Common Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that his interactions with bandits had been carried out within the presence of presidency officers.
Gumi disclosed this whereas rebuking these calling for his arrest and prosecution over his interplay with bandits.
The Islamic cleric described these calling for his arrest as “clowns.”
Recall that the Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, had referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of Sheikh Gumi.
HURIWA had identified that Gumi’s interplay with bandits was a treasonable offence that ought to be decisively handled.
Nonetheless, the Kaduna-based cleric confused that he was not the primary to have negotiated with bandits.
Talking with DAILY POST, Gumi famous that Kaduna and Zamfara States’ governors had met with bandits earlier than him.
Requested to reply to these calling for his arrest, Gumi stated: “These are clowns, even the Kaduna State governor dialogued with them, Zamfara governor dialogued with them.
“I’m not the primary individual that began dialoguing with them (bandits). I solely added worth, and I discover them to be spiritual; faith is the one factor that teaches you that blood has sanctity. So that is the spiritual angle.
I’m attempting to assemble them and train them that there’s sanctity to life. They can’t kill, rape and so forth. That is the addition I hope will work. Be aware, I by no means visited these bandits with out a authorities official, however they’re within the background.
“All of the bandits we met had been with authorities officers, and that’s the reason I stated these calling for my arrest are clowns.”
The Islamic cleric additionally insisted that his interplay with bandits has yielded immediate constructive outcomes.
“My interplay with bandits has yielded immediate outcomes. When you find yourself coping with someone engrossed in criminality, for those who strategy him as a policeman, you should have an issue however for those who come to him as a pastor, he’ll confess all his sins to you.
“So we strategy them as clergy, and so they really feel snug to vomit all their issues. Therefore, we see how we are able to appease and assist them.
“We’re not approaching them as an authority however from the religious angle. You understand each human being has that religious affect, and that’s the reason we’re adopting that,” he added.