The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has alleged the federal government deadly insurgent group, Boko Haram, were working together in achieving Islamic domination in Nigeria.
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese made the allegation on Tuesday during a chat with Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need, in the UK, according to The Punch.
The newspaper quoted the clergy as saying this while reacting to the recent killings of 10 Christians by the Islamic State West Africa Province on Christmas eve.
Kukah reportedly based his premise on the continued failure of the federal government to provide a lasting solution to insurgent activities in the country, spearheaded by the deadly group.
He said by seemingly keeping silent on activities of the group, the federal government was working towards achieving the same mission as the deadly sect, albeit via another approach.
“The only difference between the government and Boko Haram is (that) Boko Haram is holding a bomb,” the newspaper quoted Kukah as saying.
“They are using the levers of power to secure the supremacy of Islam, which then gives more weight to the idea that it can be achieved by violence. With the situation in Nigeria, it is hard to see the moral basis they have to defeat Boko Haram.
“They have created the conditions to make it possible for Boko Haram to behave the way they are behaving.”
He went on to say the government’s appointments and body language were further indication of its objective of having a nation predominantly dominated by Muslims.
“If they have countries where everybody is Muslim in power, then you give vent to the idea that Islam should be supreme,” he added.