The former special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has slammed the federal government for refusing to arrest a popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi. According to a tweet he made this afternoon on his verified twitter handle, he made it known that Sheikh Gumi never speaks for the victims, but once bandits are affected, he speaks.
Photo Credit: Google Gumi Speaks On IPOB, Yoruba Nation Photo Credit: People's Gazette Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has asked religious leaders in the South-East and South-West to engage the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators like he is engaging with bandits in Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone.
The agitations from Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and yoruba nation is becoming alarming to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. IPOB and Yoruba Nation have been seeking for the division of Nigeria through their leaders Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, the two activists have raised so much tension in some parts of the country over their quest to divide Nigeria.
Banditry: Arrest Gumi for threatening end of Nigeria – HURIWA to President Buhari The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately arrest the controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for allegedly saying that declaring bandits as terrorists would lead to the end of Nigeria.
The controversial Islamic cleric and scholar, Sheikh Gumi has weighed in on the increasing calls for the Federal Government to declare the acts of banditry in the Northwestern region as terrorism. These calls were orchestrated by the increasing number of casualties recorded in the region because of banditry.
Five Points Raised By Sheikh Gumi As He Says 'Nigeria Will End' If Bandits Are Declared As Terrorists
As insecurity and its agents continue to threaten both the integrity and unity of NigerIa, especially in recent times, there have been calls by members of the public to declare bandits as terrorists like the Boko Haram/ISWAP members. This is due to the fact that they (bandits) do not only tread along the same path as the latter; but with the magnitude of evil they now orchestrate, it is no longer clear which of the two groups of criminals is presently more terrifying.
Popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has recently addressed the issue of Insecurity in Nigeria, most especially in the North, as well as the constant demand for self-determination by separatists groups In the South East and South West region of the country. File photo: Sheikh Gumi| Credit: Vanguard
Often times, it is always said that non-state actors should stay clear of matters that concerns the government. But, government is too big for politicians alone to handle. The recent statements made by the revered cleric, Sheikh Gumi, where he warned that there might be serious consequences if bandits are declared terrorists, have been generating mixed reactions.
The insecurity caused by bandits in the northern region of the state has become a major problem in the country. Despite many bandits that have been captured and kidnapped by the Nigeria army, they still continue to kill innocent people, kidnapped children and citizens of the country for ransom.
According to a recent post sighted on popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi's Facebook post, the scholar and cleric have warned that Bandits should not be declared as terrorists.Image credit: Google Gumi explained that declaring bandits as terrorists will come with a prize, adding that the moment bandits are termed terrorist, Islamic, the direct foreign Jihadist movements will set in in force, and many unemployed youths may find it palatable and attractive.
Sheikh Gumi, popular Kaduna-based Islamic Cleric, has condemned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho over their activities in the Southern part of the country. Gumi revealed this in a statement on Monday, noting that IPOB was gradually destroying the South-East and Igboho has sparked confusion in the South-West.
The menace of bandits in the northern Nigeria has contributed to the insecurity in the region. The bandits have been responsible for mass abductions of students in various states in the northern Nigeria. Photo credit: Peoples Gazette The activities of the bandits have continued despite the efforts of the federal government to bring the menace to an end.
According to a report by Daily Trust, Gumi has once again advised the Federal Government about the negative effect of tagging bandits operating in the North-East and northwest as bandits. Gumi said if bandits are tagged as terrorists, foreign Jihadist movements will set in force and many teaming unemployed youths may find the cause palatable and attractive.
Photo Credit: Daily Trust Following intense pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare armed bandits as a terrorist organization, controversial Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has warned that such action will come at a price. He issued the warning in a Facebook report which was reported by Punch, in which he warned against labelling the bandit as terrorists.
Islamic Cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has advised the federal government against accepting the demand to declare bandits as a terrorist group. Calls to do so have been made by different Nigerians. To underscore how serious the demand is, Speakers of the 36 States in Nigeria demanded that the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government should declare the bandits as terrorists.
Former Nigerian presidential aide, Reno Omokri has once again spoken. This time around, the outspoken social media Activist took to his official twitter page and shared his views regarding Sheikh Gumi and his constant advocacy for bandits.Photo credit: Premium Times Reno Omokri who appeared disappointed, said Sheikh Gumi never speaks for the victims of armed banditry but when bandits are affected, he speaks.
In a democratic society like Nigeria, political solutions and not force will lead to the understanding between people from different regions. The people Agitating for the creation of States in Nigeria should know this. They should know that referendum is not provided for in Nigeria's constitution, (you can ask any lawyer you trust or Google it and verify) therefore conducting the referendum by the Federal Government is deemed illegal.
Sheikh Gumi is widely known as the Islamic cleric that mediates between the Nigerian government and the bandits. His opinion on handling these bandits has often left a sour taste on the mouths of many Nigerians, who feel he is being sympathetic to killers. (123rf.com) At some point, Nigerians on various media platforms called for investigations into him, but the Nigerian army came out to give him credit.
Amidst the Insecurity Situation in the Country, Popular Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government against declaring Bandits and Terrorists. Photo Credit: Tribune It will be recalled that Bandits have been ravaging some parts of the North West Geo-political Zone, especially in Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto and Katsina States.
According to a report published by Daily Post, popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has on Sunday night, made a series of statements concerning the security challenges in the Northwest region of Nigeria, as regards to activities of Bandits, and how the federal government should deal with the challenge.