Bishop Mathew Kukah of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese has joined a growing number of Nigerians in denouncing the recent killings in the Plateau. He claims that people in Nigeria are increasingly losing faith in the ability of their government to protect them.
In a personally signed statement that he provided to reporters on Saturday night, Bishop Kukah claimed that religious leaders—Muslim and Christian alike—had persisted in using moral authority to persuade their followers not to enact legislation.
Following the Christmas Eve murder of over 150 people in Plateau State by alleged terrorists, Kukah’s states were announced.
He said that the unseen men returned to the Plateau with their gifts of death and destruction in the declaration titled “Blood and Crucifixion on the Plateau.”
He said, “They came from the deepest pit of hell, the habitat of the devils that they are. They are children of darkness, sons of Satan. They opted to extinguish and snatch the light of the joy of Christmas from thousands of people on the Plateau.