Sultan urges traditional rulers to support fight against insecurity
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday called on traditional rulers to join hands with government in finding lasting solution to the various security challenges facing the nation.
Abubakar made the call at the 40th anniversary of the Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr Shekarau Angyu, in Wukari.
The Sultan said that the country would not get the desired development if permanent solution was not found to insecurity in the country.
He noted that the royal fathers were strategically placed to lead dialogue in all communities toward achieving peace.
“God has created Nigeria with many ethnic groups for us to live in harmony with one another.
“We are aware of current security challenges in Southern Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and other parts of the country.
“This must not be allowed to continue; let us all preach and practice dialogue, let’s work extra hard to achieve peace for genuine development,’’ he said.
The Sultan commended the Aku Uka for providing quality leadership for his people in the last 40 years and prayed God to keep him for more years of service to humanity.
Retired Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma extolled the leadership qualities of the Aku Uka in the Jukun kingdom.
Danjuma described Angyu as a wise leader who diligently provided efficient leadership to his people over the years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that dignitaries including traditional rulers and governors of Benue, Dr Samuel Ortom, Plateau, Simon Lalong and Taraba, Darius Ishaku attended the occasion.