The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has asked Muslims to stop accusing Christians of killings in the north.
The Sultan is the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Co-Chairman of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).
He spoke in Abuja at the fourth quarterly meeting of NIREC.
The Sultan urged Christians to disregard a threat by some unknown persons to kill them Zamfara State.
He said: “If I continue talking about the insecurity in the North, we will not leave this room.
“A few days ago, we were witnesses to media reports of how people were killed in a bus in Sokoto, even though the figure is not correct.
“When I saw a note that the bandits are threatening Christians in Zamfara, I asked: What is the work of our security agencies?
“I will not stop going to the mosque to pray because I saw in a paper that if I go to the mosque I will be killed.
“So, Christians should not be afraid of going to church to worship because an anonymous person is threatening them,” he said.
He added: “Let’s not deceive ourselves; everything is not alright. I have said this so many times, and to know that you have a problem, you have part of the solution.
“The earlier we rise to the occasion, come together, the better for us.”