- The group called on Bishop Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the Muslim Ummah or quietly vacate Sokoto State.
The Acting Chairman of the Muslim Solidarity Forum, Sokoto State chapter, Prof. Isa Muhammad Maishanu has reacted to the Christmas message issued by Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah.
The Forum which comprises Muslim scholars and clerics described Kukah’s message as a direct attack on Islam and Muslims, especially those from the northern part of Nigeria.
According to the group, Bishop Kukah’s message was capable of triggering religious violence in the country.
Maishanu, who noted that Kukah accused Muslims of possessing a character of violence expressed concern that Kukah could make such a statement.
Muslim Group Warns Bishop Kukah
However, the group called on Bishop Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the Muslim Ummah or quietly leave the seat of Caliphate.
The Bishop was accused of trying to break the age-long peaceful coexistence between the predominantly Muslim population and their Christian guests.
According to the Forum, such callous statements are becoming of someone who parades himself a secretary to the National Peace Committee and a member of Nigeria Inter-religious Council.
You will recall that Kukah had in his Christmas message accused President Muhammadu Buhari of promoting northern hegemony.