Again, Bishop Kukah sends strong message to FG over rising insecurity, says Nigerians are angry

Again, Bishop Kukah sends strong message to FG over rising insecurity, says Nigerians are angry

- Bishop Kukah has said it is not too much for Nigerians to demand security from the federal government

- The cleric also identified one of the root causes of the mounting security challenges in the country

- The bishop of Sokoto Diocese added that insecurity, economic hardship, among others, are making Nigerians angry

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Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has again commented on Nigeria's state of insecurity, noting that it is not too much for Nigerians to ask the federal government to secure lives and properties.

The Punch reported that the cleric said this on Sunday, March 7, during a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola. gathers that Kukah added that government at all levels must also provide the enabling environment for Nigerians to thrive.

Insecurity: Bishop Kukah sends strong message to FG, says Nigerians are angry
President Buhari met with Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah at the Presidential Villa in August 2015. Photo credit: @BashirAhmaad
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Cause of Nigeria's insecurity

According to Bishop Kukah, economic discontentment amongst Nigeria is one of the causes of insecurity in the country.

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He said to have a good, peaceful society, the government has to create an environment where everybody thrives according to their abilities.

The cleric noted that Nigerians are “terribly angry” over the insecurity in the land, economic hardship, amongst others.

He said his main worry is that the Nigerian government has not created a conducive environment where people can live peacefully and thrive.

Kukah noted that some will accuse him of inciting Nigerians for simply raising important questions about governance.

Kukah also said nobody will gain anything if Nigeria breaks up.

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Meanwhile, in an earlier report, Kukah in a recent sermon lamented that Nigeria has become one huge wasteland, huge debris of deceit, lies, treachery, double-dealing, and duplicity where darkness reigns supreme.

He made the disclosure on Wednesday, January 6, while delivering his sermon at St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, Kaduna, during the wake-keep of Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau, the Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese.

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The religious leader who defended himself over his 2020 Christmas message that generated reactions, insisted that as a priest, he cannot stay silent about things that are wrong, adding that it is his duty to watch over the country.


Nurudeen Lawal is a journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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