Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has expressed concern over what he described as the abandonment of Nigerians to their fate in the face of terrifying insecurity in the country.
The Bishop said Nigerians are like orphans in the face of this difficult situation, with nobody to console them.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, the Bishop said Nigeria is in a war situation, even though the authorities are not willing to admit that.
He also expressed his worry about the activities of fraudulent individuals using religion to compound the woes of citizens by subjecting them to all forms of religious manipulations.
According to Bishop Kukah, the situation in Nigeria is inexplicable, adding that Nigerians have to believe and hope in God to bring about the needed change in the country.
“The scripture stated clearly that there is nothing that is happening to us now that is new, that hasn’t happened before; there is nothing new.
“We are in a very dangerous time, whereby many fraudsters are using religion in a way and manner that suit the challenges of the moment”, the Bishop stated.