Sultan skirts the issue once again
Sir: No doubt about it, the latest jab of the Sultan of Sokoto and the “spiritual” head of Nigeria’s Muslims was directed at the gathering of Christian leaders only recently somewhere in Lagos whence these men of God cried out in pain that Christians will invariably resort to self-help in the face of zero protection from the Federal Government. Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Pastor Samson Supo Ayokunle, the national chair of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), were present at that meet.
Suddenly, and phew, the Sultan, who has been quite very mute in the face of wanton Fulani killing here and there found his voice in Lagos in the presence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu blasted the “clerics” who “beat the drum of war.”
I find it excruciatingly hard to understand the “peace” that the Sultan promotes because of this the same Sultan, some time ago, during the PDP rule came down hard on the Beroms of Plateau State for “genocide” against the Fulani even though it was the Fulani that killed then like they still do now.
Recall that after a series of episodes of such “righteous indignations” from the Sultan, the infamous Dogon Na Hawa and other massacres happened across Plateau State. It is also interesting to observe that the Sultan, “defender of Nigeria’s Muslims,” is cool with the idea of educating his daughters in the Christian UK (and even attending school-term ceremonies over there) where the likes of Pastor Adeboye and others have strong followership. Universal peace must be a uniform thing whose structure everyone must agree to.
Pastors Adeboye, Ayokunle and others who do not send their children to Saudi Arabia to get education surely know that the concept of universal peace is still alien to some people. But, what can Adeboye, especially, do? He had already laid hands on an anti-Christian bald head at Alausa and further went to London to do more anointing in a time of personal crisis for the owner of that head.
Sunday Adole Jonah, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.