Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has faulted the leaders in the north for failing to regulate the activities of youths in the region.
He accused the elites of allowing some youths to float “what they called operation Shege Ka Fasa.”
Speaking at a Northern Security Meeting in Kaduna on Thursday, he warned the leaders not to allow the youths take over leadership from them.
The Sultan said, “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.”