Sahara Reporters reports that Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, made a statement in which he described the recent massacre of innocent Nigerians in Plateau State as an obvious indication of the nation’s escalating civil war. Bishop Kukah expressed deep worry and brought up important issues regarding the startlingly high rate of violence in the north, especially in Plateau State, as well as the reasons underlying these heinous crimes. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
In his statement, Bishop Kukah questioned why the northern region has become a breeding ground for extensive bloodletting, citing incidents of Boko Haram, banditry, and various shades of terrorism. According to him, “Why has the north become the birthplace of so much bloodletting? Why has our north become the incubator of all that is destructive? Boko Haram, banditry and shades of terrorism all live in our region. Why is this so? Why have these killings seen as tools of negotiation with the Nigerian state by the protectors of the north? These killers are not ordinary murderers. We are tired of the confusing, inexcusable. monosyllabic excuses saying this is an asymmetrical war, we are on top of the situation.”
The Bishop expressed collective frustration and a sense of betrayal among Nigerian citizens, accusing those collaborating with the perpetrators of being complicit in the ongoing violence. He questioned whether there is a long-term plan to seize control of the Nigerian state, emphasizing that the killers are driven by a desire for power on their own terms, shaping the country according to their ideology.
Bishop Kukah urged the nation to confront the evolving threat, emphasizing that these killings are more than disputes over grazing fields between herders and farmers. He warned that the current violence is a prelude to a larger agenda and called on the Nigerian people to unite in facing this imminent danger before it reaches a critical point.
In a message of hope, Bishop Kukah drew parallels with historical struggles against evils such as slavery, Apartheid, Nazism, racism, and extremism. He emphasized that, despite the challenges, no evil lasts forever and encouraged the nation to stand firm in the face of adversity. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>