The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday blamed the northern elites for allowing some youths to float “what they called Operation Shege Ka Fasa.”
He urged the regional leaders to caution the youths.
The Sultan spoke at a Northern Security Meeting in Kaduna on Thursday.
The Coalition of Northern Groups had unveiled the symbol of the security outfit on Wednesday in Kaduna.
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?
Abubakar also expressed concern over the 50,000 orphans in the region as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Sultan, who is the Nigerian Muslims spiritual leader, said if nothing was done about the orphans, they would turn out to be worse than Boko Haram.