The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security.
Sultan who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, in a news conference in Abuja said the council is dismayed by the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
The statement also lamented that hardly does a day passes without some heart-rending news about kidnapping, armed robbery, violent attacks on and savage/ritual killings of innocent Nigerians.
The statement was jointly signed by the Head, Media and Communications; Aselemi Ibrahim, Director of Administration Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha, and the country’s Deputy Secretary-General Salisu Shehu.
According to the council, the level of insecurity in the
country has reached an unacceptable upsurge that declaring a state of emergency
on it is necessary.