The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has asked to know those who have been jailed or executed after they were arrested for terrorism and banditry.
According to him, the National Security Adviser and Service Chiefs have failed the country and ought to resign by now.
The Sultan raised the concerns during a security dialogue retreat jointly organised by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja.
He said, “A lot of people have been arrested over banditry and terrorism, but how many of them have been jailed or executed? These people have killed thousands of people.
“Some people should pay for all these atrocities. The NSA and the service chiefs should all resign by now, because they have failed. Let us get new people with fresh ideas to confront the situation.
“The President, Muhammadu Buhari, knows how to recruit people to work for him, but he doesn’t know how to sack them. Unless, we all speak up and tell one another the truth, there may be no Nigeria even in 2023. We don’t pray so.
“The government has told us they know those who are behind the insecurity. If this culture of impunity is taken care of, and a lot of people are either imprisoned or executed, other criminals will think twice, but it is like these people have turned insecurity into big business.
“In Nigeria, the bane of our problem is corruption. Anywhere people think there is money, a lot corrupt elements move to that side. The issue of insecurity in Nigeria is the new ‘crude oil’ because that is where the money is.”