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Insecurity: Bishop Kukah lambasts Villa, NASS, Govt Houses

…Says, “Nigerians know those killing them and why.”

…“Govt never declares kidnappers terrorist group.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has lambasted leaders of Nigeria, describing them as leaders, “who have no blood in their hearts.”

Bishop Kukah also said that the continuous barbaric slaughter and murder of their people in their innocency suggests that the country’s beautiful Presidential Villa, National Assembly, Government Houses are not evidence of civilization.

He disclosed this in his homily at the burial of late Rev Fr. Alphosus Yasshim Bello, at Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Church Independence Way, Kaduna State.

He said “Those, who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocency because they have no blood in their hearts.”

Late Fr. Alphonsus Yashim Bello was kidnapped and murdered by bandits on 21st May, 2021, in Katsina State, while on secondment, after he was kidnapped alongside Rev Fr Joseph Keke.

According to Bishop Kukah, there is nowhere in the whole world where barbarity and killings of human lives has being manifested as it is in Nigeria of today.

“There is no where citizens can be slaughtered in the whole world without the government showing empathy and concern. The continuous barbaric slaughter and murder of our people in their innocency suggests that our beautiful Presidential Villa, National Assembly, Government Houses are not evidence of civilization.

“How did Nigeria come to this tragic situation? We know who they are, who they believed in and where their inspiration comes from. The governments have never declared the kidnappers to be a terrorists group.

“There is no ambiguity about those, who are killing our people and why they are doing so and where their inspiration comes from. We hear and live with stories of complicity at the highest level. We as Christians can only rely on the faithful word of God,” he lamented.

He also queried that, “Is it possible that you have a country where people have sworn with Qur’an and Bible ‘to uphold the principle of governance; that they will do everything within their power to protect and defend the integrity of Nigerians’ and suddenly we are where we are today?

“I think the President and Governors of Nigeria should address Nigerians and say, Fellow Nigerians, I have sworn that I will not protect you from foreign invaders, kidnappers and being killed.

“You are on your own. Your security is in your own hands. Keeping you safe is not our immediate priority. Foreign bandits or anyone can come at will, kill, loot, rape, kidnap and murder you. They can wipe out your communities; destroy your homes, your farmlands, property.

“They can kidnap or murder your children at will. They can rustle your cattle. If they kidnap your children, wives or husbands, we will consider you criminals for negotiating for their release. We are preparing a law that could see you go to jail for 15 years for this heinous crime against your fatherland,” he stated.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in prayers, saying, “God will lead us out of this tragic situation.”

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