Most Reverend Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, has praised the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, for declaring a 24-hour curfew to quell the state’s ongoing protests.
Earlier, demonstrators damaged the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral on Bello Road and St. Kevin’s Catholic Church in Gidan Dere, smashing windows and a community bus parked on the site.
Despite this, no one was killed in the protest. Governor Tambuwal, on the other hand, acted quickly to impose a 24-hour curfew in the city. He also called off his consultations.
Remember that the governor was scheduled to visit six states as part of his ongoing presidential campaign talks.
He did, however, cancel the visits to guarantee that the state’s normalcy is restored. He stated, “The state’s peace is more essential than my goal.”
In a statement signed by the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto’s Director of Social Communications, Reverend Father Christopher A. Omotosho, Most Reverend Kukah praised Gov. Tambuwal for taking preemptive measures.
“The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Most Reverend Mathew Kukah, praised Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal for acting quickly by issuing a 24-hour curfew to quell the protestors,” he stated.
He also commended the security agencies for their prompt intervention in preventing the further spread of the protest.
Bishop Kukah, in the statement, also debunked the rumoured attack on his residence. “Contrary to information in circulation, we wish to disclaim that there was an attack of any sort on the residence of Bishop Matheny Hassan Kukah”. He said.
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The Bishop, therefore, appealed to Christians to be law-abiding and pray for normalcy to return to the state.
“All masses in Sokoto metropolis have been suspended until the curfew is lifted” the statement added.