Renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has come under the heavy backlash of Nigerians after his advice to the Federal Government.
Recall that Ghgossip had reported that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi urged the Federal Government to support the good ones among bandits to fight against their corrupt counterparts.
In the opinion of Gumi, supporting the good ones is the way to end mass abductions of school pupils as they would take the bad bandits on.
The Islamic head who once campaigned for amnesty for bandits said;
“We are always trying to do our best, but you see, you need two hands to shake. You know these people (bandits) need engagements from the government itself. If you dialogue with them without the involvement of the government, it is a problem.
Government needs to be proactive with them. We have a lot of them that are ready to fight the bad ones. Use the bad to fight the ugly, and use the good to fight the bad ones when you’re done with the ugly. Look at Boko Haram, who finished Shekau? Was it not the splinter group? So, it is easy.
All these agitations you see, if the government can do a splinter group and the splinter group is empowered, every man wants power and money, they will do your job. There are many ready to submit themselves. All the ones you see me meeting in the bush, they are all telling us, ‘we are ready.’”
Reacting to his advice to the Federal Government, Nigerians who spare no chance to react to matters like this have shared infuriating reactions while wondering why the Sheik continues to speak on behalf of bandits however security operatives can’t hold him accountable in any way.
Ghgossip compiled some reactions below;
@matthew_shares wrote; “They need to arrest this man. He wants the government to arm people who will eventually turn the guns on the people???”
@minky_vees wrote; “Good VS Evil wahala for UAR
@chicasuals wrote; “So do u know the bad ones, this country na wa oo”
@lanreicecream wrote; “Is there anything like “GOOD” bandits my God? UAR be moving maddddd”
@iyke_e wrote; “Nothing wey we no so see for this UAR