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Blaming insecurity on Fulani, herdsmen won’t help Nigeria – Bishop Kukah

The bishop of the diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, said blaming the problems of insecurity of Nigeria to the shepherds, banditry, and Fulani will not help the country.

Kukah lamented that criminal elements perpetuate evil and that Nigerians blame the shepherds. He spoke during the funeral ceremony of the father of the president of the Air Peace airline, Chief Micheal Onyema in Mbosi, Anambra state, during the weekend.

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The bishop declared that the issue of banditry, cases of armed robbery and the murders that are currently taking place in some parts of the country must be addressed “in a comprehensive manner, rather than taking the easy road to blame the shepherds of all crimes. ”

According to Kukah: “We are all pastors. We are all nomads. I have a couple of goats that I received as a gift that I am currently raising.

“So. I am also a pastor. We must always look beyond the surface and address every problem head-on. The country’s problem is much more complex.”

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Kukah’s comment comes at a time when pastors were accused of killing the Catholic parish priest of St. James, the Great Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu state, the Rev. Paul Offu. Offu was reportedly shot dead by alleged Fulani shepherds Thursday night.