According to the Punch, some Islamic elite have written to the Sultan of Sokoto, aljai Sa’ad Abubakar III, asking him to lead the dialogue with members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The elite, writing under the aegis of concerned Muslim professionals had through the president of the organization, Alhaji Mohammed Saidu, in a letter to the Sultan, said the activities of Boko Haram were regrettable and that they constituted an embarrassment to the Islamic religion.
The group also noted that there had been no efforts by the Muslim leadership in the country to intervene in the crisis and insecurity created by the sect members, adding that the Sultan’s recognition would become doubtful if he fails to rise the occasion.
You can read more of the letter in the Punch of Monday July 7 2014
Has the Sultan of Sokoto done enough in assisting government to bring an end to this insurgency?