By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos.
The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Northern Traditional Council, His Eminence Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on the federal government particularly security operatives in Jos to,“as a matter of urgency, fish out the killer of the first class traditional ruler now assuming a political dimension.
He made the call when he paid a condolence visit to the palace of Gbong Gwom Jos, His Royal Majesty, Da, Jacop Gyang Buba at Jishe, Jos Thursday over the attack.
Late Lazarus Agai, who until his death last Monday was the Saf Ron Kulere and Chairman of Bokkos Local Government traditional council, was killed along side his driver, security details when some unknown gunmen attacked his vehicle on his way from farm.
The Sultan who lead a delegation of northern traditional rulers on the condolence in a vehement tone said, “The federal government need to rise up to fish out the killers and bring them to justice as a way of preventing further attack on traditional rulers and other innocent citizens of the country.
“The perpetrators of this unfortunate act in the country, no matter how highly place they may be, must be arrested and be prosecuted because every Nigerians has the right to life and government has the responsibility to protect all its citizens from such untimely death”.
The Sultan explained that the traditional institutions in the Country would not stop talking about peaceful coexistence until the desired peace is been achieved.
“We must work a system out to deal with all those behind this ugly act, and would go to any length in ensuring that the perpetrators of such crimes in the Country face the wrath of the law”.
He blamed a section of the media for working with politicians who put the responsibility of the killing on Fulani “for political reason and selfish Agenda”.
Responding, The Gbong Gwom Jos said, “The attack on late paramount ruler of Bokkos came to me as a rude shock, I least expect that from any one now that peace has been achieved in Plateau State”.
He also noted that the visit by the northern traditional rulers over the death is a gesture that will go a long way in strengthening the bond of unity in the northern region.
Similarly, the northern traditional rulers also paid a condolence visit on the Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong where they also condoled him on the death of Lazarus Agai.
Fish out killers of Plateau Monarch – Sultan to security operatives …blames a section of the media for bias repportorial
By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos.