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General News of Thursday, 22 September 2022


Banditry, terrorism fueled by bad parenting - Sultan Of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubkar

Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has stated that the root causes of banditry and terrorism is bad parenting and not religion.

He made this known while Speaking as a Special Guest of honour at the National Secondary Schools Security Awareness Programme organized by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) in partnership with the Office of the National Security Adviser and UFUK Foundation in Abuja.

“God see’s all of us as equal’s. Peace is not the absence of war. Peace is just the absence of Justice.

“You cannot eliminate any religion in Nigeria because God who made us, created these religions and put us together. Peace is very important for us to progress and develop as a nation, as such we must not let anyone use religion to divide us

“Mentoring young ones who are future leaders remained an important component of peace in the home and the society at large. Parents should start mentoring from home because if there is peace in the home, then there should be peace outside.

“So you must have peace at home first because everything starts from home. Your first teacher is your mother from the day you were born when you came out. They bring you out, cut all the umbilical cord and whatever, wash you clean and dress you up.

“The mother is the one handling you from the time until you start running and working, and maybe even until they die.

"Your mother is your first teacher and is the most important part of the home.

“If you have a good home, look for who is the mother; if you have a bad home, look for who is the mother and that is why mothers are so important in our lives.

“If you have bad children running all over the place, carrying guns, killing people, kidnapping, ransom, or whatever, look at the background,” he said.


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