Mambilla Plateau Crisis Not Planned – Sultan

Mambilla Plateau Crisis Not Planned – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has said that the recent crisis in Mambilla Plateau, Taraba state, was not planned to eliminate any tribe.

Abubakar stated this at a National Symposium and Launching of 2025 Vision by Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN).

The crisis was not planned by individuals or groups to eliminate any tribe; as an ex-military officer, I can only believe that the crisis was planned when I see a document to confirm that.

The Sultan, however, decried the destruction during the violence and prayed against a recurrence.

He said that he had met with some leaders in Taraba and cautioned them against playing politics with lives of the people of Mambilla Plateau.

As leaders, we must study situations during any crisis before commenting. We must avoid comments that will worsen already bad situations.

He added that leaders must focus on putting out fire where there was one, and stressed the need to reach out to all stakeholders toward restoring normalcy.

He urged government to strive to bring culprits of the Mambilla violence to book, and warned against derogatory terms like Islamic fundamentalists or extremists, Fulani attackers, Berom or Mambilla terrorists. 

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