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Sultan of Sokoto, MUHAMMAD SA’AD ABUBAKAR

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of NSCIA condemns killings in Southern Kaduna,

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, MUHAMMAD SA’AD ABUBAKAR III has condemned what he described the ongoing unjust, heinous and dastard acts of destructions of lives and properties c in Southern Kaduna.

A statement from the Director of Administration, NSCIA Ustaz CHRISTIAN ISA OKONKWO quoted the Sultan as expressing sadness that as at the last count, over 800 people were reportedly killed while about 57 others have suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to the statement and I quote “The NSCIA denounces these events in its entirety particularly because they run contrary to fundamental Islamic law which ordains human life to be sacred and strongly forbids its unlawful destruction except for a just course”. End of quote.

He urged the President MUHAMMADU BUHARI-led Federal Government and the Governor NASIR EL-RUFAI-led Kaduna State Government to urgently step into the situation and put a stop to the crisis.

Sultan of Sokoto equally called on the Federal government to objectively investigate the matter and prosecute whoever that is found guilty irrespective of the person’s tribe, creed and social status.

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