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Nigerian Govt Takes Exception To Bishop Kukah’s  Comparing Govt To  Boko Haram

Alhaji Lai Muhammed

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed concern over a statement credited to Bishop Matthew Kukah in which he likened the government to Boko Haram.

The government advised the religious leader to use his
high ecclesiastical office to work for religious harmony in Nigeria, instead of indulging in actions that are capable of dividing the country along religious lines.
In a statement today,  January 10,  the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that Bishop Kukah’s statement is not only disingenuous, but also a great disservice to the men and women in uniform who are daily battling the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to keep all Nigerians safe.
The Minister reiterated the federal government’s position that the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists do not subscribe to any religion, irrespective of their pretense to such, but are driven by their primitive propensity to kill mindlessly and destroy without restrain, irrespective of their victims’ creed, gender or tribe.
”To now attribute the actions of these mad bunch to an orchestrated and systematic plan to elevate one religion over the other or decimate adherents of a particular religion is not only unfortunate but divisive, incendiary and insensitive.”
Lai Mohammed appealed to religious leaders to be more circumspect in their comments, especially on religious issues, because of the deeply emotive nature of religion and the tendency for it to be exploited for political gains by naysayers.
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