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At funeral of murdered seminarian, Nigerian bishop denounces nation’s president, Muslim persecution

February 12, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto accused President Muhammadu Buhari of “running the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in known history.” He added, “The persecution of Christians in northern Nigeria is as old as the modern Nigerian state,” with the actions of the “northern Muslim elite” since the 1950s paving the way for the jihadist terrorism of Boko Haram. “For us Christians, it would seem safe to say that we are all marked men and women today.” [The nation of 209 million (map), the most populous in Africa, is 46% Muslim, 46% Christian (36% Protestant, 10% Catholic), and 7% ethnic religionist.]

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