well as the senseless burning of houses and livestock in Borno, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger States and indeed other states such as Adamawa, Kaduna and Taraba, should give government and its functionaries at both federal and state levels sleepless nights.
“By now an instantaneous pronouncement followed by robust actions should have been made by the government of the day, not verbal warnings and condemnations dished out to the perpetrators of the murderous acts.
The statement noted that “as stakeholders, we strongly believe that the repeated killings are blameworthy, and no one found culpable in this gross act of negligence should be spared.”
“In all honesty, all erring personnel would have been dealt with decisively by now or they themselves should have honourably resigned, as oftentimes seen in other climes.
“Is it not a participatory government? Why doesn’t public opinion(s) matter to it? Or isn’t public opinion(s) considered an ingredient to the government of the day?”, the statement reads.

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