The childhood soar of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has vowed to reciprocate any damage of assault targeted at the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah.
Kukah’s controversial Christmas message had earned him criticisms and backlash from considerable Islamic and northern groups in the country.
On Tuesday, the Muslim Cohesion Dialogue board asked Kukah to gentle an unreserved apology to your total Muslim Ummah or leave Sokoto.
However, on Wednesday, in an announcement issued by SOKAPU, the community accused the Muslim Cohesion Dialogue board of attempting to incite the peace-loving individuals of Sokoto and a few northerners in opposition to the bishop over his Christmas message, which they described as ‘the evident fact’.
The observation partly learn, “The eye of the Formative years Flit of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has again been drawn to an eleven (11) point press observation issued and signed by one Professor Isa Mohammed Maishanu on behalf of Muslim Cohesion Dialogue board Sokoto on Tuesday, the 12th day of January, 2021.
“The observation is asking Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah to leave the Seat of Caliphate (Sokoto), and is additionally attempting to incite the peace-loving individuals of Sokoto and the North in opposition to the bishop over his Christmas message where the bishop out of passionate patriotism voiced out the evident fact when he mentioned: ‘Every staunch Nigerian is conscious of that there is rarely always any blueprint any non-Northern Muslim President might perhaps well well admire completed a a part of what President Muhammadu Buhari has completed alongside with his nepotism and purchased away with it’.
“We’re nonetheless dismayed and pained that a professor might perhaps well well condescend this low, throwing caution to the wind and toeing the direction of spiritual rascality and bigotry by deliberately attempting to window robe the bishop’s message with spiritual colourations and additional inciting the general Muslim Ummah in opposition to the bishop.
“The demeaning call by the so-known as professor for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah to ‘apologise to the Muslim Ummah or quick and quietly leave the Seat of the Caliphate’ is now no longer precise ridiculous and unacceptable but an affront to the rights of all Nigerians who reside and reside freely in all aspects of the country.
“We judge that the reckless observation credited to the professor does no longer in anyway replicate the characteristic of a responsible community such because the Muslim Cohesion Dialogue board.”
The SOKAPU childhood soar additionally instructed the Division of Insist Services and products to arrest Maishanu, who signed the observation on behalf of the community. They mentioned his arrest would aid as a deterrent to those already brainwashed and misled by Maishanu’s unguided statements and forestall a spiritual war.
SOKAPU childhood soar added, “While we call on the Division of Insist Services and products to as a topic of urgency arrest Prof. Isa Mohammed Maishanu to aid as a deterrent to those already brainwashed and misled by his unguided statements and forestall a spiritual war, we’re equally urging the professor to as a topic of public ardour and security put up himself to the nearest psychiatric dwelling for a straight away psychological examination for shamelessly attempting to place a nexus between Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah’s message and Muslims vis-a-vis Islam.”
The community additionally wired that it would now no longer tolerate any assault on Kukah by any person as he has committed no offence.
“The childhood and individuals of Southern Kaduna hereby unequivocally warn that we can now no longer bag additional attacks on the particular person and persona of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah under any pretence. Neither Prof. Maishanu nor any particular person or community of persons can mourn more than the bereaved.
“The bishop’s message became once directed to the powers that be and might perhaps well well now no longer in anyway be mentioned to admire been directed to Muslims and Islam, a faith effectively identified to profess peace.
“The childhood of Southern Kaduna because of the this fact swear to reciprocate any damage of assault directed or aimed in the direction of striking the bishop in hurt’s blueprint by any community of ethnic loyalists, spiritual extremists and enthusiasts.”