Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has told northern youths to stop attacking Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, and instead focus on fighting the bandits that plague the region.
Bishop Kukah poked the Buhari supporters when he delivered a damning verdict on the administration, saying the nation is almost rudderless under Buhari’s watch.
Kukah spoke about the worsening insecurity in the country, the parlous economic situation, Buhari’s nepotism and drive for northern hegemony.
And he said the ethnic colouration and bias of the government has not yielded good dividends for Northern Nigeria as it is the worst affected by insecurity.
He said that the prospects of a failed state stares Nigeria in the face, with “endless bloodletting, a collapsing economy, social anomie, domestic and community violence, kidnappings, armed robberies”
He then delivered a most critical judgment on the regime, saying that 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 by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
Reacting, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, accused Kukah of attempting to destroy the quest for national integration by instigating violence.
Also, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the Bishop. The forum described Kukah’s statement as unguarded and an open incitement to military coup and insurrection against the democratically elected government.
Shehu Sani tweeted in response,
“My Dear Northern Youths; leave the Kukah in Sokoto and fight the Bandits in your shokoto.”