Bishop Kukah berates President Buhari over mounting insecurity in Nigeria

Bishop Kukah berates President Buhari over mounting insecurity in Nigeria

- Bishop Matthew Kukah has not backed down in his stinging criticisms of the Buhari administration

- The revered Catholic Bishop says the president is running the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in Nigeria's history

- Kukah also accused the president of bringing nepotism and clannishness into the military and the country's security agencies

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the country.

Kukah, a fierce critic of the Buhari's administration, accused the president of bringing nepotism and clannishness into the military and the country's security agencies.

He made the comment at the funeral of a seminarian Michael Nnadi, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Kaduna state on Tuesday, February 11.

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Nnadi and three other seminarians were abducted from their hostel by bandits on Friday, January 10, 2020, and taken to an unknown destination.

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While the three other victims were later released from captivity, Nnadi was killed and his corpse found along the Kaduna- Abuja highway on Sunday, February 2.

The death of the 18-year old had sparked outrage among Catholics in Nigeria and the Christian community in general.

Many Nigerians accused the Buhari administration of failing to address the mounting insecurity in the country and protecting vulnerable Nigerians.

Almost on a daily basis, Nigerians are killed or kidnapped by armed men on highways or right inside their homes unchallenged by security personnel.

An angry Bishop Kukah stated that Buhari is running the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in Nigeria's history.

“This president has displayed the greatest degree of insensitivity in managing our country’s rich diversity.

“He has subordinated the larger interests of the country to the hegemonic interests of his co-religionists and clansmen and women.

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“The impression created now is that to hold a key and strategic position in Nigeria today, it is more important to be a northern Muslim than a Nigerian,” Bishop Kukah told the thousands of people who witnessed the funeral ceremony inside the seminary.

He continued: “The persecution of Christians in northern Nigeria is as old as the modern Nigerian state.

“Their experiences and fears of northern, Islamic domination are documented in the Willinks Commission Report way back in 1956.

“It was also the reason why they formed a political platform called, the Non-Muslim League.”

After his comments, Bishop Kukah became one of the trending topics on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Kukah, an intellect and fearless cleric, is known for speaking truth to power since he came into public consciousness.

His continuous criticisms of the Buhari-led administration has rattled the government and its spokespersons.

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Recall that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) recently criticised the government for failing to secure Nigerians.

Interestingly, the presidency didn't address the issue but dismissed the group as partisan in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.

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