- Nigerians have expressed their anger following the call for Bishop Matthew Kukah to resign from the national peace committee
- The people took to social media calling out the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) who made the request
- Some Twitter users criticised the Islamic group for not asking the service chiefs to resign
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has come under fire from Nigerians after asking the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah to resign from the General Abdul Salaam-led national peace committee.
The cleric has been in the news following his Christmas message against the current government accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the director of the organisation, in a statement he issued, had criticised Kukah following the cleric’s Christmas Day message to Nigerians.
Legit.ng gathered that citizens on Wednesday, December 30, took to social media to blast the Islamic group for creating unnecessary controversies.
Others berated the group for not asking the Nigerian service chiefs to resign amid the spike in insecurity challenges across the nation.
Legit.ng gathered some reactions from Twitter:
Nigerians ask the Islamic group to relocate to the north.
Some citizens believe the organization doesn't speak on behalf of Muslims in the country.
Others took to Twitter to express their displeasure over MURIC's request.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Dino Melaye, a former senator, warned President Buhari against attempting to arrest Kukah, for criticising the current administration.
The bishop has been under fire by some groups in the country for accusing President Buhari of crass nepotism.
Melaye has suggested that such an action against the religious leader would prompt a backlash from the people. He warned that if Kukah is arrested, the president will be shown that the government is not owned by him but by the people.
In a related development, the Christian Association of Nigeria has accused the federal government and the president of Muslims Rights Concern of twisting Bishop Kukah’s statement against the Buhari-led government.
The northern chapter of CAN defended Kukah, saying he never made any statement attacking Islam or calling for a coup.
The Christian body, in a statement released on Monday, December 28, said Kukah's statement was twisted. The group said Professor Akintola’s earlier statement as a reaction to Kukah’s message was misleading.
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