Muslim Solidarity Forum has told the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, to leave Sokoto State over “his malicious vituperations against Islam and Muslims”.
Recall that Kukah had in a Christmas message faulted the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He accused Buhari of running a government with nepotism and a northern agenda.
In reaction, the MSF accused Kukah of trying to break the peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in Sokoto.
This is contained in a statement signed by the group’s acting chairman, Professor Isa Maishanu.
The statement noted, “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 group asked Bishop Kukah what he thought would have happened “if the peace-loving Muslims in Sokoto had responded to his provocative attacks on them and their religion like what happened in Kafanchan 1987, Zangon Kataf 1992, Tafawa Balewa in 1987, 1993, 1995 and 2001, Yelwa Shandam 2004, Zonkwa and Jarkasa in 2011.”