Muslim rioters in the city of Sokoto have targeted respected Christian leader, Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, razing down two of his parishes in the city.
The church nor Kukah had nothing to do with the incident that led to the brutal murder of Deborah Samuel in a school on Thursday.
However, the Bishop has been critical of the Muhammadu Buhari regime who in turn had labelled him an enemy of the State.
The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development.
According to Omotosho, the rioters burnt the gatehouse of one of the church buildings and set a bus ablaze in the compound. He added that the second affected church was vandalised by the hoodlums.
Omotosho gave the names of the two churches as Holy Family Cathedral on Bello Way and St Kelvin Gidan Dere, Eastern Bypass.
On Thursday, Kukah described as criminal, the gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, North-West Nigeria.
He had also called on the authorities to ensure “those who are guilty of this inhuman act, no matter their motivation, are punished according to the extant laws of our land.”