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Gumi is worse than worse than Abubakar Shekau and Al-Barnawi. He is a venomous snake and a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Femi Fani-Kayode
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Gumi is worse than worse than Abubakar Shekau and Al-Barnawi. He is a venomous snake and a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi saying that there might be severe consequences should bandits be declared terrorists by the federal government. Alleging that Sheikh Gumi's father once said that a Christian must not rule Nigeria, FFK further stated that the Islamic cleric is worse than late Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekarau and late ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi. He further described Gumi as a "venomous snake and a wolf in sheep's clothing." FFK wrote; Sheik Ahmad Gumi, the Rasputin of Arewa, whose father once said a Christian must not rule Nigeria & who himself said the FG must not declare the killer bandits as terrorists is worse than Abubakar Shekau & Al Barnawi. He is a venomous snake & a wolf in...
Afenifere tells Buhari to ignore Gumi and declare bandits terrorists
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Afenifere tells Buhari to ignore Gumi and declare bandits terrorists

The pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has told President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the statement made by Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi and declare bandits as terrorists. Gumi had recently warned President Buhari against declaring bandits as terrorists. He said doing so will come at a price. Gumi advised Buhari to, instead, grant amnesty to the bandits killing and kidnapping citizens in the north and other parts of the country. Gumi also claimed that the bandits are simply fighting for their rights. Reacting, Afenifere called on Buhari and the Federal Government to ignore Gumi's advice. The group insisted that bandits should not only be declared terrorists but should also be given the treatment terrorists deserve. Afenifere spoke through a communiqué s...
E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi
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E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic cleric and scholar has commended the senate's decision to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission transmit election results electronically. Gumi in a Facebook post he shared, averred that e-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing. He also stated that it will reduce rigging and votes manipulation which bad politicians have been using to hold the country at its jugular veins. The Cleric wrote; Since 1999 when the khaki returned to the barracks, we’ve not heard the better good news for Nigerians as this singular act of making it legal to transmit elections results electronically. Though, it remains the funding and implementation which are yet to be seen. Nonetheless...
Too much blood is flowing in the country unnecessarily – Gumi
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Too much blood is flowing in the country unnecessarily – Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said that there is much blood flowing in Nigeria unnecessarily. In his speech at a peace conference organised by Center For the Advancement of Human Dignity and Value (CAHDV) in Kaduna on Thursday September 30, Gumi stated that lack of religion, lack of knowledge and ignorance is part of the cause of insecurity. He said; “I realised one thing; lack of religion, lack of knowledge; ignorance is the cause of insecurity and enlightenment is the cure. When you enlighten them, you can cure them. When you want to cure the problem the way it was created, you go into bloodshed and this is exactly what we are witnessing now. “What we see today is lack of civilization. Too much blood is flowing in Nigeria unnecessarily and we have not yet ...
Sheikh Gumi promoting banditry, should be probed – CAN
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Sheikh Gumi promoting banditry, should be probed – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi of promoting banditry in Northern Nigeria. CAN alleged that Gumi was responsible for the increasing banditry activities in the North. Rev Divine Eche, the chairman of the Imo State chapter of CAN, made the remark while addressing journalists in Abuja. Eche also called on the government to review Gumi’s activities in a bid to checkmate insecurity in the North. “You can’t, in a sane nation, have the likes of Sheikh Gumi, a religious scholar, going about promoting banditry and you don’t think that this will continue. “Yet, that is what we are seeing today. We are not seeing anything more than what we have planted. “We allowed this thing (insecurity) to continue and it is no...
Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card
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Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card

Prominent Islamic cleric, Dr. Ahmad Gumi has called on Fulani ethnic group to ensure they register and obtain voter cards ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country, so they can elect leaders who would provide good governance and protect their interest. The Islamic cleric said this while presenting animals and foodstuffs to the families of Fulani that were affected by insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, organized by a pastoral group under the aegis of Bilital Marroobe Pastoralists Association of Nigeria (BILMPAN) in Kaduna. Gumi who cautioned herdsmen, particularly those living in the forests against banditry and kidnapping, stated that their bloc votes is very important in the emergence of any credible leader in Kaduna as well as in the country. He said; “If we wan...
Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami
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Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has said that President Muhammadu Buhari could not eat food after learning that Muslim travellers were killed in Jos, Plateau state's capital. Daily Nigerian reported that the minister made the disclosure during a special visit to the Islamic cleric to convey the president’s condolences. Recall that it was reported that about 25 Muslim travellers were killed at Rukuba, Jos while returning from a religious assembly organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Bauchi State. Pantami told the cleric that President Buhari was saddened by the killings such that he could not eat. He said; “The president had since directed that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and prosecuted. “He spoke with top military brass on the is...
Sheikh Gumi Denies being Invited by DSS
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Sheikh Gumi Denies being Invited by DSS

