Bishop Mathew Kukah has accused the Nigerian government of using different methods to achieve the same goal of Islamic dominance like Boko Haram.
He said this while reacting to the recent beheading of 10 persons suspected to be Christians by extremists in Nigeria.
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, in his disgust with the Nigerian authorities, further compared the government with Boko Haram, saying the only difference is that the latter makes use of a bomb to achieve their aims.
He condemned the Christmas Day attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province, and that of Boko Haram on Christmas Eve.
A press statement from the Bishop’s media team on Tuesday evening quoted him as speaking in the United Kingdom with Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Bishop Kukah said the Nigerian government, by packing key government positions with hardline Muslims, gave tacit approval to such groups.