The Sultan of Sokoto has urged the government to prosecute Fulani herdsmen who have been killing Nigerians.
The Sultan, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III also said that the killer herdsmen don’t represent the entire Fulani community.
He made the comments on Monday, October 10, at the opening ceremony of the Annual Pan-Northern Groups Summit on Security, Socio-economic and Political development in Kaduna State.
“There are very terrible herdsmen who kill. But they are acting on their own, they are criminals and they must be treated as criminals. Therefore the Federal Government should prosecute them,” he said according to Vanguard.
“It is disheartening to hear when people say Fulani herdsmen want to Islamise Nigeria and that is why they are killing. Any Fulani herdsman who kills is not acting the script of Fulani community in Nigeria, neither is he working for the Muslim community,” he added.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka had earlier said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not made a firm statement against the herdsmen’s atrocities.