Sultan urges youth to embrace peaceful co-existence

…TY Danjuma restates call on Nigerians to arm themselves against terrorists

October 22, 2022

-muslim-worldview with agency report

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saad III, has urged the youth of Wukari in Taraba State to listen to the Aku Uka for the attainment of sustainable peace in the state.

He was speaking on Saturday at the official presentation of Staff of Office to the new Aku Uka Wukari, Manu Ali, in Wukari.

On his part, a former Minister of , retired Deneral Defence, Theophilus Y. Danjuma, restated his call on the people arm themselves against armed bandits terrorising the country.

According to Mr Danjuma, his earlier call on Nigerians to defend their land against terrorists was taken for granted and the result was clear for everyone to see.

“My appeal to you the new Aku Uka is for you to unite us to be able to effectively defend ourselves against the enemies of the country.

“In 2017 when I called on the people to defend themselves, a kangaroo commission of enquiry was set up to investigate and they said I was lying because there was no evidence.

“Today in the country, there is evidence everywhere; the foreign bandits are killing and taking over lands in all the places.

“I will not give you arms, you have to find out how the bandits got and find yours too,” Mr Danjuma said.

Governor Ishaku, while presenting the Staff of Office to the Aku Uka, urged him to unite his subjects for a peaceful prosperous kingdom and state.

The new Aku Uka was appointed in 2021 by Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba, following the demise of Shekarau Angyu who ruled for 45 years.

Mr Ishaku, who congratulated Mr Ali on his elevation as the supreme leader of the Kwararafa Kingdom, urged him to use his wealth of experience to attract peace and develop the state.

Earlier, Bello Yerro, the permanent secretary, Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, urged Mr Ali to work with the other traditional rulers in the state to promote peace.

In his response, the Aku Uka and Chairman, Taraba Traditional Council, pledged to work hard to ensure peace, unity and progress of the state and Nigeria.

NAN reports the corronation was witnessed by a large crowd, including Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau, traditional rulers from all over the country, government officials among others.

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