The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed shock and disappointment over Islamic chief, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s profiling of navy personnel.
The group additionally accused President Muhammadu Buhari authorities of pampering the scholar and outlaws.
Gumi made a controversial remark whereas addressing some bandits in Tegina forest, a border city between Niger and Kaduna States.
“What I need you folks to know is, troopers which might be concerned in many of the criminalities will not be Muslims. You understand, troopers have Muslims and non-Muslims. The non-Muslims are those inflicting confusion simply to ignite disaster”, Gumi had informed the bandits.
However Joseph Daramola, CAN Common Secretary, in a press release on Wednesday requested Gumi to right away withdraw the “unpatriotic and divisive utterances”.
The scribe stated anybody who holds such a view doesn’t want Nigeria properly and doesn’t need the battle towards terrorism and banditry to finish in victory.
“How can we verify the credibility of the particular person alleging that it was the Christian troopers that had been attacking communities and bandits? This unreasonable outburst shouldn’t be solely demoralizing and a plot to divide the Nigerian navy into two alongside non secular strains, it derogatorily portrays the non-Christian troopers as being not dedicated to combating criminality.”
CAN, lambasted the presidency for failing to react to the assertion by Gumi “who has thrown warning to the wind”.
“Is Sheikh Gumi making an attempt to polarise the navy alongside the non secular divides? Is he inciting the bandits towards Christians? Is Gumi saying that the Muslim troopers are on trip within the ongoing battle towards terrorists, murderous herdsmen and bandits? What good will this assertion do to the insecurity within the nation?
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended silence is tantamount to an endorsement of Gumi’s harmful assertion. If what Gumi reportedly stated was attributed to a Christian chief, the safety operatives would have invited him or declared him wished and the Presidency would have publicly condemned that Christian chief.
“We recall how Apostle Johnson Suleiman, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, Prophet Isa El-Buba and of current, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah’s statements had been dealt with by safety operatives and equally reacted to by the federal government. Will we really have sacred cows within the nation now?
“We’re curious to understand how Gumi was in a position to find the whereabouts of the bandits when our safety businesses are giving us the impression that they’re invincible. If the terrorists may be positioned, what hinders the police and the navy from arresting them and bringing them to guide? Is anybody in authorities conniving with the terrorists in order that this insecurity may proceed?”
“Now that bandits are being pampered, cash is being made obtainable to them and extremely revered politicians and spiritual leaders are talking for them, criminals are being emboldened to commit their illegal actions with impunity.”
CAN additional, threw inquiries to the Buhari administration asking to know what really transpired between the bandits and the federal authorities.
“Who really offended these terrorists? What sin did the folks they’re attacking and kidnapping commit towards them? Why ought to anyone be talking in favour of the terrorists? Will pampering the terrorists not really going to be round with us within the subsequent 20 years as foretold by the fast Chief of Military Employees?”
The Christian management emphasised that Nigeria’s unity was on trial and warned that if these working the nation are taking part in the ostrich, there could also be no hope of redemption.