Sokoto State Catholic Bishop, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described Nigeria as a country in big trouble.
He warned against taking for granted the patience of the military, in the existing circumstances.
Kukah, who noted that Nigerians have been patient and have also witnessed the patience of the military for 18 years, cautioned those ignoring the increasing security challenges in the country to desist from such before it will be too late.
He stated this on Friday during a press briefing on the forthcoming lecture by the Kukah Centre tagged: “How to make democracy work for Africa.”
Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is expected to deliver the key note address at the lecture.
He said, “We as Nigerians should not take the patience of the military for granted,” adding that the overwhelming presence of the military personnel in various parts of the country is a sign that the country is not democratising.
“I go to Sokoto with my big cross. I don’t feel insecure. A lot of Moslem youths carry my bag, I don’t see them as Moslem youths. The truth of the matter is that our country is in big trouble,” Kukah said.
The Sokoto Catholic Bishop further said that it was obvious that Nigerians are far more divided now than they were before the 2015 general elections.
He also lamented that the hate speeches and banter IGS that characterized the 2015 elections are still very much around.
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