The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has explained how God is punishing Nigerians with the insurgency.
Speaking at the 5th edition of “Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence” in Abuja, the monarch said the Boko Haram insurgency in the country is God’s way of punishing Nigerians for disobeying his words.
NewsOne Nigeria obtained from Daily Trust that the Sultan who represented the Emir of Jiwa, Dr Idris Musa, at the event, urged Nigerians to obey the words of God in the Bible and Quran.
The Sultan said that insecurity would continue to prevail if Nigerians do not abide by the rules of the Bible and Quran.
His words: “The security challenge is our problem. The Holy Quran is a message to mankind. The Holy Bible is a message to mankind. If we cannot listen to what the Bible and Quran have taught us and we continue in our bad ways, what do we expect?
“It is part of the punishment we are receiving based on our sins. If we can stop committing sin and abide by God’s words, things will change.
“I thank the UFUK Foundation for trying to unite the world to become one and love each other. Today, we are in a situation that most of us do not love each other. This is wrong, we are created in the same way and we are brothers, no matter the situation and religion.
“We are appealing to everyone to live together and be our brother’s keeper and live in harmony. We should not create problems for each other.“