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has denied being invited by the Department of State Service (DSS). Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust after DSS Peter Afunanya confirmed that he was invited by the agency, Gumi described the report as the handiwork of those eager to see him arrested. He also explained that before embarking on any mission into the forest where he has continued to engage with bandits, he usually involves security agencies, district heads and government officials adding that they work together before going on the mission. Gumi said; “Nobody invited me. it’s the media that is trying to cause confusion but they will not succeed God willing. We are in contact with the heads of security but I was not invited." When asked if he had seen the report of ...
SSS invites Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi for questioning
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SSS invites Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi for questioning

The State Security Service (SSS) has summoned popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for questioning, HumAngle reports.   The invitation comes days after Gumi during an interview on Arise TV, alleged that some security agents were colluding with terror gangs carrying out various acts of crimes across the country. In the interview which aired on Wednesday, June 23, the cleric who has consistently called for amnesty to be given to bandits, accused security personnel of providing arms to bandits. “These bandits, if you don’t know, are cooperating with a lot of bad elements in our security system. This is a business. So many people are involved, you’ll be so surprised,” Gumi had said   However, in a swift reaction, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukw...
Empower Factional Bandits so they can help you fight the bad ones – Sheik Gumi advises FG
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Empower Factional Bandits so they can help you fight the bad ones – Sheik Gumi advises FG

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has advised the Federal Government to support splinter groups among bandits as a way to end mass abductions of school pupils. Gumi in a fresh interview with Punch, said many bandits were ready for a dialogue and that the Federal government could use them to fight the “ugly ones'' and end the kidnappings carried out by them. The Sheik who had previously advocated 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. Us...
The Bandits I Negotiated With Have Stopped Kidnapping – Gumi
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The Bandits I Negotiated With Have Stopped Kidnapping – Gumi

A prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmed Gumi, has again canvassed amnesty for bandits wreaking havoc across the north of Nigeria, saying those he met in the past have repented. Mr Gumi was at the forefront of the negotiation with the bandits who kidnapped Government Science College students in Kagara, Niger State, early this year. He also led a delegation to visit bandits in their forest bases in Kaduna and Zamfara States for what he said were peace talks. However, his demand for blanket amnesty for the bandits has been criticised by Nigerians who feel bandits deserve punishment for their heinous crimes. But in a recent interview with Roots TV monitored by a PREMIUM TIMES’s reporter, the cleric reiterated his call for amnesty. “All those we met, all of them have stopped being ...
‘We Need More Pantamis In Power, You’ll Regret Removing Him  ‘ – Sheikh Gumi
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‘We Need More Pantamis In Power, You’ll Regret Removing Him ‘ – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has warned that Nigerians will regret it if communication minister Isa Pantami is removed from office, saying the minister is “stabilising the government among a section of youth.” Mr Pantami has come under heavy pressure to resign or be sacked since his past public declaration of support for terrorist groups al-Qaeda and the Taliban re-emerged into national discourse in the past ten days. But Mr Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic preacher who has embarked on a self-imposed mediatory role between bandits ravaging parts of the North and the authorities maintained that Mr Pantami was not a terrorist sympathiser. He said in an interview with Roots TV that the embattled minister was rather a nationbuilder who was working to attract other youths of his Ilk to su...
Banditry Now War, FG Should Cooperate – Gumi On Greenfield Students’ Death
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Banditry Now War, FG Should Cooperate – Gumi On Greenfield Students’ Death

Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has urged the Nigerian government to take his advice and grant amnesty to bandits for them to lay down their arms. Gumi was reacting to the killing of three students of Greenfield University, Kaduna by bandits who abducted them from their school. Speaking to our correspondent on Friday, Gumi said the incident had underscored his position that bandits were now at war with the nation. The cleric, who was involved in the process that led to the release of students abducted by bandits in Katsina and Niger states, said he was helpless in the case of Kaduna State because the state government had not shown any readiness to negotiate with the bandits. Gumi, who is from Kaduna State, said the only way he could intervene as he did in Niger and Katsin...
Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun
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Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun

