- The sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has urged the federal government to equip the Nigerian military to deal with insecurity
- Abubakar made the statement when reacting to recent attacks by bandits in some villages in Sokoto
- The monarch said citizens can no longer go about their daily lives without been abducted or attacked
The sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has said the federal government must equip the Nigerian military with the necessary logistics and equipment to deal with bandits responsible for the attacks on people across the country.
The monarch made the statement on Saturday, May 30, when reacting to the recent attacks by bandits in some villages in Sokoto state which led to the deaths of more than 70 people.
Abubakar pointed out that the level of insecurity in the country has grown from bad to worse. He said citizens can no longer go about their daily lives without been abducted or killed, The Cable reports.
“People can no longer go about their normal businesses in Nigeria. Insecurity has gotten to the point that you will be in your house and somebody will just come and pick you up,” he said.
The sultan stated that the priority of any leader is to protect the lives and properties of his people.
He said security agencies need adequate funding, noting that the Nigerian armed forces don’t have the equipment to deal with all terrains.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with all those who lost loved ones in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state.
According to Channels TV, Buhari expressed his deepest and profound sympathies to the families of the victims over the incident and prayed for the quick recovery of those that got injured.
Buhari while expressing immense sadness at the tragic acts of the bandits as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic, assured the people that they will not be abandoned and the killers will be brought to their knees.
In another report, the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has expressed dismay over recent attacks in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state, leading to loss of innocent lives.
In a statement sent to journalists on Friday, May 29 and signed by his press secretary, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, the minister sent his condolences to the affected communities, the Sokoto government, people of the state and families of the victims.
He prayed that Almighty Allah grants them eternal rest.
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