Boko Haram Making Major Exploits Under Buhari- Bishop Kukah


Ikenna Atanah
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah on Sunday, April 4, said Boko Haram insurgents are recording more exploits as he criticised the current administration for its handling of Nigeria’s security challenges.
According to the Bishop, Boko Haram terrorists are consuming the nation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
Kukah in his 2021 Easter message titled, ‘Before our glory departs’, recalled that President Buhari had in 2015 described Boko Haram insurgents as a typical case of small fires causing large fires.
“On May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari at his swearing-in as President of Nigeria, said: Boko Haram is a typical case of small fires causing large fires,” Kukah said
“Now, before his watch, the fires are consuming the nation, and in many instances, they indeed start small.
“In all, Nigeria’s troubles are growing by the day, but our hands must remain stretched out in supplication.”
Bishop Kukah also blamed those in power for the increasing cases of banditry; kidnapping; terrorism; and armed robbery in the country.
He noted that insecurity keeps deteriorating; because the ruling class pays more attention to rehabilitating bandits and kidnappers than the victims.
The cleric also expressed concern over the killing of security operatives and the “helplessness” of the citizens, saying: “Taunted by Boko Haram, ravaged by bandits; kidnappers; armed robbers; as well as other merchants of death across the nation, there is collective fear as to whether Nigeria’s glory is about to depart! Retired military and intelligence officers lament over what has become of their glorious profession as they watch the humiliation of our military personnel.
“Traumatised citizens are tortured daily by bandits. The nation has since become a massive killing field; as both government and the governed look on helplessly.
“A thick and suffocating cloud of desperation, despondency, desolation, gloom, and misery hangs in the hot air. We have no message and have no idea how long this will last. Our people seek solace and protection; but frustration and darkness threaten to drown them. Is their government on AWOL?”

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