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Numan Attack: Sultan talks tough; warns against killing of Fulanis

Monday, November 27, 2017

/ by Adamawa Celebrities
Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III 
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Sunday Sent a warning message condeming the killing of dozens of Fulanis in Numan Area of Adamawa State.

The sultan, foremost ancient ruler in Northern Nigeria, warned that the Fulani’s patience and silence over recent killings of their kinsmen in Adamawa shouldn't be misconstrued for weakness.

He needed thorough investigation in to the recent killings in four Numan villages in Adamawa State by suspected persons of the Bachama ethnic group. No cluster has, however, claimed responsibility for the killings.

Speaking in Yola on Sunday throughout the authorization of Pulaaku FM, a station in hand by the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo, Mr. Abubakar condemned the massacre of the handfuls of girls and kids in Shaforon, Kikem and Kodemti villages in Numan.

The police confirmed that thirty girls and kids were murdered by the attackers as reported by PREMIUM TIMES during the weekend.

The sultan, UN agency was portrayed by the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, stressing that government and different relevant security authorities ought to totally investigate those concerned for peace to reign.

“May I use this opportunity to sympathise with people of Adamawa State, on the recent incident in Numan; and to appeal to security services, to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to book,” he said. 
“We have not forgotten what happened to Fulanis in Mambilla, Taraba State and we are still waiting for action from the security services.” 
The sultan then gave the warning against misconstruing “patience for weakness.”
“It is important to remember, that at many points in our history, we make mistakes of confusing patience for weakness.
“I hope, we would not make that mistake this time; what happened in Numan would not go unpunished,” he said.

The police are yet to prosecute anyone for the Numan killings.

culled from PREMIUM TIMES

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