By Charles Nwabardi
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has appeared before the US Congress in Washington, DC, testifying to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria under President Mohammad Buhari.
“Under President Buhari, the country is falling apart. We have never been this divided,” Bishop Kukah told the US Congress during his testimony on Tuesday.
He lamented that things were unraveling under the watch of President Muammadu Buhari, saying that his government is either helpless or unconcerned and nepotistic. “Every outlet has been Islamized,” Kukah lamented.
He condemned as a totally misplaced priority, the $2 billion railway line to neighbouring Niger Republic being built by the Buhari administration, saying: “Buhari is spending billions of dollars on a railway to another country when his own people cannot feed.”
“In 2020, they killed some of our Priests in the North. They kidnapped our children and forced them to denounce Christianity for Islam. We have issued statements and called the attention of the government to our plight but you see, we have weak institutions.
“The whole of the North is being invaded by armed bandits that are launching attacks at will. The President has shown nepotism in his appointments as he is appointing only people that share the same religion with him into key political offices like the security Chiefs.
“For the first time in Nigeria, the first three persons: the President, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representative are all Muslims.
“This has never happened before. So, we require practical and measuring assistance that can help us and our children,” the cleric cried out.