‘Killings across Nigeria due to absence of love’ – Sultan

…As Wike visits, condemns attacks in Sokoto


The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has attributed the widespread killings across the country to a lack of love amongst Nigerians.

The Sultan blamed lack of love for the prevalence of killings, confusion and acrimonious relationships among Nigerians. “If there is love, all the acrimonious attacks we hear, all the confusion all over the place, the killings won’t have taken place. People kill without any motive. Bloodthirsty people kill anyhow because there is no love, and there is no godliness”, he stated.

The Sultan assured that he will continue to build bridges and cement relationships between the peoples of Sokoto and other parts of the country, particularly Rivers State. He commended the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, for his consistent visit to him, particularly during the festive period and for supporting the government and people of Sokoto State.

Sultan Abubakar further appreciated Governor Wike for his unprecedented developmental strides in Rivers State.

Speaking earlier, Governor Wike condemned bandits to attack in Sokoto State and commiserated with the government and the Sultan over the unwarranted killing of innocent citizens by bandits. The governor, who expressed dismay over the wanton killing of innocent citizens by bandits in Sokoto and other parts of the country, said the government and people of Rivers State consider the dastardly activities of marauding bandits as ‘barbaric’.

The governor, who was accompanied by a delegation of Rivers’ elders, also thanked the Sultan for the role he has been playing to ensure the stability of the country, adding that it takes somebody who has passion and undying love for the country to play the kind of role the Sultan has been playing to ensure stability and unity of the nation.

Governor Wike urged the Sultan not to relent to speak for the oppressed, the less-privileged, the poor and rich Nigerians.

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