“The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said that the present security and developmental challenges facing Northern Nigeria was self inflicted by northerners themselves.
The Sultan spoke at the Northern Nigeria Governors Peace and Reconciliation Committee meeting in Kaduna, blaming northerners for inflicting heavy pains on themselves.
His words, “Let us sit and talk freely and articulate positions that will bring us out of the quagmire we put ourselves. It is important that religious and traditional rulers from our various states sit together, so that each and everyone of us will talk freely for us to articulate a position as the way out of this problem we find ourselves.
We northerners have put ourselves in a quagmire, because whatever that is happening in the North is our own doing. This was because we did not do what we are supposed to do. And since we know that, we have to solve our problems ourselves. So, I think, it is not a bad idea that the committee was set up.”
Will the leaders in Ghana`s Northern Region admit that they have indeed become failure on their people ?? With their arrogance will they for once mellow themselves and engage their people on the need for peace, tolerance and reconciliation?.
Bawku is gradually burning into ashes, whiles we naively claim the nation is the most peaceful among African nations. The Northern region is siting on a time bomb we are all aware of this fact, with this problems of Abudu`s and Andani`s never solved we are never to expect calm from that part of Ghana.
Our Religious leaders, Traditional Leaders and our Political leaders from North are total failure to the people of Bawku and the Nation.
meanwhile the people of the land must also have a change of attitude. If they really want to see peace they must do away with violent and aggressive behaviour. they should also know that none of them(ethnicity) is superior or better above the other.
With the immense efforts of Mr. Honourable Iddi Wuni and his peace campaign group and the sincere attention and dedication to Peace from all the various leaders, Bawku we pray will be a better place for mother Ghana.