- Bishop Kukah has accused Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) of inciting violence against him
- The cleric said he is more interested in how religion can be used to foster unity
- Specifically, Kukah asked those inciting violence against him to point out where he wrote against Islam
Following the backlash that followed his Christmas day message on Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has accused some people of inciting violence against him.
Specifically, he made the accusation against an Islamic group, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI).
He consequently called out the secretary of the group, Khalid Aliyu.
Premium Times reports that Kukah disclosed this in a press statement on Monday, January 11.
Kukah who said they accused him of firing an arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria challenged them to point out any part in his message in which he insulted Islam or Muslims.
According to him, he is more interested in how religion can be used to foster unity as against what he was accused of doing.
However, Nigerians have gone on social media to react to the latest development.
Paul Adejumo in his reaction on Facebook wrote:
"Rev. Kukah has spoken the bitter truth. Some groups of persons enjoy the state no matter how bad things are. Nobody should talk about it. They want their atrocities and barbarism to go unchallenged. Kill the innocent and still be called the good one. Thank you Rev. Kukah, continue to hit them very hard with the bitter truth. The good Lord continue to guide and protect you, bless you richly with his goodness."
Alhaji Zuberu Ajaokuta also wrote:
"What exactly is in Kukah's message that is anti-Islam? Islam is a religion of peace, wallahi, any member of JNI inciting violence against Pastor Kukah is truly an infidel disguising as a Muslim."
Habila Adzuba Akidarju added:
"I can vividly remember when Sheik Gumi call for Buhari resignation. What do I know? Maybe its only his people that have the licenced to attack him."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Kukah clarified his Christmas homily which attracted criticisms from supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kukah had in his homily accused Buhari of tribalism, adding that if a southerner were in power today, he would have been a victim of a coup.
The message irked supporters and admirers of the president who took to social media to accuse Kukah of fanning the embers of discord and heating the polity.
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