SA’AD ABUBAKAR, SULTAN OF SOKOTO, took the northern elites to the cleaners for allowing some misery youths to float what they called “Operation Shege Ka Fasa”, what appears to be the likeness of South West “Operation Amotekun” security outfit.
Coalition of northern group, at a press briefing in Kaduna, Wednesday, announced the floating of northern region security outfit, they named “Operation Shege Ka Fasa”. At a northern security meeting in Kaduna, Thursday, Sultan Abubakar asked the regional leaders to caution the youths.
“I saw it on the television, and the media gave them attention. Now, the elders allowed these youths to go forward. So, the elites are our problems, the elders are our problems. If the elders don’t take the lead, the youth will do whatever they like and think they are right. You have to caution these youths by giving them good leadership.
“Now, they have launched their own security outfit I don’t know what they call it, Shege Ka Fasa’, meaning what? So, I want to call on northern elders to caution them. Don’t allow these youths to take over leadership from you. You have to reach out to everybody no matter how low the person is. So, I think we need to take the bull by the horns and not allow the youths take over responsibility. I think we need to do that and much more,” He stated.
Sa’ad Abubakar requested governors of the northern states to tackle security challenges in the region. He expressed concern over 50,000 orphans in the region as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. If nothing was done about the orphans, he said, they would turn out to be worse than Boko Haram.
“Several recommendations have been made but are not implemented and as they remain unimplemented, we will continue to suffer the consequences,” Abubakar said.