“Killing Christians” and “destroying Christianity” in northern Nigeria are top objectives for Islamist terror groups – according to one of the country’s most respected bishops – who says all the faithful are now at risk.
Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto said that in persecuting Christians, Boko Haram had “exploited” an opportunity provided both by northern Nigeria’s “Muslim elite” and President Muhammadu Bahari’s regime.
The bishop accused leading Muslims of systematic discrimination against Christians and hit out against “the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in known history”.
Bishop Kukah made his comments in a homily at the funeral of 18-year-old seminarian Michael Nnadi of the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, who was abducted and murdered.
The bishop said: “For us Christians, this death is a metaphor for the fate of all Christians in Nigeria, but especially northern Nigeria.
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