A 36 years old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly abducting a 15 years old girl and attempting to use the girl for ritual. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command today April 9, says the self-acclaimed cleric was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that, while she was coming from her work place at about 5:30 pm, she was accosted by the suspect who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object. She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a White handkerchief to rub her private part, as well as all over her body. It was a good Samaritan, w...
Obasanjo, Gumi Ask FG To Settle And Rehabilitated Bandits Willing To Surrender
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Obasanjo, Gumi Ask FG To Settle And Rehabilitated Bandits Willing To Surrender

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and Ahmad Gumi, prominent Islamic cleric, have asked the federal government to rehabilitate bandits who are willing to surrender. The call was made after Gumi led a delegation to meet with Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Sunday. The meeting follows the recent attacks across the country by suspected bandits. “Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment,” Obasanjo and Gumi said in a joint statement issued after the meeting. “Since the end of the civil war, the military are the strongest and most potent instrument and symbol of national unity that we have and we must keep them so. “State governments must have adequate means of ...
Bandits Are Ready To Negotiate And Be Incorporated Into Society – Gumi
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Bandits Are Ready To Negotiate And Be Incorporated Into Society – Gumi

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the Fulani herdsmen involved in banditry are ready to negotiate and be incorporated into the society. Sheikh Gumi on Wednesday said, “they are ready to negotiate, to tell us their grievances and they are ready to be incorporated into the larger society”. The Islamic cleric made this disclosure during a virtual meeting hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. Defending his stance on the touchy issue, Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going on between people in the forest and the neighbouring villages and hamlets. When the herder felt he has grievances and nobody was listening to him, he took on weapons. “So when we went there an...
Bandits Won’t Drop Their Arms If They Don’t Feel Safe – Gumi
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Bandits Won’t Drop Their Arms If They Don’t Feel Safe – Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric, says if bandits are not assured of their safety and rehabilitation, they will not let go of their arms. Gumi made the comment on Wednesday during a virtual event hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. The meeting was organised to discuss Nigeria’s security challenges. The cleric said he sees no reason why the government should not dialogue with the bandits who are willing to negotiate. Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going on between people in the forest and the neighboring villages and hamlets. When the herder felt he has grievances and nobody was listening to him, he took on weapons. “So when we went there and they saw a listenin...
Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders
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Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders

The Pan-Yoruba elders stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting on Wednesday in Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State. Pan-Yoruba elders have again lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime saying the President watched Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, incite bandits with various unfounded statements which have led to more crisis in the country ever since. SaharaReporters learnt that the Yoruba elders warned Gumi not to sow the seeds of terrorism nationwide and to stop making inciting statements, which could be described as felony. The communiqué, which was signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, blamed President Buhari for allowing Gumi to fan the embers of crisis in the country while hiding under the guise of mediation. The elders said, “The Yorùbá hereby...
Government Officials Always Present Whenever I Meet Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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Government Officials Always Present Whenever I Meet Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that his interactions with bandits were done in the presence of government officials. Gumi disclosed this while rebuking those calling for his arrest and prosecution over his interaction with bandits. The Islamic cleric described those calling for his arrest as “clowns.” Recall that the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, had called for the arrest and prosecution of Sheikh Gumi. HURIWA had pointed out that Gumi’s interaction with bandits was a treasonable offence that should be decisively with. However, the Kaduna-based cleric stressed that he was not the first to have negotiated with bandits.Speaking with DAILY POST, Gumi noted that Kaduna and Zamfara States’ governors had met with bandits before him. ...
“Invite Gumi & Shekau First Before Disturbing Me” – Sunday Igboho To FG
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“Invite Gumi & Shekau First Before Disturbing Me” – Sunday Igboho To FG

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has advised the Federal Government to channel its energy towards arresting Boko Haram leader, Ibrahim Shekau, and Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been holding meetings with bandits. Igboho said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Friday while reacting to the face-off between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Yoruba rights activist, who has been in the news for serving a quit notice on Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the South-West, said he was never invited before they attempted to arrest him. When asked if he would honour a police invitation, Igboho said, “Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. ...
‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction
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‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has said, he will update the media, once he gets any update on the girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday morning. Speaking with BBC pigin on Friday, the cleric, who has been the news in recent time following his role in negotiating with bandits, also his efforts in trying to restore peace in some troubled Northern states has been sabotage by some people (bandits). He went further to state, that he is currently gathering information on the abduction and promised to make his finds public.
Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death
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Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death

