A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and some Nigerians have berated popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, for saying that bandits don’t live a luxurious life.
Naija News had earlier reported that Gumi said that bandits live in huts and that sometimes they drink from the stream.
In an interview on AIT on Tuesday, the Kano-based cleric claimed that bandits are under attack by the Nigerian Government due to frequent bombardment and are likely to seek means to defend themselves.
But in a post on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode wondered why people listen to Gumi, adding that his sympathy for the bandits is alarming.
The former minister berated the cleric for making a case for bandits that are involved in kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling, and other criminal activities.
Is this creature human? https://t.co/EJgz6xOgFk
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 4, 2021
Some Nigerians have also taken to social media to condemn the excuse made by Gumi for the bandits and called on the Department for State Service (DSS) to arrest the cleric.
In a country that works, Sheikh Gumi would have been arrested by the DSS. He knows too much about these guys! He knows their hideouts! He knows them! But no the DSS is busy tracking down the critics of a failed President!
— PDP 2023!!! 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 (@PDP_2023) May 4, 2021
Ohhhhh! My head done scatter, if Gumi is not arrested and AIT BANNED, then this government must apologise to IPOB and Chanels television at once.
— Chimdiuto Obasi Peter Smith 🇳🇬 (@obasipetersmith) May 4, 2021
Who heard the part
Where he said
"Government that has helicopter is bombarding us"?
Abi are my ears converting sounds?
How the DSS allows him to walk freely is unbelievable
"Not one kobo of budget goes to them"
Shiekh Gumi is mad
AIT is mad too for giving his the stage
— King of Patriarchy. 🔥💣 (@ViktorMS_) May 4, 2021
I no blame gumi oo…I blame @AIT_Online for even according him ds relevance…. who's he in Nigeria anyways??plus what government office does he occupy?? Am I missing something?? Is he now the middle man?? Why's he asking for money on their behalf?? which kain country I dey so? pic.twitter.com/AGr1G0pgbH
— Òmó rápàla tóh freaky gàn on a kentro™🇳🇬💯 (@thereal_midexvi) May 4, 2021
Did Gumi just said "government has been bombarding US"?
— Óbóñg Èmem (@dedonnse) May 4, 2021
What Sheikh Gumi is saying here is a threat to the Nigerian State. But it's Dr Obadiah Mailafia they know how to invite multiple times.
— 𝘼. 𝙄. 𝙈. Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ (@AimThaMachine_) May 4, 2021
Source: Naija News