Radio Biafra relentless campaign for the peaceful dismemberment of the country called Nigeria has drawn yet another reaction from another public figure, this time around the paramount ruler of Nigeria Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Nigerians to desist from using ethnicity to cause a breach of the peace and violence, the News Agency of Nigeria reports on Sunday.
The Sultan, who allegedly is one of the spiritual leaders of Boko Haram further said “We should never use our religious, cultural or ethnic affiliations to perpetrate or encourage violence, insecurity or sow the seeds of discord and disunity. Such obnoxious factors should also never be used by any selfish and unpatriotic Nigerian in whatever guise to overheat the nation’s polity,” the Sultan said.
Abubakar reportedly spoke at a special Sallah lunch with the leaders and members of the resident communities in Sokoto on Saturday.
According to the Sultan, violence breeds violence and under-development.
He said, “There will not be any meaningful socio-economic development in a society where violence and chaos prevail.
“God has created us with diverse religious and ethnic background to co-exist harmoniously as a united force.
“These differences amongst Nigerians were allowed by God to unite us not to separate and disunite us.”
The Sokoto monarch promised that traditional institutions in the country would not relent in their determined effort to ensure the sustenance of an indivisible country.
He said, “The country belongs to all of us and we have to collectively ensure that it remains as one Nigeria. Nigerians should also continue to fervently pray in this direction.
“Nigerians should continue to be law-abiding and cooperate with the various security agencies in their ongoing commendable efforts to stem the tides of insecurity and other forms of criminality.”