The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to Nigerians to stop blaming Fulani herdsmen for every attack that happens in some parts of the country. The Sultan said this during a dinner organised for religious leaders, security agencies and media practitioners in his palace in Sokoto over the weekend.
“If criminals are doing bad things, they are criminals and they can be found anywhere in any religion and tribe. Therefore don’t add religious or tribal toga to any act of terrorism.According to the Sultan, Muslims are more marginalised in the country only that they are not complaining.
Fulani men are only after their cattle not after any government or its policies and programmes. How can they carry weapons, to go and do what with it?” he queried
“When there is a vacant position and a Hausa man is appointed, we called it ‘northernisation and when a Muslim leader visit an Islamic country we say he is trying to Islamise Nigeria. In fact, there are many people from other religion and tribes occupying other offices and we witness many Christian leaders who have visited Christian countries but nobody said they were planning to ‘Christianise’ the country” he said