Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Right Reverend Hassan Matthew Kukah, has advised the political elite to take proactive measures to checkmate the unending political wrangling and wave of insecurity across the country as it is gradually falling apart.
Speaking at Kizara Village, Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, after commiserating with people of the village over the recent killing of 58 villagers by suspected Fulani herdsmen, he advised politicians to get their acts together.
The respected clergy linked the lingering crisis in the country to inability of the political class to continuously engage in constructive dialogue with one another and urged them to always imbibe the spirit of negotiations and concessions.
According to him, “they must also acquaint themselves with the fact that the constitution has bestowed on them the onus of managing ‘our natural resources, they should know that they ought to manage our human resources well.”
He warned that unless effective measures were put in place to address these problems, the country would gradually fall apart.
Kukah noted that although there was no one single Christian in the village where the attack took place, they were in the village to show the government and politicians that Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs, can live together as one.
“Kizara is a predominantly Muslim community, there is not a single Christian in the community but as Christians, we are in the spirit of solidarity, to strengthen our brothers’ faith in to ensure that they do not deviate from believing in God, because we all serve one God,” he said.