Sheikh Ahmad Gumi

Sheikh Gumi reveals why bandits started killing victims

Sheikh Gumi reveals why bandits started killing victims

Popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that something made bandits start killing their victims. Gumi said bandits were out to avenge the killing of their family members by the military through airstrikes. Speaking at a retreat on inclusive security organized by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja, the Kaduna-based Islamic scholar said that the bandits were victims seeking justice. He noted that it was important for the federal government to meet with bandits urgently before they become uncontrollable. Gumi said: “We all know that bandits initially don’t kill people. They only kidnap people to get…
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Gumi: I No Longer Associate With Bandits Since They Were declared terrorists

Gumi: I No Longer Associate With Bandits Since They Were declared terrorists

Renown Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said he no longer had anything to do with bandits, following their declaration as terrorists by the court. Recall that on November 25, a Federal High Court in Abuja had declared the activities of all bandit groups in the country as acts of terrorism. Gumi is known for demanding amnesty for bandits who have killed thousands and abducted many, including schoolchildren. Speaking in an interview with online newspaper, Premium Times, on Wednesday, the cleric said he would no longer mediate for bandits. He said: “Since the federal government has declared them terrorists, I…
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Sheik Gumi Establishes School In The Forest For Herdsmen To Curb Banditry

Sheik Gumi Establishes School In The Forest For Herdsmen To Curb Banditry

Renowned Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has established a school for herdsmen inside a forest in Kaduna state. Vanguard reports that the Islamic cleric while fielding questions from newsmen when he embarked on an inspection visit to the Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodio Centre at Kagarko Grazing Reserve Kohoto Village, Kaduna state over the weekend, said the provision of infrastructures to herdsmen in their remote locations could help in curbing their violent ideologies. According to Gumi, insecurity in Nigeria, particularly banditry can become a thing of the past, as bandits are ready to drop their arms if education opportunities and other…
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Gumi threatens Buhari:  If You Declare Bandits Terrorists, Nigeria Will End

Gumi threatens Buhari: If You Declare Bandits Terrorists, Nigeria Will End

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government against declaring bandits terrorists. Gumi warned that Nigeria would stop existing as a sovereign and united entity if the Federal Government declared bandits as terrorists. The Islamic cleric disclosed this in a Facebook post, on Sunday night. He, however, admitted that the devastation caused by bandits in the Northwest amounted to terrorism. Gumi stressed that despite the devastation, proscribing bandits would lead to severe consequences that will consume the entire country. He said: “The acts the bandits are committing now in NW have gradually over time…
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Bandits in rush to make more money, Buhari tackling issue wrongly – Gumi

Bandits in rush to make more money, Buhari tackling issue wrongly – Gumi

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Monday, disclosed the reason Nigerians are witnessing a rise in the activities of bandits. Gumi said most bandits were in a hurry to make more money before security agents close in on them. Speaking exclusively with DailyPost, the Islamic cleric said the rush was responsible for the increase in abduction and demands for ransom. Stressing that most bandits have laid down their arms, Gumi disclosed that just a few fragments are carrying out attacks. According to Gumi: “What is happening is like when you spray an insecticide in a room infested by mosquitoes, there…
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