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Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Nobody: 7:00am On Nov 27, 2020
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open.

The meeting had as its theme, ‘Questioning for peace in the challenges of insecurity and COVID-19’. While describing the North as the worst place to live, he said that bandits had become daring.

He said they moved from house to house, village to village, market to market, with AK-47 rifles openly, purchasing foodstuffs and other items and even collecting change without any challenge from the security agencies.

The foremost traditional ruler stated that the security system in the North had completely collapsed.

He said, “Security situation in Northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few weeks ago, over 76 persons were killed in a community in Sokoto in a day. I was there with the governor to commiserate with the affected community.

“Unfortunately, you don’t hear these stories in the media because it’s in the North. We have accepted the fact that the North does not have strong media to report the atrocities of these bandits.


“People think North is safe but that assumption is not true. In fact, it’s the worst place to be in this country because bandits go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 and nobody is challenging them.

“They stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed. These are facts, I know because I am at the centre of it.


“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So, I am in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to sincerely and seriously find solutions to the problem, otherwise, we will find ourselves soon, in a situation where we would lose sleep because of insecurity.”

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, outlined a code of conduct for both Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.

He said, “We Christians and Muslims must avoid imposing our religious views on others or denying them public amenities, jobs or influential positions because they don’t belong to our faith.

“Merit, not the vigour of our religious piety or affiliation should determine all we do or get in this country. We should not unjustly or corruptly deprive others of their rights, not to talk of wounding or killing anyone for economic or partisan political interests or because of blind religious zeal.

“It is preposterous that Nigerians clamouring for their rights and privileges from government would turn their anger on religious institutions by attacking Churches and Mosques, instigating Christians and Muslims to turn against one another or to destroy public amenities and infrastructure.

“We understand that the budget for national and state security is huge. Let us not deceive ourselves that the bigger the budget the more peace will flow. Weapons don’t bring peace.

What we need is a change of attitude, a conversion of heart; an objective appraisal of the religious or ethnic indoctrination we perhaps were subjected to in schools or at home. If we are only propelled by religious interests that exclude others we shall always remain in chaos and darkness.

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria and co-Chairman of NIREC, Dr Samson Ayokunle, while thanking God for saving the nation from the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to other countries, urged government to always tackle problem before it degenerated.

He asked the government to quickly reverse the recent decision to hike the price of electricity and fuel.

Ayokunle said, “That’s not what we send them to do for us. The decision, evidently, has added to our pains and they should reverse it as quickly as possible.

“The development that led to #EndSARS protest was quite unfortunate, and one of that development is police brutality which ought to be addressed before now.

“We have never witnessed such a mass action in Nigeria before. People were frustrated and because those in power didn’t respond appropriately until it degenerated to that level.

“But attributing the actions of the angry youths to a particular religion or ethnic group is insincere and unsafe. No religious group was exempted from the effect of the protest. The action was a spontaneous action that cannot be attributed to any religion or ethnic group.”

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, regretted that the nation was still faced with insecurity despite the government’s efforts.

“Today, despite all efforts including the deployment of enormous resources, our country still faces a measure of insecurity which is impacting negatively on our economy, social life, education of children and young persons, investment and remains a threat to lives and livelihood,” he said.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Calazoto: 7:02am On Nov 27, 2020
Na wa o, what a country!

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Etrusen(m): 7:02am On Nov 27, 2020
north is the land of banditry nothing else

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by donbachi(m): 7:03am On Nov 27, 2020
As a result of ur failure to tame a growing beast with strong hands and in strong terms..today,the beast is over grown and bigger than u.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by 2emotional(m): 7:07am On Nov 27, 2020
Y'all should enjoy the fruit of the seed you planted. I don't care

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Yenefer(f): 7:07am On Nov 27, 2020
Fake News. Misleading headline

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by 2by40ft: 7:08am On Nov 27, 2020
In Nigeria each region has it own share of unfortunate events but trying to outcry one another is just a calling foreign donors.
Most of our problems are self inflicted that we just need to look inward for solutions

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by 2by40ft: 7:11am On Nov 27, 2020
Etrusen:
north is the land of banditry nothing else
This is just like saying East is the land of child trafficking nothing else.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by doggedfighter(f): 7:13am On Nov 27, 2020
And there seems to be no end in sight.

If their brother in power isn't bothered about their plight.

Who else can help them?

Been long I heard Sai baba grin grin grin or

even darling daddy on Nairaland grin grin

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by November1857(m): 7:17am On Nov 27, 2020
North is the major reason why Nigeria is stagnant !

