Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has questioned the relationship between Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, and bandits groups in the country.
This is coming after the cleric urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay N100 million to bandits to secure the release of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.
Gumi had earlier called on the federal government to grant amnesty to bandits, saying the move will make them drop their arms.
One Twitter user, @Yemi_News247, drew the attention of Garba to Gumi’s recent activities, as he wondered why the cleric hasn’t arrested by the Department of State Services.
He tweeted, “@adamugarba what do you have to say about Sheik Gumi recent activities? He is gradually becoming the financial secretary to the bandits/minister for banditry and ransom payments. It’s a shame that DSS has been compromised. I weep for my country.”
In response, Garba said, “I think Sheikh Gumi would have to explain in clear times whether he is together with the Bandits/Terrorists or with the Nigerian people.”
Meanwhile, the former Director of the Department of State Service, Mike Ejiofor, on Wednesday revealed why the secret police have not arrested Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi.
Ejiofor in an interview with Punch said, “If you go and arrest him, you are going to provoke his supporters or the people he is working for and if you don’t arrest him, people will say why has he not been arrested as other people who acted, in the same manner, have been arrested? So, it becomes a very dicey situation that needs to be handled with care.”
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