- President Buhari has asked religious leaders in the country to support the fight against insecurity
- Buhari made the charge on Friday, May 14, during a telephone conversation with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III
- The Sultan, therefore, pledged his support to the continued existence of Nigeria
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III and other religious leaders in the country have been asked to unite in support of the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, banditry and COVID-19 pandemic.
Legit.ng gathered that Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, in a statement said Buhari made the call during a telephone conversation with the Sultan.
The report said that the Sultan originated the call to felicitate with the president on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the observance of the Eid prayers.
The Sun also reports that the president called for continuous dialogue between the leaders of the two major faiths for peace and stability to reign in the country.
He commended the Sultan for his effective leadership of the Muslim Ummah and credited him with the unity of the community sustained under his watch.
The Sultan on his part pledged his commitment to the continued existence of the country as one geopolitical entity.
He assured the president of the support of the Sultanate in the ongoing efforts to tackle challenges facing the nation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, said that the federal government would prosecute 400 suspected Boko Haram financiers.
It was reported that the minister made the disclosure on Thursday, May 13, while felicitating with Muslim faithful all over the world on the occasion of this year’s Eid al-Fitr.
Malami in a statement he made available to newsmen through his special assistant on media and public relations, Umar Gwandu, said the federal government was committed to ending insecurity in the country.
He said the federal government would very soon resuscitate and reinvigorate the existing special terrorism prosecution courts in the country in order bring to book all those found guilty so as to serve as deterrence to others.
In a related report, Air Vice-Marshal, Hassan Abubakar, said that in the last 57 years, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired enough armament to stave off any external aggression against Nigeria’s sovereignty.
Abubakar, the chairman organising committee for the 57th anniversary of NAF, made the disclosure in a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Friday, May 14, in Abuja.