Muslim leaders remain silent on terrorist attacks to avoid hurting government – Shehu Sani

Former federal lawmaker Shehu Sani shared his thoughts on the bandit and terrorist attacks on Muslims and Christians in northern Nigeria.

Shehu Sani believes Christians and Muslims face the same hardships at the hands of terrorists operating in different states in the region, but noted that representatives of the former seem to raise awareness more than the latter.

Recall that the bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, had recently, speaking to the US Congress, expressed his fear that the Nigerian government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari was not properly dealing with questions concerning the religious crisis.

He alleged the persecution of Christians in Nigeria by Islamic extremist groups in the northern region of Nigeria.

Kukah told Congress that although the attack on Christians in Nigeria has been going on for many years now, it has increased over the past 10 years.

“In Kaduna State, Muslims and Christians are victims of banditry and terrorism,” Sani tweeted.

“The difference is that the representatives of the former have voluntarily chosen to hide the suffering and tragedy of their people so as not to hurt the people in government.”