Muslim Solidarity Discussion board, Sokoto, has suggested the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, to rapidly and quietly depart Sokoto or cease what the group referred to as “his malicious vituperations towards Islam and Muslims”.
The group additionally enjoined Bishop Kukah to tender unreserved apology to the Muslim Ummah.
The group’s performing chairman, Professor Isa Maishanu, in an announcement, famous that Kukah along with his unbecoming callous assertion, was making an attempt to interrupt the age-long peaceable coexistence between the predominantly Muslims and Christians.
The assertion got here amidst allegations by the Division of State Providers of a plot to incite non secular violence in some states by some components working with exterior forces.
The group directed Muslim leaders, who out of magnanimity had been displaying goodwill to the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto to grasp that he (Bishop Kukah) is taking their kindness without any consideration, stressing that Kukah doesn’t recognize the gesture however fiercely assaults them at any given alternative.
The assertion famous, “In February 2020, he (Kukah) shamelessly staged an indication within the coronary heart of Sokoto over the killing of a single Christian priest, presumably, by the Boko Haram insurgents, however didn’t think about a whole lot of Muslims, Fulani herders that have been mercilessly killed by the Christian militia in Taraba state in 2018.”
The group requested Bishop Kukah what he thought would have occurred “if the peace-loving Muslims in Sokoto had responded to his provocative assaults on them and their faith like what occurred in Kafanchan 1987, Zangon Kataf 1992, Tafawa Balewa in 1987, 1993, 1995 and 2001, Yelwa Shandam 2004, Zonkwa and Jarkasa in 2011.”