The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has urged the federal government to apprehend the killers of women and children in Mambilla and Numan.
Abubakar spoke in Yola on Sunday at the inauguration of the first Fulani radio station, Radio Pulaaku which was founded by Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Muhammad Barkindo Mustapha.
Represented by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Sultan expressed worry that the security agencicies had not brought the perpetrators to justice.
He noted the spate of killings of defenceless souls as being witnessed could not end until the perpetrators are made to face punishment for their actions, saying the public is still expecting the report on Mambilla killings perpetrated three months ago.
"May I use this opportunity to sympathize with people of Adamawa state on the recent incidence in Numan,and to appeal to security services to thoroughly investigate the incidence and bring the perpetrators to book", he said. "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 therefore commended the foresight of Lamido of Adamawa for establishing the radio station, charging members of staff of the radio station to exhibit professionalism in the course of their duty of enlightening their listeners so as to promote understanding between Fulanis and other tribes.