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Bishop Kukah says he is safe, house not burnt as curfew commences

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has said that he is safe after protests rocked parts of Sokoto city over the detention of two persons linked to the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel.

Contrary to some reports online, the Bishop also told newsmen that his house was not set ablaze.

In a statement, Bishop Kukah called for calm and commended Governor Aminu Tambuwal for acting promptly by declaring a curfew in the state.

The Catholic Bishop said during the protest, groups of youths led by some adults in the background, attacked the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, destroyed Church glass windows, and those of the Bishop Lawton Secretariat, and vandalized a community bus parked within the premises.

He appealed to Christians to remain law-abiding and pray for the return of normalcy.

He clarified that mass in Catholic Churches in Sokoto metropolis has been suspended until the curfew is lifted.
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