Insecurity: Sheikh Gumi reveals how he escaped assassination

Insecurity: Sheikh Gumi reveals how he escaped assassination

- Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has responded to the warning issued by the Nigerian Army

- The cleric explained why he made the statement about the army

- Gumi is an advocate of negotiations with bandits

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Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has claimed that he escaped being killed by a planted bomb within 2010 and 2015.

According to The Nation, Gumi said divine intervention saved him from being killed.

The cleric reportedly made the disclosure on BBC when responding clarified his statement on alleged religious bias in the military.

Insecurity: Sheikh Gumi reveals how he escaped assassination
Ahmad Gumi believes negotiation with bandits will lead to peace. Photo: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi
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A spokesperson for the army had cautioned Gumi for suggesting that religious bias was rife in the army.

But the cleric explained that his earlier comments were misunderstood.

He said he was referring to 2010 and 2015 when things were so bad that an army general was killed.

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Gumi explained:

“I saw the Army’s response. What I will say is that there is a misunderstanding in the issues. When I speak about the religious issue in the Army, I am not referring to today’s Army.
“The issue is from 2010-2015 when some people were in charge and a lot of bad things happened.
“It is during that time that there were bombings everywhere. It happened in Jaji and we lost a popular Muslim general. Even, I was saved by God because they planted a bomb for me.''

Meanwhile, the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, has expressed his concerns over the activities of bandits terrorising communities in the northwest region.

He criticised the renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi for demanding that the bandits, who are responsible for the death of many innocent Nigerians and destruction of properties across the nation, be granted amnesty by the federal government.

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The governor said Gumi ought to be preaching about the implications of killing people to the outlaws and not amnesty, This Day reported

In another report, the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has dethroned the Emir of Maru, Abubakar Chika, for allegedly giving support to bandits.

Leadership reported that the governor also removed the district head of Kanoma, Lawal Ahmed for the same alleged offence.

The apex northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has applauded the governor over the bold step taken against the supporters of bandits.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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