Abductors of the 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara , Niger State, have threatened to starve them to death if the ransom they are demanding is not paid on time. One of the abductors stated this in an audio recording made available to one of our correspondents on Wednesday by a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi. In the audio recording, the abductor , who spoke in Hausa , was heard conversing with a negotiator , identified by Gumi as a top official of the school. He rejected N2 .7m offered him as ransom for the 27 abductees . The bandit stated , “ I don ’t have food for them. If anybody dies among them, we will tell you where to go and pick the corpse. “ You know these children are hungry . I don ’ t have food to give them, only water if th...
“Are We Not Mad?” — Reno Omokri Questions As He Calls Out Sheikh Gumi
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“Are We Not Mad?” — Reno Omokri Questions As He Calls Out Sheikh Gumi

Reno Omokri has asked why Nigerians will allow Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi appear on TV to make utterances in defence of bandits. Reno said this in reaction to Sheikh Gumi's statement during an interview on Channel's TV. Sheikh Gumi said bandits do not kill people and for those who have killed so far, it was "accidental". Gumi added that when bandits attack communities and burn houses, it is done in revenge and it's an ethnic issue, not a criminal issue. Responding, Reno wrote: 'We must be mad as a nation, when a character like Sheikh Gumi, will come on national TV and say herdsmen don’t kill, and if they do, it is “accidental”. 'This is the same man caught on camera telling herdsmen that it is Christian soldiers that are killing them to “ignite crisis”. The man did not ev...
Gumi Met Bandits Near A Military Post – Ex-DSS Official, Amachree
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Gumi Met Bandits Near A Military Post – Ex-DSS Official, Amachree

A former assistant director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, on Monday, explained that the security agents who were ordered to rescue victims of Kagara abduction didn’t engage the bandits in a gun battle in order to avoid collateral damage. Amachree, who stated this on Channels Television morning show: ‘Sunrise Daily’, noted that the bandits could easily use the captives as a human shield if the security forces had engaged them in a battle. He also said the compound where the popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, met bandits in a forest in Niger State to discuss the release of the abducted students and teachers of Government Science College, Kangara, was very close to a military post. He said, “When you see bandits like that if their number is l...
Killer Herdsmen Are Ethnic Militants At War, Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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Killer Herdsmen Are Ethnic Militants At War, Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, insisted that the armed Fulani herdsmen are not bandits but militants fighting for ethnic survival. The former captain in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today, while reeling out his experience with the armed herders. His words: “It is a complex issue. It is an ethnic war and the solution is dialogue and teaching them Islam. To them, they are talking about an ethnic existence.” Asked if the armed bandits are Nigerians, Gumi said: “They are Nigerians. I hate to call them bandits. They are militants fighting for ethnic survival. They want to defend themselves. If there is peace, you will not see such things as banditry, kidnapping among others. If you are talking about victims, they have more ...
Boko Haram Will Soon Infiltrate Killer-Herdsmen, Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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Boko Haram Will Soon Infiltrate Killer-Herdsmen, Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

The Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said that Boko Haram would soon infiltrate the Fulani killer-herders that have been in constant clashes with farmers across the country and also involved in banditry. Gumi also said the Fulani herders feel their existence is being threatened, so they cross borders to defend their kinsmen each time they are attacked. The Islamic cleric spoke in an interview on Channels TV “Politics Today” on Monday. Told that he is seen as deodorising evil, Sheikh Gumi said there was the need for a cleric to intervene because the Fulani and those fighting them were two sides that see each other as enemies, whereas they are all victims. On the possibility of Boko Haram using the Fulani, Gumi said the Fulani bandits were not Boko Haram, noting, howeve...
Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren, Others May Regain Freedom Today – Gumi
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Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren, Others May Regain Freedom Today – Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, said on Saturday that the kidnapped Kagara schoolchildren might be released today. Bandits, donning military uniform, had around 2am on Wednesday invaded Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and whisked away 27 pupils and 15 staff members after killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil. The incident has created nationwide agitation and worries over the safety of the kidnapped pupils and school staff members, who were whisked away into the bush by the bandits. In an interview on Saturday, Gumi, who has been in talks with the bandits in the forest, told Sunday PUNCHthat there was a possibility that the abductees might regain freedom today, given ongoing talks between the government and the bandits. The cleric, who recently held a p...
Grant Amnesty To Bandits — Sheik Gumi Tells FG
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Grant Amnesty To Bandits — Sheik Gumi Tells FG

