Sultan, In Jos, Urges Security Agencies To Arrest Killers Of Plateau Monarch | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Sultan, In Jos, Urges Security Agencies To Arrest Killers Of Plateau Monarch

Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 6:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Alhaji Mohammed Saád Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, stormed Jos on Wednesday  with first class traditional rulers in the North, calling on the government and security agencies to fish out the killers of Lazarus Agai, the Plateau monarch murdered on Monday while returning from Sha village within his domain.

Sultan Abubakar who made the call at the palace of Jos monarch, Da Gyang Buba, commiserated with the Plateau State traditional council, the government, and people of Plateau State on the murder of the Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai, saying those behind the murder of the monarch should be treated as criminals when caught.

He said that the late monarch was someone whom he fondly referred to as “our brother” described the perpetrators of the tragic act as “criminals who must be uncovered and brought to justice.”

The Sultan cautioned that people should not rush to point accusing fingers at the herders resident in the locality when investigation is yet to commence by the security agencies.

He said that the two main religions, Christians and Muslims, preach peace and but regretted that only one per cent of both religions are criminals try to drag the names of the two faiths into the mud.

The leader of Northern Traditional Rulers Committee on Primary Health Care meeting was in Jos to pay the Gbong Gwom a courtesy visit.

He expressed delight over the appreciable restoration of peace and social interactions in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The Sultan called on the people to work hard to co-operate, and collaborate with one another “to fish out the few criminal elements in our mist, and report them to the law enforcement agents for the law to take its course.”

The Sultan noted that going by how events were unfolding in the country, it is important at times like this for us as custodians of the traditional institution of the land to remind us all of the need for peace, understanding, tolerance, respect for one another, forgiveness and love.”

He added, “Irrespective of one’s religion, God sees us all as equal before Him.”

He said, “The defining factor in God’s assessment of us is piety because at the end it is only the pious that will be worthy before Him.”

Welcoming the Sultan and his delegation, Jacob Gyang Buba, the Gbong Gwom Jos, commended the Sultan as co-chairman of the Nigeria Traditional Rulers’ Council for his doggedness in pursuing effective primary health care delivery in the North.

He said that for the Sultan to personally attend the meeting of the committee holding in Jos, showed that he wants to carry out a firsthand assessment of the progress made so far.

The Jos Monarch regretted the gruesome murder of one of his first class traditional rulers in the state and called for the arrest of the perpetrators by the security agencies.