The spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union, SOKAPU, Mr Luka Binniyat, has strongly advocated for the arrest and prosecution of the influential Islamic preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for allegedly telling Fulani kidnappers that troopers killing them should not Muslim troopers.

He alleged that the Muslim cleric in a latest video in a gathering with the suspected criminals informed them that after they (criminals) assault a neighborhood in vengeance, they need to select their targets effectively, telling them {that a} group lately kidnapped a gaggle of travellers and that amongst them was a lady within the Islamic hijab carrying a small child.

Mr Binniyat questioned the integrity of the Islamic preacher, saying that Gumi’s attribution that “Such act dents the work of kidnappers, insinuates that the cleric is making himself just like the non secular chief of the bandits.”

He added, “We’ve got at all times suspected that there was one thing that the Islamic cleric is doing with these folks that we don’t perceive.”

The spokesman informed DAILY POST in Kaduna that it is vitally unlucky, condemnable and unacceptable below this authorities that human beings are stolen each day like animals.

He famous that Niger and Kaduna States share a border within the West and East axis which kind a part of Kamuku forest, the place the bandits are, describing it as essentially the most harmful and lawless forest, because the notorious Sambisa forest within the northeast.

Describing Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s negotiation with the suspected Fulani kidnappers as curiously doubtful, he mentioned, “It’s a disgraceful manner of succumbing to the wiles and evil of a band of violent criminals who’re extra feared and revered by the state, not likely due to their capability for bloodletting, however as a result of they’re seen as kinsmen of the primary man of Nigeria. SOKAPU is completely in opposition to Sheikh Gumi in that undertaking.

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“Such depraved, heartless and unprincipled criminals should not be dignified in that matter. We’ve got at all times suspected that there was one thing that the Islamic cleric is doing with these folks that we don’t perceive.”

The spokesman puzzled, “Why is the Islamic cleric not taken with justice and restitution for hundreds of the surviving victims of their evil however the welfare and freedom of those that killed others?

”In Southern Kaduna, we’ve over 50,000 IDPs and over 100 communities which were captured and occupied by these evil males that our folks confirmed to be Fulani armed males. We’ve got mass graves dotted throughout our space on account of their wickedness.

“Final 12 months alone, our poor folks paid nothing lower than N1 billion as ransom for the liberty of their kidnapped folks. Why is the cleric not negotiating with related authorities for justice? His proposition is irrational and dumbfounding. SOKAPU desires Sheikh Gumi investigated for his function with these folks.”

On amnesty for the suspected Fulani kidnappers, Mr Binniyat noticed that the abductors have killed, raped, obtained ransom and have succeeded in displacing many communities from their ancestral lands, however within the case of the Niger Delta, he likened them “To the goose that laid the golden egg, but it is without doubt one of the most disadvantaged, degraded and marginalised areas in Nigeria. The agitation for equity and fairness for Niger Delta areas dates again to the sixties.

“Who doesn’t know Adaka Boro? Who doesn’t know the slain Ogoni freedom fighter, Ken Saro Wiwa. The youth of the Niger Delta had a professional proper to make use of violence to hunt consideration within the method they did theirs. They kidnapped international oil employees to hunt worldwide consideration. They didn’t kill them. They sabotaged oil pipelines to harm the financial system so {that a} deaf authorities will take them critically.”

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He defined that the Niger Delta militants by no means invaded any neighborhood, discuss of raping, killing, abducting residents and setting the communities ablaze. They had been civilised of their method of expressing their grievances to the involved authorities and the world agreed that they’d a professional trigger.

The SOKAPU spokesman requested, “What are the Fulani armed males searching for? Even the Sultan of Sokoto has mentioned that out of 10 bandits caught, between 8 and seven are Fulani. In what methods have the Nigerian state and peaceable, susceptible communities been in opposition to their curiosity. What’s their contribution to the financial system? Have you learnt how a lot hurt they’re doing to agriculture and chasing away buyers from the Middlebelt and the north?

“What’s their grievances? Why should they be so rewarded after such large destruction of lives and property? Then let all of the armed robbers, all rapists, all arsonists and each prison be forgiven and granted amnesty.”

On Governor Bala Mohammed’s remark that every one forests belong to Nigerians as such there isn’t a want evicting any Fulani herdsmen from Ondo State forest, Mr Binniyat argued, “The Presidential Aso Villa Abuja belongs to Nigerians, let the governor of Bauchi State go and inform his relations to maneuver there and dwell. The FCT and Bauchi State belong to Nigerians, why was he formally allocating land because the FCT Minister and signing Certificates-Of-Occupy when everybody might as effectively simply occupy any house he needed. When it comes bigotry and favouritism, sentiments becloud their reasoning.” He lamented.


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