Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese has stated that Nigerian leaders are cold hearted and do not care about about wanton killings now common in the country.
The outspoken Bishop made these comments while delivering funeral oration at the burial of Late Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Bello, at Our Lady of Perpetual Apostle Catholic Church, Independence Way, Kaduna.
The late Rev. Bello, whom Kukah preached at his funeral was allegedly kidnapped by bandits together with Rev. Fr. Joseph Keke and later killed by the bandits in Katsina State on 21st May.
Kukah noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government has refused to proscribe gun-wielding, people kidnapping and genocidal bandits as a terrorist group.
“Those who govern us are allowing this killing of citizens in their innocence because they have no blood in their hearts,” Kukah said.
“There is nowhere citizens can be slaughtered in the whole world without the government showing empathy and concern.
“The continuous barbaric slaughter and murder of our people in their innocency suggest that our beautiful Presidential Villa, National Assembly, government houses, are not evidence of civilization.
“How did Nigeria come to this tragic situation? We know who they are, who they believe in and where their inspiration comes from. The government has never declared the kidnappers to be a terrorist group.
“There is no ambiguity about those who are killing our people and why they are doing so and where their inspiration comes from. We hear and live with stories of complicity at the highest level. We as Christians can only rely on the faithful Word of God.”