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15.05.2022 Featured Bishop Kukah: My House Not Burnt Down by Rioters

Published 15th May, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has refuted claims that rioters razed his house down.

Kukah debunked the false news circulating on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday.

“No, they did not burn my residence,” Kukah told TheCable on Saturday.

READ MORE: Female Student Killed in Sokoto, Remains Burnt to Ashes For Blaspheming Prophet Muhammad

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Many posts about Kukah’s burnt house have made his name trend on social media.

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On Saturday, some residents of Sokoto took over the roads to protest the arrests made over Deborah Samuel’s killing.

A mob killed Deborah on Thursday over alleged blasphemy committed on a WhatsApp group chat. She was a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.

READ MORE: CSO’s Demand Punishment for the Killers of Deborah Samuel

These protesters became agitated and resorted to violence. Videos show a few buildings burnt and vandalised. Some persons have also shared false information using videos and pictures they claimed were from Sokoto.

“Bishop Kukah’s House, Cathedral and 1Billion Naira Catholic Pastoral Centre Set Ablaze by Muslims in Sokoto, Nigeria. Development Story of Terror Attack by Islamists,” one of the misleading headlines shared on social media read.

Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, ordered a 24-hour curfew on Saturday to suppress the protests before they turned more violent.

Published 15th May, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

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