The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has insisted that the people who are governing Nigeria are allowing the killing of citizens in their innocence because they have no blood in their hearts.
Kukah also faulted the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari for its refusal to declare bandits as a terrorist group.
The Bishop spoke on Wednesday in his homily at the burial of Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Bello, which was held at Our Lady of Apostle Catholic Church Independence Way in Kaduna.
He noted that there was nowhere in the world where killings of human beings were so manifested as it was in Nigeria.
Recall that the late Bello was kidnapped alongside Rev. Fr. Joseph Keke and murdered by bandits in Katsina on May 21.
“Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocence because they have no blood in their hearts,” Kukah said.
“There is nowhere 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 innocency suggest 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 believe in and where their inspiration comes from. The government has never declared the kidnappers to be a terrorist 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.”
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