Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has asked northern youths to stop attacking Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, and instead focus on fighting the bandits that plague the region.
In his Christmas message, Kukah had accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of nepotism. Kukah said Buhari had sacrificed the dreams of Nigerians on the alter of nepotism and Northern hegemony.
Reacting, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, accused Kukah of attempting to destroy the quest for national integration by instigating violence.
Also, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the Bishop. The forum described Kukah’s statement as unguarded and an open incitement to military coup and insurrection against the democratically elected government.
Shehu Sani tweeted in response, “My Dear Northern Youths; leave the Kukah in Sokoto and fight the Bandits in your shokoto.”