Gov Wike Condemns Bandits Attack In Sokoto.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has continued his New Year tour in Northern State (Sokoto) after leaving Benue.
He Condemns bandits attack in Sokoto State and commiserated with the government and the Sultan over the unwarranted killing of innocent citizens by bandits.
Governor Wike stated this when he and the Sokoto State governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, paid a courtesy call on His eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto in his palace in Sokoto over the weekend.
The governor, who condemned the recent spate of killings in Sokoto, said the government and people of Rivers State consider the dastardly activities of marauding bandits as barbaric.
The governor, who was accompanied by a delegation of Rivers’ elders, also thanked the Sultan for the role he has been playing to ensure the stability of the country
” You’ve been trying to stabilise all the religious groups, all the ethnic groups, to understand we have no other country than our country call Nigeria. You have always spoken out irrespective of whether he touches on Moslems, whether it touches on Christians, on whether it touches on those who don’t have religion.
“You’ve always spoken out and you have admonished government where necessary in terms of insecurity, in terms of other crisis, in terms of poverty. You have always spoken out and to advise government on the best way to try and see that things get better for the citizens of the country.”
In his response, His eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, thanked Governor Wike and the Rivers’ delegation for the brotherly visit.
The Sultan blamed lack of love for the prevalence of killings, confusion and acrimonious relationship among Nigerians.
Gov Wike is considered among the contestants in the race to 2023 presidential office, but his controversial antecedent with the Igbos and Muslims might be an obstacle for him if not corrected and amended now.