Sultan of Sokoto-led JNI tackles Bishop Kukah, says Christmas sermon targets Islam

Sultan of Sokoto-led JNI tackles Bishop Kukah, says Christmas sermon targets Islam

- Jama’atu Nasril Islam has faulted Bishop Kukah's 2020 Christmas day message where he accused the president of nepotism

- The group led by the Sultan of Sokoto described the cleric's speech as a poisoned arrow directed at Islam and all Muslims

- JNI joins other groups and individuals who have faulted the bishop's stand

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Three weeks after the message of Bishop Matthew Kukah, which generated massive reactions across the country, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has berated the Catholic priest.

The group led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar on Wednesday, January 6, described Kukah’s Christmas message as a poisoned arrow targeted at Islam and Muslims across Nigeria, The Punch reports.

The organisation, in a statement by Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, JNI’s secretary-general in Kaduna, stated that Kukah’s message was irresponsible and seditious.

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Sultan of Sokoto-led JNI tackles Bishop Kukah, says Christmas sermon targets Islam
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has attacked the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Reverend Matthew Kukah. Photo credit: @Ekwulu
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Aliyu went on to note that though the sermon was disguised as political hogwash to deceive the innocent, there is no doubt that it was a poisoned arrow.

He also added that it was a calculated attempt on Kukah's part to insult Islam which is typical of him.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Professor Ishaq Akintola criticised Bishop Kukah. The founder, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), accused the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of disrespecting Islam.

Specifically, he said Kukah described Islam as a violent religion. He said this in reaction to Kukah's statement on December 25, 2020, about the state of the nation.

Akintola who described the bishop as a first-class blackmailer also blamed him for tackling Buhari.

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Kukah's message against President Buhari's government generated reactions across the country.

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Joining the list of those who aired their views, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, said that the cleric's message was a true reflection of the current situation in Nigeria.

Ortom in reaction to the statement urged Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to those who might tell him that all is well with the nation.

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