Sultan Voices Concern: Bandits Outpace Government in Plateau Killings


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, voiced strong condemnation regarding the tragic killings of over 150 innocent individuals in Plateau State, expressing deep concern over the consistent ability of bandits to stay one step ahead of the authorities.

Speaking during the 80th edition of the National Islamic Vocation Course, themed ‘The Position of Muslims in National Politics and Economy: Where we are and where we ought to be,’ held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, the Sultan urged security agencies to adopt a more proactive and preemptive stance against these criminal elements.

In his address, the Sultan raised pertinent questions about the government’s response to such incidents, emphasizing the critical need for robust intelligence gathering mechanisms to anticipate and prevent these attacks. He lamented the politicization of insecurity, underscoring the importance of instilling confidence in the leadership’s ability to bring about positive changes in the security landscape. The Sultan cautioned against succumbing to despair in the face of these challenges, highlighting the significance of maintaining hope for a brighter and more secure future.

The Sultan’s comments provided a nuanced perspective on the intricate security challenges, weaving together dimensions of governance, intelligence, and public trust. His advocacy for proactive strategies and a rekindling of optimism resonates as a compelling appeal for collaborative endeavors to effectively tackle the intricate and pervasive issues emanating from banditry and insecurity across the nation.

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