The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, says the Federal Government should see to the prosecution of killer herdsmen.
The Sultan said this at at the opening ceremony of the 2-Day Annual Pan-Northern Groups Summit on Security, Socio-economic and political development in Kaduna, Vanguard reports.
“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.
“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,”
The Sultan also said the unity of Northern Nigeria is non-negotiable for the advancement of the region.