The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has known as for the arrest and prosecution of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over his current feedback on bandits.
Recall that Gumi had appealed to the federal authorities to grant amnesty to bandits.
The Islamic Scholar had mentioned amnesty to bandits would assist relax the tensed insecurity scenario within the North.
Nevertheless, HURIWA’s Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko mentioned Gumi needs to be arrested for defending bandits.
A press release by HURIWA reads partly: “We name for the arrest of the Kaduna primarily based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi who has waged a media marketing campaign to defend terrorists.
“Expatriates, authorities officers and personal people haven’t been spared as there have been quite a few cases of kidnap and hostage-taking within the Niger Delta area.
“From the angle of those militants, the taking of hostages is aimed toward bending the federal government’s will to grant useful resource management to the states which produce oil and which have been affected by the drilling of crude oil on their lands.
“Be that as it could, the taking of hostages is expressly prohibited as a technique of warfare. To this finish, the Rivers State of Nigeria Home of Meeting handed a legislation that’s completely prohibitive of the taking of hostages and which makes individuals discovered responsible of kidnapping and hostage-taking liable to the loss of life sentence.
“Such an strategy whereas seen as excessive by some quarters is the right path to be taken in direction of ridding the world of the scourge of hostage-taking”.
Sheikh Gumi needs to be arrested for talking for bandits – HURIWA