‘Those against your re-election behind daily killings’ -Emir of Katsina tells President Buhari

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Receiving President Buhari who paid a condolence visit to his palace over the death of 95-year-old Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque, Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal, who died on Sunday, Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabiru Usman told President Buhari that those working against his second term bid were behind the killings witnessed in many parts of the country.

'Those against your re-election behind daily killings' -Emir of Katsina tells President Buhari lailasnews


According to Emir of Katsina, more than 80% of these crises are being sponsored by individuals, and designed to discredit and bring down President Buhari’s government.

“Those who don’t want you re-elected and who don’t want your government to succeed are behind the current killings ravaging the country. More than 80 per cent of these crises are being sponsored by individuals. It is designed to discredit and bring down your government but they will not succeed. We will continue to pray for you and, therefore, urge Nigerians to join us in praying.” the monarch said.

The Emir urged Buhari to remain resolute, and focused in finding lasting solutions to the problems faced by ordinary Nigerians. He commended the President for his forthrightness, steadfastness, and patriotism in providing good leadership for the country.


“Most of the issues in security are deliberately created by detractors to distract you from the good work you are doing and I can assure you, by God’s grace, they will not succeed.

“As far as we are concerned, you are doing a good job to clean up the country and restore it on the path of honour and dignity,” he said.


Buhari, accompanied by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, was received at the Emirate by Usman. The President told family members of the late Chief Imam to take solace in the fact that the religious leader lived a fulfilled and God-fearing life. He prayed that God will grant the deceased rest and comfort his family.

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