- Adamu Garba has reacted to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi's comments about bandits
- Gumi's has been accused of taking a soft stand regarding banditry
- The Islamic once claimed bandits were forced into criminality
A former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has asked Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, to disclose if he is taking a side with bandits and terrorists or with the Nigerian people.
Gumi has been criticised for demanding a federal amnesty for bandits.
A Twitter user who wondered why the cleric hasn’t been picked up by the Department of State Services (DSS) over his comments asked Garba about what he thinks about Gumi's activities.
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, Gumi has claimed that Boko Haram terrorists are the ones behind the abduction of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.
Media reports had previously linked the kidnapping to bandits operating in Kaduna state.
But the cleric in an interview with AIT on Tuesday, May 4, insisted that findings show that the members of the radical group, Boko Haram, orchestrated kidnapping.
In another news, a special supplication has been sent to the criminals that kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Kaduna state.
Recall that the criminals had threatened to kill the remaining 17 students after having mercilessly terminated the lives of five of them.
Meanwhile, the presidency has said it is making efforts to ensure that the students abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna are rescued.
In a statement on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, May 4, the presidency disclosed that the federal government is working with the Kaduna government and the relevant security agencies to rescue all the students alive.
The presidency also promised that the bandits attacking communities in the country will face justice.