Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that not all Fulani herdsmen are bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
He made this known when he visited the headquarters of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in Abuja on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The monarch asked Nigerians to stop profiling a particular ethnic group, adding that the insecurity in the country should not be restricted to the Fulani group.
The Sultan asserted that bandits live among Nigerians, but it does not make Islam or Muslims terrorists.
He, however, advised Muslims to always behave according to the teaching of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.
He said: “As Muslims, we should not allow people’s talk to get into our head when they call us all sort of names. We have fought, we have told the whole world, not only in Nigeria. In fact, there is nowhere in this world that I haven’t spoken about Islam not being a terrorist religion; from the White House to universities in the United States, to Chatham House in London, I have always stood by this. Of course, we have some bandits among us, but it does not make Islam or Muslims terrorists.
“I am a proud Fulani, but I am not a criminal, bandit or terrorist. I just do my best to the best of my ability.”
Earlier, the chairman of NAHCON, Zikrullah Hassan, said the commission had begun the process of transforming its activities from manual to digital.
Source: Naija News