Join hands in the fight against insecurity, Bishop Kukah tells Northerners - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Join hands in the fight against insecurity, Bishop Kukah tells Northerners

In his efforts to promote peaceful coexistence between between various communities
and religious sects in the Northwest sub region, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has call on the Northerners to join hands in the fight against insecurity in the region.

Kukah was speaking at an extra Ordinary high level town hall meeting for the promotion peace and security held at Command Guest house Sokoto in collaboration with global rights and other International support groups.

He said the implementation of  the town hall meeting by the two bodies is to deploy strategies for increasing access to justice and promoting credible peaceful, democratic process in the north west and strengthening civic participation and peace building with emphasis in Kaduna and Sokoto States.

The project according to the religious leader is being implemented by Global Rights in partnership with The Kukah Center and support from the CSSF Nigeria Stability programme of the United Kingdom foreign , commonwealth and development office (FCDO)

He said the north west region of Nigeria , previously considered to be relatively peaceful and safe is now the bane of Insecurity in Nigeria ,where banditry and terrorism have created a significant challenge that need to be tackled to advance Women's right and voices .

He told participants at the meeting that instability in the region has threatens to put women's issues on the back burner and erode the gains made on gender development over the years.

Sokoto State Governor Ahmed Aliyu described Bishop Kukah as a man of integrity honour who believed in the continuation of Nigeria as one indivisible entity in respective of our diverse religious belief.

He said the current challenge of insecurity facing the state would soon be overcome as government is doing everything possible to support the security apparatus in the state in their war against terrorist and other criminal gangs operating parts of the state.

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