“Killings are underreported; we buried 76 people in one day in Sokoto” – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that the number of people killed by criminals across the country is underreported.

Speaking at the 3rd Quarter 2021 meeting of the Intra-Religious Council in Abuja on Thursday, Abubakar said the level of insecurity in the country has worsened.

According to him, 76 residents in the State were killed and buried in one day, and 48 persons another day. He said these incidents were not reported.

The Sultan asked why the intelligence agencies have been unable to identify the culprits.

“In eastern Sokoto alone, there was a day we buried 76 persons, who were killed in cold blood by criminals who came from nowhere; people don’t hear about that one. There was another day we buried 48 persons in the same Sokoto, but you didn’t hear about it”, Abubakar further lamented.

Abubakar advised the government to seek help from “foreign powers to come and play the game we don’t know how to play”.

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