The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah has said that the spurious story making the rounds on social media alleging his support for the Biafran agitation was only but a figment of the writer’s imagination.
The Bishop in a disclaimer signed by Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, Director of Communications, Sokoto Catholic Diocese, said, he has nothing to do with the said publication circulating on the social media space.
The disclaimer as signed by Fr. Omotosho reads in part, “There is a spurious and untitled piece credited to me about Biafra that is enjoying wide circulation on the social media. I have nothing to do with it. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop Catholic Diocese of Sokoto State”.
The false quotation credited to Bishop Kukah was titled, “Is Nigeria A Lie?”
The respected cleric was mischievously quoted by the writer to have said, “I hate the lie Nigeria is. If I had my way, I will cease to be a Nigerian, because there is no sense of nationhood. Otherwise, how can you explain the audacious impunity of a certain section of this country?
“I want independence from a country that embraces terrorists, and terrorizes agitators. At the slightest excitement, a Fulani man can kill you, and get away with it.
“Those who say Biafran agitators are nuisance, they should know that nuisance begets nuisance. You cannot stop a people who know what they want. Get out of their way. This country will end, unless there is justice for all”.
The Diocesan spokesperson, Rev. Father Omotosho urged Nigerians to disregard elements that are bent on discrediting the reputation of globally respected cleric like Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.
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