The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described Nigerian leaders as people with hearts devoid of empathy.
Bishop Kukah made this known in his homily at the burial of late Rev. Fr. Alphosus Yasshim Bello at Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Church, Independence Way, Kaduna on Wednesday.
Fr. Alphonsus Yashim Bello was kidnapped and murdered by suspected bandits on 21st May, 2021 in Katsina.
He was kidnapped alongside Rev Fr Joseph Keke.
According to Kukah, “Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocence because they have no blood in their hearts.
“There is nowhere in the whole world where barbarity and killings of human lives as being manifested in Nigeria of today.
“There is no where citizens can be slaughtered in the whole world without the government showing empathy and concern.
“The continuous barbaric slaughter and murder of our people in their innocence suggests that our beautiful Presidential Villa, National Assembly, government houses are not evidence of civilization.
“How did Nigeria come to this tragic situation? We know who they are, who they believed in and where their inspiration comes from.
“The government has never declared the kidnappers to be a terrorists group.
“There is no ambiguity about those who are killing our people and why they are doing so and where their inspiration comes from.
“We hear and live with stories of complicity at the highest level. We as Christians can only rely on the faithful word of God,” Kukah posited