Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, renowned Islamic scholar, has also cried out over the insecurity witnessed across the country.
Bauchi, who received a Christian delegation led by former minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung, and pastor Yohana Buru of Peace Revival and Reconciliation of Nigeria, at his residence in Kaduna on Tuesday, said Nigerians did not elect President Muhammadu Buhari into office to be treated like animals.
The cleric said no one is safe in the country.
He described the situation as worrisome, saying people can no longer go to farm for fear of being killed.
“What we expect from all the three levels of government, be it Federal, State and Local government, is to get us out of this problem because nobody is safe,” he said.
“You are not safe at home, you are not safe on the street and yet the government didn’t free us from this phobia.
“We didn’t vote for them to be in this situation, we didn’t vote for them to be sold like animals or to be treated anyhow when we have a government in place. What is happening is worrisome.
“We know the government is aware of the happening in the country, we also know the governors too are aware and the local government authority.
“Therefore, they should all listen to us because people cannot go to farms for fear of being killed.
“The government must do the needful by protecting its citizens both Muslims and Christians from these criminal elements.”