Nigerian Bishop Says Islamist Terror Groups Are Set on ‘Destroying Christianity’ in the Country

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah 2. Photo credit: ACN photo James Nicholls CNA 5 3 16 CNA

Islamist terrorist groups causing havoc in northern Nigeria are set on “killing Christians” and “destroying Christianity”, a bishop has warned. 

Bishop Matthew Kukah, of Sokoto, said that Christians in the north of the country are “marked men and women”, according Aid to the Church in Need.

He gave the ominous warning while delivering the homily at the funeral of 18-year-old Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi, who was murdered after being abducted from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna last month.

“For us Christians, this death is a metaphor for the fate of all Christians in Nigeria, but especially northern Nigeria,” he said.

“For us Christians, it would seem safe to say that we are all marked men and women today.”

Nnadi was one of four seminarians abducted from Good Shepherd on January 8.  The other three were later released. 

Bishop Kukah went on to say that the north of the country “has become one large graveyard, a valley of dry bones, the nastiest and most brutish part of our dear country”.

The last few months have seen a number of brutal attacks against Christians in Nigeria.

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Source: Christian Today