Popular Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi has asked the federal government to grant an unconditional amnesty to bandits and killer herdsmen terrorising the country. This, according to the cleric is the requirement needed to be met by the government for peace to reign in the country. Gumi stated this in a brief interview in Minna, Niger State shortly after he met with the gunmen believed to be abductors of staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara. “The Federal Government should give them blanket amnesty, then if somebody continues, then we will deal with them,” Gumi told journalists in a 1 minute video obtained Recall that the school was attacked on Tuesday night. One student was killed in the process. Sources said that Gumi met with the armed men on Thursda...
Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi
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Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has continued his call for amnesty to be granted to bandits spearheading violent attacks in the Northern region of the country. Gumi who appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday February 16, said bandits learnt how to kidnap from Niger Delta Militants and should be granted amnesty just like them. According to the cleric, only a handful of herders are criminals and they took up weapons to protect themselves from extinction after their cows which is their ''oil,'' were rustled. Gumi said; “We didn’t take a different route of trying to solve this problem and that is why we are still here today. And when we say amnesty, we don’t mean that anyone proved to be involved in murder should go free as such. “They learnt kidnappin...
Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi
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Herdsmen Took up Weapons after Being Brutalized – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric and scholar, Ahmad Gumi has explained why herdsmen across the country took up arms. In an interview on TVC, Gumi alleged that herdsmen took up arms after being continously brutalized by security forces and neglected by the government. He said;   “I blame everybody, from the President to you, the man speaking. I blame everybody. It is a combination of small, small issues here and there that produced this monster. Everybody is at fault. I don’t want any Nigerian to exonerate himself. “The media plays a part by polarising the nation. Even journalists helped in stirring this ethnic chauvinism we see all over the country. Government has neglected these people all along and they were using a hammer to kill a fly. “To the southern Nigerians, #EndS...
Bandits Planning To Acquire Anti-aircraft Missiles, Attack Military – Sheikh Gumi
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Bandits Planning To Acquire Anti-aircraft Missiles, Attack Military – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has said that bandits are intensifying attacks and kidnapping in parts of the country. Gumi said the bandits are trying to raise money to acquire anti-aircraft missiles and attack the military. The Islamic cleric, who recently visited forests in Zamfara State to discuss with the bandits, said his interaction with the bandits showed that they engage in kidnapping and collection of ransom to raise money to buy weapons. Gumi on his return from the forest called on the government to grant amnesty to the bandits so they could drop their weapons. The cleric said these in an interview with Punch. While explaining that the bandits were victims seeking justice, Gumi warned that it was important for the government to urgently meet with them bef...
Our Informants Are Officials Of Zamfara, Sokoto Governments – Bandits
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Our Informants Are Officials Of Zamfara, Sokoto Governments – Bandits

Bandits operating along Shinkafi/Sokoto Road, Zamfara State have claimed that officials of Zamfara and Sokoto State governments provide them with information with which they strike and evade arrest by military. The bandits disclosed this during a peace meeting with popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Tuesday at Makkai forest. The meeting was in continuation of the peace moves by Gumi. It was not the first time the Islamic cleric would be meeting with suspected bandits to broker a peace deal. About three weeks ago, over 500 bandits reportedly agreed to lay down their weapons in Kaduna after he struck a peace deal with them. A source at the Tuesday meeting told SaharaReporters that the gunmen claimed officials of both state governments provide inform...
Kano State Government Bans Fiery Islamic Cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, Shuts His Mosque
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Kano State Government Bans Fiery Islamic Cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, Shuts His Mosque

The Kano State Government has banned a controversial Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, from sermon in the state over alleged inciting preaching. The government also ordered the closure of his mosque located in Gwale area in the heart of Kano city. Mr Kabara, a factional leader Qadiriyya sect in Kano, is famous for controversial religious commentaries, and has been accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad. The cleric has been at dagger-drawn with Sunni Muslim clerics in the state for a longtime for his hardline stance against Sunni practices and his subscription to Shiite practices. Announcing the decision, the state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, told journalists on Wednesday that the decision became imperative in order to maintai...
Criticise Buhari Again And Be Crucified – Islamic Cleric Dares Kukah
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Criticise Buhari Again And Be Crucified – Islamic Cleric Dares Kukah

