Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, recently delivered an elaborate write-up concerning the activities of bandits in the north. In it, he talked about how the problem started and suggested to the government the best way forward in putting an end to the crisis; he warned against military intervention and advocated for an amnesty deal, instead.
Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, is someone who has constantly received backlash from Nigerians as a result of his unpopular opinions regarding bandits. In the past couple of months, Gumi has raised eyebrows and sent tongues wagging with his advocacy for amnesty for the kidnappers and killers, as well as the claims he made about them which ultimately turned out to be wrong.
Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, recently released a statement via his Facebook handle, where he chronicled the beginnings of the activities of northern bandits and went on to make recommendations on how the problem can be tackled. This was done in the face of the ever-worsening issue of kidnapping and killings perpetrated by the criminals in the north of the country.
The verbal attacks by Governor Samuel Ortom against the federal government has been one of the trending news on social media platforms. The outspoken politician and People's Democratic Party chieftain has been blasting the federal government for the insecurity bedevilling Benue State and the entire northern region. (Photo Credit - BBC)
The question of the nationality of the bandits is one that has gotten two major answers from diverse sources. One, as propounded by the controversial cleric, Sheik Gumi, is that the criminals are desperate Nigerian Fulani who resorted to banditry in order to survive. It is for this reason that he has continued to advocate for amnesty for them.
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.
In the ongoing war against banditry in the Northern part of Nigeria, people have naturally taken sides in the affair. While some stand in support of continued military bombardment and assault on the criminals, others, most notably the controversial cleric, Sheik Gumi, have adamantly stood against it, opting for amnesty instead.
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Nigerians have come to regard Sheikh Ahmad Gumi as someone who tends to intervene when bandits are affected in one way or the other. Image credit: The Whistler Although, Gumi also played a key role in the release of some victims abducted by the gun-wielding bandits in some Northern States especially students.
Despite all the atrocities committed by the bandits in the northern part of Nigeria, controversial Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has continued to advocate for negotiation to be used in dealing with them instead of military action. He recently solidified this stance in a lecture at Ahmadu Bello University, where he insisted on dialogue being used with the criminals.
The problem of kidnapping and banditry is one that has reached unprecedented heights in recent times in Northern Nigeria. Even as the military has been deployed to checkmate their devious activities, the bandits have continued to fight back and prove themselves formidable. In the midst of all this, the controversial Islamic cleric and scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has made a name for himself for his tendency to defend the outlaws.
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Fulani men are at it again. Some armed Fulani men teamed up themselves in buses on the street of Oyo state. Unfortunately for them, they were arrested with the weapons. The men of Operation Burst in Oyo State have arrested the armed men who were said to be Fulani men. The arrest was made in Ibarapa area of the state. The armed men were said to have stormed the area just few hours after members of Amotekun group carried out raid on kidnappers’ hiding places in that particular area. The armed men were believed
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