By Tunde OLowu.
The Sultan of Sokoto ,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has attributed the rising insecurity in Nigeria to politicians inordinate scheming for elective offices ahead of the 2015 general elections .
The Sultan made the assertion when he hosted some members of the Sokoto State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists to observe with him the breaking of Ramadan fast in his palace in Sokoto.
He lamented that the 2015 general elections was causing distrust and disunity among Nigerians as surprisingly most of the politicians are taking it as a do or die war.
The Sultan condemned what he termed ‘the ongoing needless loss of innocent lives in the country,and appealed to politicians to stop seeing politics as an end in itself and a process wherein the winner must always take all.
He renewed his call for the federal Government to enter into negotiation with the Boko Haram sect for the release of the 219 Chibok school girls, noting that one American soldier was for example released after they ( America )released five dreaded members of Taliban in Afghanistan.
He said the Federal Government should not be rigid in the matter of the abducted girls because most Nigerians were very mindful of different occurrences around them in which citizens of the country have had to pay ransom to secure the release of their loved ones from the den of kidnappers.