The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has asked the military to occupy Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region housing Boko Haram insurgents.
The Monarch on Monday lamented that insecurity is getting worse in the country.
Sultan led other top monarchs to Maiduguri to condole with the government and people of Borno State on the recent killing of farmers by Boko Haram at a rice field in Zabarmari.
Sultan Abubakar stated that they were in Maiduguri not only to commiserate with the governor but to make a strong statement with regards to the insecurity affecting the entire nation.
“The killings have taken new dimensions and we really don’t know what are the causes of these mass killings of innocent people,” he said.
“We had various fora with our political leaders, mentioned these things out, how to take care of our securities in various communities. We have written papers, sent our Governors, we have discussed with all our leaders, all the way forward.
“But we see things getting worst and worst. It used to be Boko Haram alone in Borno and Yobe, now in all over the north in particular and generally all over the country. You have bandits and terrorists all over the north, you can’t even move freely, in the south it’s the same thing.”