May 17, 2022

Catholic masses in Sokoto stalled until curfew is lifted – Kukah

Catholic masses in Sokoto stalled until curfew is lifted – Kukah

Mathew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, announced on Saturday that all Masses in Sokoto metropolis have been suspended until the State Government’s curfew is lifted.

The curfew was imposed following protests in parts of Sokoto city over the detention of two people linked to the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel.

In a statement, Kukah urged calm and praised Governor Aminu Tambuwal for acting quickly to declare the curfew.

During the protest, groups of youths led by some adults in the background, attacked the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, destroying Church glass windows, those of the Bishop Lawton Secretariat and vandalized a community bus parked within the premises, Kukah said.

“They were promptly dispersed by a team of Mobile Policemen before they could do further damage,” the statement added.

“The hoodlums also attacked the Bakhita Centre located along Aliyu Jodi road and burnt down a bus within the premises.”

Kukah commended the security forces for promptly rising to the occasion to prevent further damage at our facilities, adding that no life was lost.

The Bishop appealed to Christians to remain law abiding and pray for the return of normalcy.

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