Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has called for a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the recent crisis at the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State, where many people were killed or displaced.
He made the call in Bauchi at the 2017 National Symposium organised by the General Assembly of Da’awah Coordinating Council of Nigeria (DCCN) and launch of the 2025 Vision.
“The government must come out openly and condemn the act, and set up a committee to find out those behind the crisis and recommend appropriate punishment.
“We will not allow that thing to die like that; we will follow it to conclusion. If it means taking it to higher authority, we will do so and we will not abandon our people,” he said.
He said they were already in talks with governors and other leaders on the issue.
“Issues are being brought out so that we will know how to go about getting solutions to the problems, because once you know you have a problem, you have half of the solution. That will be a better way of handling issues, let’s not wait until we have such crisis on our hands and then we start crying. There is no need crying over spilled milk. It is better to take action before certain things get out of hand”, he said.
While speaking, chairman of the occasion and former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, said the establishment of the Da’awah Coordination Council was a step in the right direction.