Kukah asked to leave Sokoto


Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has been told to vacate Sokoto for allegedly maligning Islam and Muslims.

The call was made by the Muslim Solidarity Forum, Sokoto, in a press statement signed by the its acting Chairman, Professor Isa Maishanu in which Kukah was accused of trying to break the age-long peaceful coexistence between the predominantly Muslim population and their Christian guests in the State among other alleged sundry allegations.

According to the statement, “In February 2020, he (Kukah) shamelessly staged a demonstration in the heart of Sokoto over the killing of a single Christian priest, presumably, by the Boko Haram insurgents, but did not consider hundreds of Muslims, Fulani herders that were mercilessly killed by the Christian militia in Taraba state in 2018.”

The statement went further to asked the fiery clergy what he thought would happen if the peace-loving Muslims of the seat of Caliphate, responded to his incessant provocative attacks on them and their religion like what happened in Kafanchan 1987, Zango Kataf 1992, Tafawa Balewa in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 2001, Yelwa Shandam 2004, Zonkwa and Jarkasa in 2011?”

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