The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, gave the warning in his palace when the Emirs of Gwandu and Argungu in Kebbi, Alhaji Ilyasu Bashar and Alhaji Sama’ila Mera, respectively, paid him the traditional Sallah homage.
According to Sultan Abubakar III, Islam is a religion of peace which abhors violence.
His words, “Violence and mayhem tarnish the image of Islam and Muslims and we should shun them. We should only rely on God, the Almighty, as the Alpha and Omega of the World”.
He further called on northerners to work toward ensuring sustained peace and unity in the country.
The Sultan, who is the Spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria, said: “Peace should be ensured in the region and by extension all parts of the country, as God has created us together with diverse backgrounds.
“These religious, ethnic and cultural differences, among others, should further unite and not divide us.”
Earlier, the visiting Emirs had told the Sultan that they were in his palace to pay respect to him, adding, “We are here to strengthen the bond of relationships between us.”