- Saad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, says the growing number of orphans in the north could pose a looming security problem for the region
- The sultan warns that if nothing is done about the situation of the orphans, they could turn out to be a bigger problem than Boko Haram
- Saad Abubakar states that several recommendations made to address the issue of the orphans have not been implemented
Saad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, has raised an alarm over what he described as a looming security concern that could be worse than the Boko Haram issue.
Speaking at a security meeting in Kaduna, Abubakar expressed his concerns over the growing number of orphans in the region as a result of insurgency, The Cable reports.
The sultan warned that if nothing was done about the situation of the orphans, they could turn out to be a bigger problem than Boko Haram.
He said several recommendations made to address the issue of the orphans had not been implemented.
He warned that if the issue is not addressed the northern region would continue to suffer the consequences.
Meanwhile, following calls for the reopening of land borders, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an enlarged stakeholder meeting.
According to This Day, the governor called on the Nigerian leader to invite all states with an international border for a meeting to hash out areas of concern in relation to national security rights.
Tambuwal disclosed this on Thursday, February 6, when he received in a courtesy call the coordinator Sector Four National Border Drill operations, acting assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Aliyu.
Legit.ng gathered that seven local government areas in Sokoto state share borders with the Niger Republic which makes it one of the states with international borderlines.
During the courtesy visit, Tambuwal appealed to the president as it is a matter of urgency.
In another report, following the disclosure by the Nigerian Police that it killed 250 terrorists and bandits in Kudaru forest, in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state, there have been arguments on social media if numbers give were factual.
This is because overtime, Nigerians have found it difficult to trust security agencies in the country, given the rising insecurity across the nation.
Residents in the area, however, said the police might have left the corpses inside the forest.
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