..Vows to reciprocate any attacks on Bishop Kukah
By Achadu Gabriel
Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) Youth Wing, on Wednesday vowed that it’ll reciprocated any form of attacks targeted at Bishop Hassan Kukah over his homily, Christmas message.
The youth wing was reacting to alleged Eleven point press statement issued and signed by one Professor Isa Mohammed Maishanu on behalf of Muslim Solidarity Forum Sokoto on Tuesday, the 12th day of January 2021.
Prof. Isa Maishanu, according to SOKAPU statement issued and signed by National Leader of the youths wing, John Isaac, is asking Bishop Kukah to leave the Seat of Caliphate (Sokoto State).
SOKAPU also noted that the Muslim solidarity Forum is trying to incite the peace loving people of Sokoto and some Northerners against the Bishop over his Christmas message “where the Bishop, out of passionate patriotism, voiced out the obvious truth.
The statement titled: Enough of the bigotry and senseless attacks on Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah”, SOKAPU youths wings lamented that Prof. Maishanu could descend so low, throwing caution to the wind and towing the path of religious rascality and bigotry by deliberately attempting to window dressed the Bishop’s message with religious colorations and further inciting the general Muslim Ummah against the Bishop.
“The attention of the Youth Wing of Southern kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has again been drawn to an eleven (11) point press statement issued and signed by one Professor Isa Mohammed Maishanu on behalf of Muslim Solidarity Forum Sokoto on Tuesday the 12th day of January 2021.
“The statement is asking Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah to leave the Seat of Caliphate (Sokoto), and also trying to incite the peace loving people of Sokoto and the North against the Bishop over his Christmas message where the Bishop out of passionate patriotism voiced out the obvious truth when he said:
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any Non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done with his Nepotism and gotten away with it”, it stated.
SOKAPU stressed that “We are however dismayed and pained that a Professor will condescend this low, throwing caution to the wind and towing the path of religious rascality and bigotry by deliberately attempting to window dressed the Bishop’s message with religious colorations and further inciting the general Muslim Ummah against the Bishop.
“The demeaning call by the so-called Professor for Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah to “apologise to the Muslim Ummah or quickly and quietly leave the Seat of the Caliphate” is not just ridiculous and unacceptable but an affront to the rights of all Nigerians to live and resides freely in all parts of the country.
“We believe that the reckless statement credited to the Professor does not in anyway reflect the position of a responsible group such as the Muslim Solidarity Forum.
“While we call on the Department of State Services to as a matter of urgency arrest Prof. Isa Mohammed Maishanu to serve as deterrence to those already brain washed and misled by his unguided statements and prevent a religious war, we’re equally urging the Prof. to as a matter of public interest and safety submit himself to the nearest psychiatric home for an immediate psychological examination for shamelessly trying to establish a Nexus between Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah’s message and Muslims vis Avis Islam.
“The youths and People of Southern kaduna hereby unequivocally warns that we will not accept further attacks on the person and character of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah under any pretence. Neither Prof. Maishanu nor any person or group of persons can mourn more than the bereaved.
“The Bishop message was directed to the powers that be and cannot in any way be said to have been directed to Muslims and Islam, a religion well known to profess peace.
“The youths of Southern kaduna therefore vow to reciprocate any form of attack directed or aimed at putting the Bishop in harm’s way by any group of ethnic loyalists, religious extremists and enthusiasts”, it added. End