Bello Shagari, son of former President Shehu Shagari, has said that prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi is better than Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
He made this known via his Twitter page on Friday while supporting the statement credited to the cleric that the federal government should grant blank amnesty to bandits.
Shagari also condemned critics of Gumi who have berated the cleric for meeting with bandits and calling on the government to dialogue with them.
He described Gumi’s intervention as grossly misunderstood, adding that what he was doing could improve the insecurity in the country.
Shagari asserted that Gumi is not inciting anyone, unlike Sunday Igboho who openly attacks Fulani herdsmen in the South West.
Bello tweeted, “When Sheikh Gumi started his mission, someone told me that the man is likely to be misunderstood. It is happening already. The man may be wrong in his approach, but he started it as a means of intervention, after tired of simply being a critic of the govt and the situation.
“Instead of being seen as a brave cleric facing these criminals face to face, Sheikh Gumi is seen, by those who misunderstood, as either the northern interest, government agent and sometimes even as criminal himself.
“He is just a volunteer working on his own. Yes, you can compare Sunday Igoho with Sheikh Gumi in the sense that they are intervening. However, while Sheikh is calling for peace, Sunday is calling for war. The Sheikh is not inciting anyone unlike Sunday openly.”