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Herdsmen killings: Sultan of Sokoto tell Buhari what to do



The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, NCTRN, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to end the senseless killings in the country without further delay.

The group added that life is too sacred to be wasted.
The Chairman of NCTRN, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, made the call while declaring open the council’s General Assembly in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Tuesday.

Abubakar said the Federal Government should institute a high powered commission of inquiry to investigate the killings across the country.

The theme of the NCTRN assembly is “Community Policing as a catalyst to Crime Prevention: The Role of Traditional Rulers.”

He said, “As we are meeting, if what is happening is failure of governance, we will discuss it in details and come up with an appropriate report to help government and the Nigerian society.

“We existed before 1914, so we have seen it all. We are there permanently unlike the political office holders that have tenures.

“We must close ranks as traditional rulers to help build Nigeria.

“Let us build the comradeship we have among us down to the communities and let’s mean what we say, and say what we mean.

“Our coming together is unique. It implies that nothing can divide us. So, let us reduce the tension in the country because this is the time for statesmen to work for Nigeria.

“Let us stand and face the people that want to destroy our country,” he added.

Earlier, King Dandeson Jaja, the Amayanabo of Opobo and Chairman, Local Organising Committee, said citizens of the country were waiting eagerly to hear from the traditional rulers.

Jaja said the federal government and the traditional rulers must rise above ethnicity and sentiments to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.

“The Federal Government should tackle the economic challenges and deteriorating security situation in the country,” Jaja said.

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