The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, III has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to help the Federal Government tackle insecurity in the country.
Speaking during the inauguration of the new MACBAN leadership in Abuja, Abubakar, who is also the President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), noted that some of the Fulani cattle breeders are peaceful people.
He wondered why some of their children suddenly embraced banditry and kidnapping, a situation he urged the new MACBAN executives to address urgently.
While stating that the threat to divide the country is because of certain things Nigerians are not doing right, the NSCIA boss advised the association to look critically into the matter.
“If we had known the history of the Fulani movement in various parts of the world, definitely, we would not have got to the situation we are in now.
“Everybody knows that Fulani moves from point A to B. They move everywhere and they inter-marry. And we are peace-loving.
“But how did we come to the situation we are in now? We find our children, who are Fulani, but not all of the Fulani have been involved in banditry and kidnapping. What happened?
“When we meet with the executives, we will discuss how to tackle this. How do we resolve them, because it is high time we did.
“This is because we cannot sit down and look at this country go into fractions just because of certain things we are not doing right,” the Sultan said.