A Sokoto-based Islamic cleric, Abubakar Malami, has warned the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, to desist from challenging the Nigerian government or risk being crucified. This development comes amidst the severe criticisms surrounding the bishop's Christmas message and subsequent statements he has made. In a video sent to SaharaReporters, Malami, during a sermon, said if Kukah continues challenging the government, the bishop will be crucified and there will be no one to stop it. "Not even the government will be able to stop us," he said, towards the end of the video. The cleric, who spoke in Hausa, said, "Matthew Hassan Kukah is already cursed by Allah. Therefore, if Kukah challenges the government, he will be crucified. We will not listen to anybod...
The Devil Is Using Bobrisky And He Has Only 3 Years To Repent Else…— Islamic Cleric Makes Scary Revelation
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The Devil Is Using Bobrisky And He Has Only 3 Years To Repent Else…— Islamic Cleric Makes Scary Revelation

An Islamic cleric whose name remains unknown has revealed to the shock of no one that the devil is using everyone’s favorite crossdresser, Bobrisky. According to him, a day is coming that he would regret that is if he does not change from his ways. He says that Bobrisky has only three years to change. He maintains the devil is using him and he would regret it if he does not and his friends would equally lose lots of their monies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKZ2_Qeh7E4
“President Buhari Is Incompetent & Useless” – Islamic Cleric, Adam Albani
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“President Buhari Is Incompetent & Useless” – Islamic Cleric, Adam Albani

The media space has been set abuzz following the surfacing of a video showing an Islamic cleric by the name Adam Albani vituperating the President Muhammadu Buhari led government for gross incompetence and the hardship it has caused the generality of Nigerians in recent memory. The viral video, which was posted by SaharaReporters, shows the cleric passionately excoriating the government over its failure to make good on it’s responsibilities to the Nigerian citizenry. In the video, the cleric labeled the president as ‘incompetent’ and demanded his immediate resignation in view of the President’s call for former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to resign when the country was mired in a quagmire of insecurity during the latter’s presidency. He said: “Was it not you who told Jonathan ...
Court Stops Ondo 16-Year-Old Girl Forced Marriage To Islamic Cleric As 9th Wife
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Court Stops Ondo 16-Year-Old Girl Forced Marriage To Islamic Cleric As 9th Wife

A 16-year old secondary school pupil (names withheld) has been reunited with her parents after an Akure Family Court stopped her forced marriage to an Islamic cleric identified as Alhaji Yusuf Lateef. The court presided over by Justice Aderemi Adegoroye, ordered the return of the girl to her family for proper care and education and warned Lateef to stay away from her. Lateef was to make the teenager who was 15 in 2019 his 9th wife. It was gathered that Lateef had approached the girl’s parents and sought her hand in marriage in 2019. Despite protest by the teenager, her parents forced her to accept the proposal and a day was fixed for the marriage. The teenager fled their Ore home on the day fixed for the marriage with support from her brother to Akure, the state capital. She was ...
Police Officer Arrested for Killing Islamic Cleric in Lagos
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Police Officer Arrested for Killing Islamic Cleric in Lagos

A police officer identified as Inspector Okoro Charles has been arrested in connection to the shooting at Ikotun area of Lagos state on Wednesday May 20, which led to the death of a 28-year-old Islamic cleric Fatai Oladipupo.   The Police Inspector who has been subjected to internal disciplinary procedures known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department, will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court if found guilty of the charges against him. In a statement made available to LIB by Lagos state Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana, it was gathered that investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. The statement reads;   Lagos State Police ...
Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric
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Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric

Abductors who kidnapped the twin children of popular Ibadan-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days in captivity. The Sheikh announced the release of his children via his Facebook page this morning. “ALHAMDULILLAH! AT 5.30 AM OF SUNDAY 3RD MAY, MY ABDUCTED TWIN KIDS ARE RELEASED TO ME BESIDE A BUSH AFTER 8DAYS IN AN UNKNOWN LAND. THANKS TO U ALL FOR FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT, JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAIRAN. ABERE MI BO SINU OKUN, OLOUN YO PADA FUN MI.” he wrote On Saturday April 25, gunmen stormed Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state and abducted his children. They contacted Taofeeq asking for £100, 000 ransom. Yesterday when we spoke with him, he said he was in talks with the abductors to reduce the ransom.
My Twins’ Kidnappers Are Graduates, They Spoke Good English And Demanded £100, 000 – Islamic Cleric
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My Twins’ Kidnappers Are Graduates, They Spoke Good English And Demanded £100, 000 – Islamic Cleric

