The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan-Kukah, on Saturday said that the unending killings in Plateau State is beyond herder-farmer clashes, adding that the murderers “want their own kind of Nigeria according to their ideology”.
This is even as he stated that a war is being waged against Nigeria by the enemies of the country.
Kukah made this known in a statement on Saturday, charging the government to resist the agenda of the marauders and protect Nigerians.
The fiery cleric strongly condemned the attacks by terrorists on communities in the Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of the Plateau State on Christmas eve
It had been reported that the attacks have so far claimed over 200 lives with hundreds of houses and farmlands burnt.
Kukah described the terrorists as “sons of Satan” who chose to extinguish and snatch the light of the joy of Christmas from thousands of people on the Plateau.
“We may pretend that we are not at war, but truly, a war is being waged against the Nigerian state and its people. God forbid, but we could snap anytime, anywhere and for any reason,” he said.
“We have questions crying for answers: Who are these killers? Where are they coming from? Who is sponsoring them? What are their grouses and against whom? What do they want? Whom do they want? Who are they working for? When will it all end? Why are they invincible and invisible? Who is offering them cover?
“ These people want power. They want it on their own terms. They want their own kind of Nigeria according to their ideology.
“These killings are just a preface. These killings are no longer acts by herders and farmers over grazing fields.”
Kukah added that the military cannot continue to suffer intelligence failure.