Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto

Insecurity: Why Nigerians are helpless ─Bishop Kukah

*As our country drifts almost rudderless, we seem like people travelling without maps, without destination and with neither captain nor crew, says Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the mounting security challenges in Nigeria in recent times, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, has lamented the spate of insecurity, saying Nigerians have nowhere to turn to for help.

Bishop Kukah, in his 2020 Christmas message titled, ‘A Nation In Search Of Vindication’, Friday, December 25, 2020, said the country’s inability to feed itself is one of the most dangerous signs of state failure and a trigger to violence.

Cleric said: “As our country drifts almost rudderless, we seem like people travelling without maps, without destination and with neither Captain nor Crew. Citizens have nowhere to turn to.

“Our country’s inability to feed itself is one of the most dangerous signs of state failure and a trigger to violence.”

President Buhari a recent meeting with the Service Chiefs

Kukah, while accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism, disclosed there could have been a coup in the country if a non-Northern Muslim President does a fraction of what Buhari did.

Buhari’s administration was institutionalising Northern hegemony by “reducing others in public life to second-class status,” he alleged.

The clergy noted “this government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness.

“The spilling of this blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they gradually becoming part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country?

“President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony.”

According to Kukah, “he has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.

“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.”

Meanwhile, some state governors asked Nigerians to unite to end the security challenges in the country.

Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor and Treasurer of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) in a Christmas message, said the governors were confident that the deteriorating insecurity in the land would be brought to an end under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor said: “The PGF enjoins all Nigerians to work together, irrespective of our differences, to resolve all our security challenges.

“We are confident that under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country will overcome all her security challenges.”

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