Non Muslim Soldiers Are Killing You To Cause Trouble – Sheik Gumi To Bandits
The Islamic cleric of Kaduna, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has accused non-Muslim soldiers of killing and attacking Muslim bandits.
The cleric revealed this when he brought Niger’s state government secretary Alhaji Ahmed Matane and security agents to a meeting with some suspected bandits in the forest of Tegina, a border town between Niger state and Kaduna.
On Wednesday, gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger state, kidnapping many students and staff.
While a student who tried to escape was shot, thankfully a staff member escaped from captivity.
One day after the attack, Gumi, who is known to have access to the bandits, came across some of them in the Tegina forest and later lobbied for amnesty.
SaharaReporters gathered that the leader of the bandit gang, Dogo Gide, during the meeting accused the security personnel of killing many of his relatives, and that many of them had lost practically all their possessions due to cattle theft, extortion by security agents and military bombings.
Gide regretted that thousands of their young women have nothing to do nor have any means of livelihood, hence their decision to undertake the arms struggle.
He also showed the delegation an entire community that was said to have been razed in a military bombardment and the bodies dumped in wells.
Pleading for their understanding, Gumi in a trending video claimed that non-Muslim soldiers were causing confusion with the aim of wreaking havoc.
“What I want you to understand is that the soldiers who are involved in most of the crimes are not Muslims. You know, the soldiers have Muslims and non-Muslims. Non-Muslims are the ones who are causing confusion only to ignite a crisis, “said Gumi.