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Use presidential powers to stop killing of innocent citizens— Sultan urges Jonathan

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to use presidential powers to stop the killing of innocent prople in North East and Benue.

Abubakar spoke in Sokoto on Saturday when Jonathan paid him a courtesy visit.

“Human life is sacred. I always express sadness over the insurgency in North East and the most worrisome of it is the killing of innocent school children in Yobe.

“This is the height of madness of the insurgency and the killing must be stopped immediately’’, the Sultan said.

He called on Jonathan to do everything possible to bring all political and religious leaders and all the ethnic nationalities together to tackle the insurgency.

The Sultan stressed that politics should not be played with the lives of Nigerians.

Abubakar appealed to leaders to be pious, honest and fair to all.

The monarch contended that 2015 was an issue that bothering all Nigerians.

“There should be atmosphere conducive for elections and there must be justice in whatever we do’’, he said.

Abubakar stated that the visit of the President would strengthen the unity of Nigeria.

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