“Apologize to the Muslims or leave Sokoto State,” a Muslim group tells Kuku.
Following his Christmas message, a group of Muslim scholars under the auspices of the Forum of Muslim Solidarity addressed the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Monsignor. Matthew Kukah to apologize for the alleged “attack” on Islam and Muslims or to leave the Caliphate immediately.
The group, which described itself as a rallying point for Islamic organizations, scholars and religious people, asked the Christian cleric to apologize or leave the state following his Christmas 2020 message, which they said was an insult to Muslims and could provoke religious violence in the country.
Kukah, in his Christmas sermon, accused President Bukhari of promoting northern hegemony, adding that a coup d’état could have happened if the non-Muslim president had done part of what the president has done since taking office in 2015.
At a press conference in Sokoto on Tuesday 12 January, the acting president of the Muslim Forum, Sokoto head, prof. Isa Muhammad Maishanu said that the priest’s message was a direct attack on Islam. Maishanu said this is not the first time Kuqah has attacked Islam and Muslims, especially in the northern part of the country.
He criticized Cook’s message in which he said that if part of the nepotism committed by Bukhari, a Muslim and a northerner, were committed by “any non-northern president”, there would be a coup in the country. ” that the statement was not charitable and incapable of causing violence.
Maishanu said Kukah, accusing Muslims of violence, is provocative. He expressed concern that Kuqah, who lives in the heart of the Sokot Caliphate, might make such a statement because of his alleged “hatred” of Islam and Muslims, even when he calls himself an apostle of peace.
“As part of his antics in February 2020, he shamelessly staged a demonstration in the heart of Sokoto for the murder of a Christian priest in the distant state of Adamawa, presumably after the Boko Haram uprising, but did not consider the hundreds of Fulani Muslim shepherds who were ruthlessly killed by Christian militias in the neighboring state. Taraba,“Maishan said
He said that if the Muslims in Sokoto respond to Cook’s allegedly ongoing provocative attacks on them and their religion, the world could leave the country.
Maishanu said Kuqah should apologize to Islam and Muslims for the alleged attacks on them or quietly leave Sokoto state.
“These heartless statements come from someone who serves as the secretary of the National Peace Committee and a member of the Interfaith Council of Nigeria. Therefore, we ask Cook to immediately end his vicious contempt for Islam and Muslims and his unconditional apology to the Muslim ummah, or to quickly leave the place of the caliphate while he tries to destroy ancient peaceful coexistence. between the predominant Muslim population and its Christian guests “, He said.