Bishop Kukah informs US Congress about Federal Government’s inability to end insecurity in Nigeria.

Written by on July 15, 2021

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd Matthew Kukah, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government has failed to handle the issue of security which it promised to do before taking over power.

He said this during his virtual presentation to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington, DC, on the persecution of Christians in Nigeria by armed extremist groups in the North.

Kukah said the people are yet to see any tangible move towards tackling Nigeria’s insecurity which, according to him, has a religious undertone.

He stated that the people were agitated, adding that there was palpable fear and tension across the country.

The clergy, in his testimony before the US Congress Commission, claimed religious violence against Christians in Nigeria was a recurring experience of many years, but the spate of the attacks has risen steadily in the last 10 years.

According to Bishop Kukah, the extremists target mainly Christian schools in the North, indoctrinate the children and end up converting the girls to wives, cooks, spies, sexual slaves and so on.

The Bishop, who is also the Secretary of the National Peace Committee, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately appointing more people of his ethnicity and faith into political offices.

Credit: Vanguard

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