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Bishop Kukah Suspends Catholic Masses In Sokoto

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah has announced that all masses in the State’s metropolis have been suspended till further notice.

Bishop Kukah hinted this in a statement on Saturday, stressing that masses have been suspended until the curfew declared by Governor Aminu Tambuwal is lifted.

The Sokoto government had earlier declared a curfew after protests gone out of control following the arrest of the suspected killers of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

In a communique signed by Reverend Father Christopher A. Omotasho, Director of the Directorate of Social Communication of the Diocese,on behalf of Bishop Kukah,announced that Services have been suspended and appealed to Christians to pray for peace and remain law abiding.

Part of the statement read: “During the protest, groups of youths led by some adults in the background attacked the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral at Bello Way, destroying church glass windows, those of the Bishop Lawton Secretariat and vandalized a community bus parked within the premises.

St. Kevins Catholic Church Gidan Dere, Eastern By-pass, was also attacked and partly burnt; windows of the new hospital complex under construction, in the same premises were shattered.

The Bakhita Centre located along Aliyu Jodi Road was also attacked and a bus within the premises burnt down by the hoodlums.

Responding,Bishop Kukah, commended Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the security agencies for swift intervention to prevent further damages.

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