The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has described the situation faced currently in the Northern part of Nigeria as a punishment from God to the country for their misdeeds.
The Sultan, who was represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, made this statement at the 5th International Conference on ‘Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence’, in Abuja on Thursday.
The Sultan expressed that Nigerians must learn to adhere to the teachings of the Quran and the Bible to escape God’s wrath.
The monarch urged Nigerians to live in harmony and stop creating problems for themselves.
Abubakar, who urged Nigerians not to be afraid, stressed that the country has all it takes to defeat insurgency.