Nigeria’s most powerful monarch, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ ad Abubakar has rubbished the idea of a northern security outfit in the mold of the South West’s Amotekun.
The Islamic leader blamed the elites in the region hoping to score cheap political points for creating the “Operation Shege Ka Fasa .” The 20th Sultan of Sokoto delivered the rebuke as he spoke at a Northern Security Meeting in Kaduna on Thursday.
The Coalition of Northern Groups had unveiled the symbol of the security outfit on Wednesday in Kaduna. In his stinging rebuke, the royal father 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. ” He added.