The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has decried how lives are been aimlessly and mindlessly wasted in Nigeria by enemies of the nation.
Speaking when he led other members of the Catholic Church to Gandi town where he donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons from Tabanni village in the Rabah LG area, Kukah called for solidarity with one another in such trying times.
Kukah, who warned that Nigeria was heading towards agricultural disaster because the killers were gradually but systemically preventing locals from going to the farm and rearing livestock, advised that the Federal Government should work out a more formidable measure capable of halting the ugly trend.
Seeing the gale of unwarranted killings going on in Nigeria as a ploy to set the nation against itself, Bishop Kukah called for solidarity in trying times irrespective of region, religion or political affiliations.
“What we have come here to do as a Christian community is to respond to disaster within our limited resources.“The tragedy has already happened. We are here on solidarity. We are not here to apportion blame.“The governor, Sultan and other prominent personalities have already been here. And this show of solidarity is important to send out the message to this men and women of evil intentions that we are together.
“We will only continue to call on the Federal Government to do more and protect us. Our people are dying aimlessly and mindlessly.
“This is another farming season, but now, people cannot go back to their farms. There is evidence of another looming agricultural disaster.”The relief materials donated by Bishop Kukah included bags of rice, medicals and consumables, bales of wrappers, and detergents, among others.
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