The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd Matthew Hassan Kukah has said that most killings going on in Nigeria now is as a result of 2019 general election and politicians are so desperate to do anything for political position.
Speaking with Daily Sun, the outspoken cleric lamented that politics had become a killing game in Nigeria.
According to him, “Politicians in Africa want power at all cost and they will go over oceans of blood and corpses to place ballot boxes to steal votes. Dead people have had appointments in Nigeria.
“This is a strange country and unless we get to a point where human life is at the centre and defines everything, every blood can only serve as sacrificial offering for the ambitions of those who want power at all cost. But as I have said and I repeat, who knows who will be here in 2019?
“Ask those into whose hands our safety lies. The Church has no army or any security agencies. The only way we can defend life is to do what we did in Benue, generate enough sense of moral revulsion, especially given that those who govern us seem to have other interests. It is a tragic cancer of African leadership, this criminal lack of care for human beings whom the politicians promise to protect.