You’re on Tramadol; MURIC Replies Father Kukah

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A notable Islamic organization Muslims Rights Concerns on Monday told Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rev. Father Mathew Hassan Kukah that he is a blackmailer whose religious garb may be on some high drugs.

MURIC, in its message by the Director, Prof Ishaq Lakin Akintola, described as a divisive element who has sought to cause further confusion to an already stressed Nigeria.

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The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hasan Kukah, yesterday suggested that there would have been a coup had a Southerner occupied the Nigerian seat of power. He also referred to Islam as a violent religion. However, the Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has described the bishop as a first class blackmailer.

This was made known to newsmen in a press statement issued on Monday, 27th December, 2020 by Professor Ishaq Akintola, director of the organization.

MURIC’s statement reads:

“We are shocked to our marrows by the vitriolic attack launched yesterday by Rev. Hasan Kukah against Islam as a religion. The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese referred to Islam as a violent religion. He also surreptitiously called for a coup against a democratically elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari whom he falsely accused of nepotism.

“According to him, ‘…There is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it. There would have been a military coup…’ In other words there could have been a coup if a non-Northerner had practised nepotism like Buhari.

“This is a most irresponsible pronouncement and we will not allow it to go unchallenged. Kukah’s statement is reckless, inflammatory and unguarded. It is the most egregious, luciferous, serpentine and diabolical statement of the year 2020. Hasan Mathew Kukah is ululating from the wrong side of the pulpit. Kukah is in the habit of demonizing and demarketing any president who happens to be a Muslim. In particular, we are

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