Chief Edwin Clark, South-South Chief of Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, PANDEF, has accused in style Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi of envy and mischief.
Clark was reacting to Gumi’s name that the federal authorities ought to grant amnesty to bandits because it did to Niger Delta militants.
Gumi had mentioned the federal authorities ought to grant Amnesty to bandits fairly than interact them in what he termed “operation fire-for-fire.”
The Islamic scholar mentioned granting amnesty to bandits would assist settle down the tensed scenario.
Nonetheless, the previous Federal Commissioner for Data mentioned equating Niger Delta militants’ amnesty to banditry within the North is a prison act.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, the elder statesman, nevertheless, identified that persuading bandits to put down their arms and cease attacking harmless Nigerians was the appropriate step to take.
He mentioned:” The try to equate the Niger Delta Amnesty with the northern bandits will not be solely prison however unconscionable.
“Sheikh Abubakar Gumi and his cohorts, who’re fairly many among the many Fulanis, appear to be ignorant and envious of the Amnesty granted by late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, in August, 2009, and which was opened for embracing till 4th October 2009, by the then Niger Delta agitators.
“The case of the Niger Delta agitators, is sort of completely different from the case of those murderous, bloodthirsty villains, who’ve taken up arms in opposition to the state, utilizing completely different names, whether or not as Boko Haram, bandits, killer herdsmen, kidnappers, and many others. What’s it they’re demanding?”
Niger Delta militants: Sheikh Gumi envious – Edwin Clark assaults Islamic scholar over amnesty for bandits