Sultan kicks against setting up northern security outfit

By our reporter| Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, on Friday warned northern governors against the establishment of an outfit called “Operation Shege-Ka-Fasa”, set up to tackle crime in the region on Wednesday.

According to the royal father, the governors and the elites should not allow the youth to take over their responsibilities.

The sultan who spoke at a security meeting in Kaduna, said northern elite are the problems of the region, as they have failed to provide them with good leadership.

He also expressed concern over the growing number of orphans in the region as a result of insurgency and
warned that the orphans “would turn out to be worse than the Boko Haram” if nothing was done about their situation.

He said, “I saw it on the television, and the media gave them attention. Now, the elders allowed these youths to go forward. So, the elites are our problems, the elders are our problems. If the elders don’t take the lead, the youth will do whatever they like and think they are right. You have to caution these youths by giving them good leadership”.

“Now, they have launched their own security outfit I don’t know what they call it, Shege Ka Fasa’, meaning what?

“So, I want to call on northern elders to caution them. Don’t allow these youths to take over leadership from you. You have to reach out to everybody no matter how low the person is. So, I think we need to take the bull by the horns and not allow the youths take over responsibility. I think we need to do that and much more.”

“Several recommendations have been made but are not implemented and as they remain unimplemented, we will continue to suffer the consequences,” he noted.

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