Following the killing of 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari Borno State, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam has stated that nowhere is safe in the country at the moment.
The Sultan said this on Wednesday in Kaduna in a statement titled, ‘Press release: Requiem for Zabarmari’ urging the Federal Government to stop paying lip service to service matters.
The JNI stated that actions were needed from the government and not mere condemnation of attacks.
The JNI spoke through its Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Aliyu, in a statement issued in Kaduna on Wednesday.
“We nevertheless, once again call on the Federal Government to rise up to its responsibilities and do well beyond the traditional condemnation, as lip service (s) on security matters should stop. Nigerians are desperately yearning for concrete actions,” the JNI said.
Specifically, the religious body said Saturday’s killinSecretary-GeneralilDre, Jere Local Government Area of over 40 rice farmers by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents without intervention of security forces was condemnable.
It noted that with wanton killings occasioned acts of banditry, kidnapping for ransom and other related crimes, Nigerians had been so terrified as nowhere was safe for them.
The group also knocked the Federal Government’s nonchalant attitude to sympathise with victims of the attack, noting that a prompt visit to the area would assuage the feelings of the affected communities.
The JNI statement read in part, “Forty-three human beings as reported by the media were slaughtered without any intervention by the security forces in the area. The senseless act stands condemned in the strongest of terms.
“Wanton killings, acts of banditry, kidnapping for ransom, high rate of unemployment among the youths, rape and all forms of terrorism have now become the new trend in our communities.