Since the turn of the year, there have been a significant increase in kidnapping, destruction of public and private properties, massacre and other forms of criminal activities in the Northern part of Nigeria. The perpetrators who hide behind the mask of "bandits" have shown that they are all out to disturb the peace of the country, despite claims from few Nigerians who claim bandits are ready to repent and surrender.
Islamic cleric, scholar and former military officer, Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has advised the federal government to create a ministry for the herdsmen who have become bandits, as the solution to the the problem of banditry ravaging the country . Gumi disclosed this in a post he made on his Facebook page on Friday, 9th of September 2021.
Nigerian hip hop artist, rapper, song writer and singer Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja professionally known as Eedris Abdulkareem, has questioned the federal government of Nigeria's claim that popular Yoruba Nation separatist Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has a financial link with a convicted Boko Haram terrorists sponsor.
The Northern part of Nigeria has been greatly affected by the activities of bandits since the turn of the year. These bandits have taken lives of innocent Nigerians, destroyed valuables, kidnapped school children and have also ruined some government structures. [Image Credit: Google] In spite of promises by Federal Government that banditry will become a thing of the past, the situation has kept on worsening rarher than getting better.
Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, the highly controversial Islamic cleric based in Kaduna State has been stirring up even more controversies in recent times with his conduct and utterances regarding the nation's security challenges. Specifically, the cleric has been on a self-appointed mission to advocate for armed Fulani bandits who are wreaking untold havoc on hapless Nigerians all across the nation.
Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, an Islamic cleric, scholar, and former military officer with the rank of captain in the Nigeria Defence Academy who is currently the Mufti at the Kaduna central mosque, has declared that herdsmen are not going anywhere and that Nigerians must live with them because they are part of the Nation.
Mr.Joe Igbokwe the spokesperson for the All Progressive Congress(APC) Lagos chapter took to his verified Facebook profile to share the comment of Festus Olanrewaju Ojo, about the DSS extending their invitation for questioning to Sheikh Gumi since Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho have been arrested.
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11 dead, 22 injured in Osun road accident. The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed sadness over the attempt by those planning to succeed him after 2023 to cause disunity and act capable of distracting his administration. Photo Credit: Google, this picture is used for illustration
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, during a program today in the capital city of Oyo State, Ibadan, with the retired military personnel. General Irabor while reacting to the claims by an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, that the Military is collaborating with bandits in Nigeria, said; "It's prosperious for anybody to say the military is collaborating with its enemy".
The Nigerian army through its spokesperson, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu has today replied the Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi in a press release titled "NIGERIAN ARMY NOT COLLUDING WITH BANDITS". The army said it has remain the symbol of national unity which is ready for the protection of the fundamental human rights of the Nigerian citizens and advised that opinion leaders should demonstrate patriotism to increase the unity of Nigeria, rather than becoming an agent of distabilization.
It has been gathered from a reliable source that the executive governor of Bayelsa State Douye Diri has urged President Muhammadu Buhari administration to talk about the renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, over his alleged link to bandits. It was gathered that governor Douye Diri said this while he was speaking on the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Nnamdi Kanu (Left) and Sheikh Ahmad Gumi. Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has questioned why the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government apprehended the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and did not equally pick up controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, over his alleged link to bandits.
Ahmad Abubakar Gumi who is an Islamic cleric, scholar and former military officer has been arrested by the State Security Service, the People's Gazette has reported. Sheik Gumi was arrested in relation to his recent comment during an interview with Arise TV that some men of the Nigerian Army collude with bandits who are perpetrating evil acts in the country.
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Governor Diri Reacts To Nnamdi Kanu's Arrest Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has questioned why the President Muhammadu Buhari government arrested a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and did not pick up a renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, over his alleged link to bandits.
During an interview yesterday with the Arise TV, the revered Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, made some assertion about the government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Army that they are in support of banditry in the North. He went further to state that bandits should be given amnesty just like the way late President Yaradua gave amnesty to the Niger Delta militants, that they were given employments to guard petroleum pipelines.
Popular Islamic Scholar based in Kaduna, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi was invited for questioning yesterday by men of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) over comments he recently made during a TV interview. Commenting on the arrest of the Islamic cleric, Public Affairs analyst, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) opined in a Facebook post that Gumi should have been arrested even earlier before now.
Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, cleric and scholar of the Islamic religion, says it is unfair to compare the activities of criminal herdsmen with those of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The 60yrs old cleric man, who's known to have connections to bandits, stated herdsmen's crimes weigh significantly lesser than those of IPOB in the East.
Sheikh Gumi Is Bandits Best Friend, Should Be Arrested – Fani-Kayode Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi over his closeness to bandits. Naija News recalls that Gumi had severally defended bandits who are consistently abducting school children, travellers and other residents in the North, stating that they were not up for killing but to make some money.
According to reports on various news media disclosed that popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has been invited for questioning by the Department of State Security, DSS over his remarks made in a television interview where he allegedly portrayed the Nigerian military in a bad light. (Photo credit: BBC)
FFK Insists Gumi Must Be Arrested Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has again lambasted renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi over alleged ties with bandits who are currently wreaking havoc in the Northern part of Nigeria. Recall that the controversial cleric had several times defended the bandits who are consistently abducting school children, travellers and other residents in the North, stating that they were not up for killing but to make some money.