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by AsomughaChuks05: 7:27am On Nov 27, 2020
That's the consequence of people from that part of the country thinking that they are above the law and the government gives them overt and covert backing. The arewas are untouchables that's why you can't see any fulani herdsman paraded by the police or army for murder since they started their jihadist onslaught from the time of Obasanjo, Jonathan and now Buhari. The effect of that invincibility is what is going back to haunt them now. In case you are not aware, most of the kidnappers are fulani herdsmen who have taken up the new profession since the outcry against their murderous incursion into farmlands made them shift base.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Nigeriabiafra80: 7:28am On Nov 27, 2020
I disagree
Sultan have join ipob and kanu to destabilize this country
He want to bring down buhari government grin

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Seniorwriter(m): 7:29am On Nov 27, 2020
So the Sultan
Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Realtord43(m): 7:42am On Nov 27, 2020
Even bible say "fear North"

but you people hvnt seen yet.
there is more to come and nobody, i repeat nobody will come rescue you lots. sai baba

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by haryorbarmie83(m): 7:44am On Nov 27, 2020
The monsters you north created are now hunting you. Enjoy your bandits.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Charmingrascal(m): 7:44am On Nov 27, 2020
Skynet45:


https://punchng.com/north-worst-place-to-live-bandits-operate-freely-sultan/


That's not true.
North is peaceful Buhari is working
Buhari till 2027


Sai Baba

















Una never see anything aje ngbo!

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Juliusmalema: 7:45am On Nov 27, 2020
Ok
Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by TinubuGoQuench(f): 7:47am On Nov 27, 2020
EVIL PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS HARVEST THE EVILS THEY SOW

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by doctokwus: 7:49am On Nov 27, 2020
Voting in Buhari in 2015 was excusable because of the poor and corrupt government GEJ ran and the agreement by majority of Nigerians that a new order was needed.
But revoting Buhari for a second term was inexcusable, unexplainable and a crime by the North because his monumental failures were already visible by 2019 and was clearly going to get worst.
The country generally is suffering on all fronts due to Buhari's now legendary incompetence and deficiencies,but the North is bearing it's full brunt because they placed religious bigotry over anyother thing once it comes to Buhari.
The insecurity they are suffering most harshly now,worst in the history of the North,and the severe economic deprivation they are also experiencing, is the sign they should take going forward that no leader should be considered chiefly because he seems or claims to be a more devoted,even extremist Muslim,than his contenders.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Bigseven(m): 7:52am On Nov 27, 2020
Yenefer:
Fake News.
it's always fake when a fellow northernan is saying the truth. Without him saying whether fake or not are you not seeing what is happening in za north? This same attitude is the reason the north can't accept any fault in their leaders meanwhile they cry in secret. I wish you had a family in the trouble zone.. Then you'll understand what is happening.. Lubbish

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by HeadShot: 7:55am On Nov 27, 2020
Yenefer:
Fake News.

My northern Muslim friend

The sultan is a peddler of fake news

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Liposure: 7:56am On Nov 27, 2020
The north is the architect of its own predicament. Its extreme level of birth rate, unemployment rate n religious intolerance are part of the many factors contributing to the high wave of crisis bedevilling it

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Racoon(m): 8:02am On Nov 27, 2020
Says who? This is hate speech & fake news.Report the Sultan to DSS for reckless statement and Lai Mohammed for slamming of fine.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Nobody: 8:10am On Nov 27, 2020
Skynet45:


https://punchng.com/north-worst-place-to-live-bandits-operate-freely-sultan/

Shebi una be born to rule, you'd rather a demented figure-head than competent leadership

Mumu people

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by OnyeOhuu: 8:28am On Nov 27, 2020
Any evidence?

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Kingscee: 8:31am On Nov 27, 2020
2by40ft:

This is just like saying East is the land of child trafficking nothing else.

And West is for bones and Skull mining nothing else

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by flokii: 8:37am On Nov 27, 2020
What you get when you create offsprings you can't feed in large number cos of elections with next to no education.. the almajiri menace is now a full blown crisis for ab0kis in the North.
The other bad part is they see Muslims from Niger, Chad and other North African countries as their brothers first before catholics in SE. Ndi marginalization people are already fed up grin

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by StaffofOrayan(m): 8:57am On Nov 27, 2020
I have decided to stop sensitizing my people on the need to exit Nigeria,
By the time we lose about 10 kings, and a few leaders of socio cultural groups, na them go dey beg the youth,

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Ostdesigns: 9:16am On Nov 27, 2020
it was never like this in the north, is this a conspiracy

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by Standing5(m): 9:40am On Nov 27, 2020
Lies. Islam they say is peace so don't tell me another exaggerated tale that will be used to push for bigger allocation. Talk to and ask your billionaire governors for allocation too.

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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by FerdinandAbah: 9:42am On Nov 27, 2020
The North is a different place all together



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Re: Sultan of Sokoto: North Is The Worst Place To Live, Bandits Operate Freely by simhosting: 11:21am On Nov 27, 2020
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