Arrest Sheikh Gumi as Leader of Bandits’, PFN Tells President Buhari

Arrest Sheikh Gumi as Leader of Bandits’, PFN Tells President Buhari

  • The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has joined other groups to react to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s statement about bandits
  • The Christian body on Tuesday, October 26, did not just condemn the cleric's statement, it called for his arrest
  • According to PFN, Gumi’s comments were questionable and the Islamic scholar should be the number one suspect

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to arrest renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi following his utterances and relationship concerning bandits.

The Guardian reports that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) South West Zone made the call on Tuesday, October 26.

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PFN has called for arrest of Kaduna-based controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi. Photo credit: Sheikh Gumi
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According to the leader of PFN, Archbishop John Osa-Oni, Gumi’s utterances were questionable, adding that he should be held responsible.

Archbishop Osa-Oni, speaking in Lagos after a conference said the prominent cleric should be the number one suspect, especially with his romance with the bandits.

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The Christian body also argued that if Gumi had been a Christian leader, he would have been arrested.

Gumi warns against declaring bandits as terrorists

Premium Times had earlier reported that the controversial Islamic scholar, warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to declare bandits as terrorists.

Gumi, who has been campaigning for amnesty for the outlaws explained that declaring them as terrorists would come with a big price.

The cleric's statement is coming amid calls by some governors and the National Assembly urging the fedral govrrnment to declare the bandits as terrorists.

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In a previous report by, Gumi asked Nigerians to treat bandits with respect. Specifically, he gave the terrorised people of northwest the tip they can use in living peacefully with the armed bandits occupying their forests.

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He said the people can develop “mutual relationship with the bandits without being harmed”. The cleic made the disclosure while delivering a lecture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He said:

“I go through the door, not the window. If you go through the door, you will go in and come back safely,” Mr Gumi said, responding to questions from students at the event."


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