Bandits’ attacks: Ohanaeze demands Immediate arrest of Sheikh Gumi

Bandits’ attacks: Ohanaeze demands Immediate arrest of Sheikh Gumi

- The OYC has raised concerns over the insecurity problems in Nigeria

- The group claims Sheikh Gumi has questions to answer about banditry in the northern part of the country

- The organisation has faulted Gumi for some of the statements he has made about bandits

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on the federal government to arrest and prosecute a Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, over alleged involvement with bandits.

Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the OYC president-general, said Gumi was part of the security problems in the country, PM News reported.

Bandits’ attacks: Ohanaeze demands Immediate arrest of Sheikh Gumi
Sheikh Gumi has faced criticisms over his support for negotiations with bandits. Photo: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi
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He alleged that there was glaring evidence that Gumi was in a deep romance with terrorists.

The OYC president-general said:

“There is no doubt that Nigeria is at a crossroads in its journey to nationhood. Never in the history of the country has it witnessed such orge of violence and criminality being perpetrated by terrorists hiding under different nomenclatures.

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“However, more worrisome is the fact that the chief mobilizer and the spokesman of the terrorists, Sheikh Gumi has been left to be walking freely despite clear evidence that he was part of Nigeria’s security problems.''

According to Vanguard, Nnabuike criticised the Muslim cleric for his comparison of bandits with the Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu.

He accused Gumi of making his divisive comments on the issue of banditry.

Meanwhile, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara, has said that some power-drunk politicians in the state who stay in Abuja are behind the incessant kidnappings in the state.

PM News reported that the governor vowed to arrest any politician who enters the state with the intention to use thugs to foment trouble.

Legit.ng gathered that he said nobody that can claim to be above the law of the land, saying that he had drawn a battle line with the enemies of peace in the state.

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In another report, the Nigerian government has imposed a no-fly zone in Zamfara as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges in the state.

According to The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno disclosed on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in Zamfara to stop the rising insecurity.

He said the president had ordered the ministry of defence to deploy a massive military and intelligence assets to restore normalcy in the state.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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