Muslim Forum Asks Bishop Kukah To Vacate Sokoto State Or Tender Apology
CATHOLIC Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has been called upon to "rapidly and discreetly leave the seat of Caliphate" or quickly stop his "malevolent reprimands against Islam and Muslims" and delicate open statement of regret to the Muslim Ummah.
The call by the Muslim Solidarity Forum, Sokoto was contained in a press articulation. It came in the midst of claims by the Department of State Services of a plot to induce strict savagery in certain states by certain components working with outer powers.
The acting Chairman of MSF, Prof Isa Maishanu, while responding to Kukah's Christmas message, expressed that Kukah, with his assertions, was attempting to break the age-long serene conjunction between the prevalently Muslim populace and their Christian visitors.
As per the assertion, "In February 2020, he (Kukah) organized an exhibit in the core of Sokoto over the executing of a solitary Christian minister, apparently, by the Boko Haram extremists, however didn't consider many Muslims, Fulani herders that were cruelly slaughtered by the Christian local army in Taraba state in 2018."
The assertion went further to ask the red hot church what he thought would occur if the harmony adoring Muslims of the seat of Caliphate, reacted to his relentless provocative assaults on them and their religion like what occurred in Kafanchan 1987, Zango Kataf 1992, Tafawa Balewa in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 2001, Yelwa Shandam 2004, Zonkwa and Jarkasa in 2011?"
Responding, the Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State and its National Vice Chairman (19 Northern States and Abuja), Rev. Joseph John Hayab, and Executive Director of FJPD, Kwamkur Samuel, said the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Foundation for Justice Peace Development blamed the quit notice served Bishop Kukah by the discussion.
Hayab stated, "We have endured them with the goal that we can proceed with together and construct a country of regard for others' assessment. We, along these lines, see this require a statement of regret from Bishop Kukah by this gathering as a demonstration of lack of respect and a presentation of complex mentality to mishandle our resistance soul and our craving for a serene Nigeria.
"We consider this to be as specialists of extortion and terrorizing who need to encroach on the privilege and opportunity of articulation of residents, which our constitution ensures."
In a similar vein, Samuel stated, "Those threatening Nigerians day by day are solid to such an extent that they are remunerated practically on regular routine with deliver even in unfamiliar money under the management of power while those crying on pages of papers like Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, because of misfortunes, experience and horrendous torments and love for the country, are handily recognized, scared and attacked by the very position that can't make sure about the lives and property of Nigerians.
"I will instruct this gathering with respect to youthful and vivacious Nigerians who are requiring the head of Kukah to join the groups of casualties of fear mongers, criminals and outlaws in Katsina, Maiduguri, Zamfara and different pieces of Nigeria to get to the source and supporters of enemies of Nigerians."[NewsNaira]