Stop tagging soldiers as Muslims, Christians, Shehu Sani replies Gumi

Stop tagging soldiers as Muslims, Christians, Shehu Sani replies Gumi

- Nigerians have been urged to stop tagging soldiers as Muslims or Christians

- The call was made by the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani

- Sani was reacting to a statement by Sheik Gumi who was speaking about the Nigeran Army

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Military personnel should not be identified based on their religion, Shehu Sani has declared.

The former senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, in a Twitter post, said this in reaction to Sheik Gumi's statement on the military.

According to Sani, identifying military personnel based on religion would lead to the sowing of religious seeds in the minds of the troop.

Recall that Sheik Gumi had recently claimed:

“What I want you people to understand is, soldiers that are involved in most of the criminalities are not Muslims. You know, soldiers have Muslims and none-Muslims. The non-Muslims are the ones causing confusion just to ignite crisis."

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Sani in his post condemned the act of referencing soldiers with their faith.

He wrote:

“Referencing our soldiers as Muslims or Christians is a condemnable act. It’s divisive & toxic. The security challenges in our country demands a united action and national solidarity. Sowing the seeds of religiosity in the minds of our troops on the frontline is noxious & dangerous."
Stop tagging soldiers as Muslims, Christians, Shehu Sani replies Gumi
Shehu Sani has urged Nigerians to stop referring to soldiers as Muslims or Christians.
Source: UGC

In another development, had reported that barely four days after some leaders of the southeast stormed the National Assembly to demand the creation of another state for the zone in the spirit of fairness, Shehu Sani reacted.

The former senator asked the leaders to jettison their agitation for the creation of more states.

He said if they understand the cumbersome procedure in the constitution, they would shelve the idea.

Also, Sani condemned the federal government's plan to renovate the National Theatre in Surulere, Lagos with N21 billion.

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The ex-lawmaker tweeted his support for plans to renovate the edifice but frowned at the amount it will cost. He described the amount quoted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as unbelievable.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on Wednesday, February 10, approved an agreement that will lead to the renovation of the facility.

The National Arts Theatre is a monument located in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos as a primary centre for the performing arts in the country.


Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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