The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS), Ogun State chapter, has referred to as on the Federal authorities to instantly arrest and prosecute an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for allegedly selling banditry within the nation.
The scholars’ physique stated it was not happy with the way through which the Federal Authorities is treating Gumi like a Messiah.
NANS opined that Gumi ought to be handled like a “legal” for supporting armed bandits who’ve been kidnapping and terrorising the nation.
DAILY POST remembers that Gumi has in current instances been negotiating with bandits, whereas additionally stating that the majority bandits should not criminals.
On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari joined some northern governors in saying all bandits ought to be handled like criminals.
In an announcement made out there to DAILY POST by the Chairman of NANS in Ogun, Damilola Simeon, it was alleged that Gumi was justifying the legal actions of armed bandits within the north.
Gumi, a famend Islamic cleric had accused the Nigerian army of triggering the raging banditry in components of the North.
The Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, who claimed to have been assembly with bandits in forests throughout Northern states, alleged that non-Muslim troopers had carried out orchestrated killings in some communities, precipitating anger.
However, NANS described Gumi’s claims as baseless and false.
The NANS chairman expressed concern that Gumi’s current feedback and perspective may embolden the bandits and additional jeopardise the peace and unity of the nation.
The coed chief referred to as on the army and different legislation enforcement brokers to analyze him for his affiliation with “criminals and enemies of the State.”
“We name on President Muhammadu Buhari to instantly order the arrest of Gumi for his alleged help and affiliation with armed bandits.
“Gumi ought to be handled as a legal and never as a Messiah. His acts have additional uncovered the army and your entire nation to additional assaults by marauding bandits,” the assertion learn partially.