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Bishop Kukah Reacts After Rioters Razed His Residence, Catholic Cathedral

Bishop Matthew Kukah, Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, has disproved the web rumor that his house in Sokoto state was set on fire.

On Saturday, rioters took to the streets of Sokoto to protest the arrest of Deborah Samuel’s accused killers.

On Thursday, a second-year student at Sokoto’s Shehu Shagari College of Education was slain for suspected blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

UPDATE: Bishop Kukah Flees Sokoto As Thugs Burn Down His Cathedral

The cleric’s home had been set fire by rioters, according to a Facebook group called “Catholic Broadcast Commission, Nigeria.”


The post read, “Carnage in Sokoto today: Aftermath of violent protest in Sokoto today. Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Kukah’s house and Catholic Pastoral Centre which were built with over N1 billion naira have been burnt down by hoodlums who are protesting the arrest of those who murdered Miss Deborah Yakubu.”

Bishop Kukah while reacting to the trending claim in a phone conversation with The Cabel disclosed that his residence was not burnt.

He said, “No, they did not burn my residence.”


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