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BMO reacts as Bishop Kukah reports Buhari govt to US Congress

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, of misrepresenting details and intentionally exploiting the nation’s range to additional his undisguised agenda towards President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The organisation stated this whereas reacting to the cleric’s digital testimony on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Fee of the U.S. Congress.

BMO claimed that Kukah’s testimony was not a real illustration of the safety scenario in Northern Nigeria, and the federal government’s efforts to sort out it.

This was contained in an announcement by BMO Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke in Abuja on Friday.

The assertion learn partly, “Like many Nigerians, we have been aghast to look at Bishop Kukah, a key chief of the Nationwide Peace Committee (NPC), making a presentation earlier than a U.S. Congress fee about alleged government-sanctioned persecution of Christians that’s clearly at variance with the realities on the bottom.

“We make daring to say that problems with banditry and insurgency in some elements of Northern Nigeria are pure criminality, not essentially sectarian, and we’re significantly involved that Kukah, who admitted in his testimony that Muslims have additionally been focused, would even try and current felony issues as non secular cleaning or systematic persecution of Christians.

“The truth is, all indications level to the Muslim group struggling extra assaults from felony parts within the North than the image the Catholic Bishop painted to the People a couple of worse scenario for Christians previously ten years.

“Extra worrisome is the suggestion by Kukah that the Buhari administration isn’t solely helpless but additionally not keen to deal decisively with bandits.”

It added: “We merely marvel how somebody who lives and works in Sokoto wouldn’t pay attention to the a number of bombing raids by the Nigeria Air Power on bandits’ areas in neighbouring Zamfara State, together with the latest one which killed no less than 100 twenty bandits in Sububu forest the day earlier than his skewed testimony earlier than the U.S. Congress.

“Kukah’s case isn’t that of harmless ignorance. It’s deliberate mischief as a result of there isn’t a manner a public affairs analyst like him wouldn’t know that no administration has finished greater than the present one in twenty years to spice up the operational effectivity of the Police and different safety businesses.”

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