The gunmen who kidnapped the two-year-old twin children of Oyo State Islamic cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akewugbagold, have demanded £100, 000 [about N55m] for their release. The Nation reports that the children – a boy and a girl – were abducted from their home in Ojoo Area of Ibadan on Saturday, 25 April 2020 at gunpoint. As of the time the news came out, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, said efforts are being made by the state operatives to locate the abductors and rescue the children alive. However, one week after the children are still in the kidnappers’ den. But reports indicated that the kidnappers have reached out to the kids’ father demanding £100, 000 [about N55m] ransom for their release. ”We have been contacted and we have been exchanging co...
”My Children’s Abductors have Asked for £100, 000 Ransom” – Father of twin Children Abducted in Oyo State one Week ago, Reveals
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”My Children’s Abductors have Asked for £100, 000 Ransom” – Father of twin Children Abducted in Oyo State one Week ago, Reveals

It's been one week since the two year old twin children of popular Oyo state Islamic cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akewugbagold, were abducted from their home in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The cleric who disclosed the kidnap in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday April 26, announced that his children, a boy and a girl, were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence on Saturday night, April 25. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, who confirmed the incident to LIB, said efforts are being made by the state operatives to locate the abductors and rescue the children alive. However it's been one week now and the twins are still with their abductors. LIB reached out to children's father, Taofeeq Akewugbagold, who disclosed that the ab...
It’s Suicidal and Irresponsible to Ease the Lockdown- Sheik Gumi tells FG
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It’s Suicidal and Irresponsible to Ease the Lockdown- Sheik Gumi tells FG

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, says it is suicidal and irresponsible for the Federal government to ease the lockdown even as the nation continues its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. President Buhari on April 27 announced the ease of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT beginning from Monday May 4th. In a chat with New Telegraph, Sheik Gumi said the Federal government need not bow to pressure from Nigerians but should be firm in its approach to tackle the ravaging viral disease. He opined that the decision to ease the lockdown is because the Federal government is running away from its responsibility, adding that people are locked down in hunger and that the government is not ready to spend on the palliatives. ''The government is just running away from t...
Three Ways God Replies Our Prayers – Naira Marley
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Three Ways God Replies Our Prayers – Naira Marley

Controversial singer, Afeez Fashola simply known and addressed as Naira marley has no doubt turned Islamic cleric since Muslims began their Ramadan fasting. As a way of educating his fans on the importance of prayers, the controversial singer shared that God has three major ways of replying to prayers. Speaking via his official Twitter handle in Thursday, he highlighted the ways as: 1. Yes 2. Yes but not now 3. I have a better/bigger plan for you. He said: Allah always has 3 replies to our prayers: 1. YES 2. YES BUT NOT NOW 3. I HAVE A BETTER/BIGGER PLAN FOR YOU
If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace
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If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace

Popular Islamic cleric, Imam of Peace, has taken a shot at the Nigerian government. Recall that yesterday, the Ministry of Finance via its Twitter handle, appealed to UK billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, to help the Nigerian government with ventilators. Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, tweeted: “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.” And the verified Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance replied to the tweet, writing: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist w...
Iranian-born Islamic Cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi  Mocks President Buhari
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Iranian-born Islamic Cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi Mocks President Buhari

Popular Iranian-born Australia-based Islamic cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi a.k.a Imam of Peace has mocked President Buhari over the video of him speaking on the Coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday March 22. The Imam also lashed out at the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan who according to him thinks Iran and Japan share a border. See his Tweets below..
Police Re-arraign Osun Cleric who allegedly Raped 16-year-old Girl
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Police Re-arraign Osun Cleric who allegedly Raped 16-year-old Girl

Habeebulah AbdulRahman (popularly known as Al-Edewy), an Osun-based Islamic cleric has been arraigned in court for the second time after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in 2019. Though the rape victim's family opted for out of court settlement, AbdulRahman was re-arraigned in court following the pressure mounted on the police by some rights groups and the media. The suspect who claimed the female student of his Islamic school he allegedly raped was his wife upon being arrested in 2019, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on abduction and rape. He was accused of taking the “young girl to an unknown destination to have carnal knowledge of her and indecent assault by touching”. Premium Times reported that he was granted bail with the condition of providing a level...
Buhari Asks Malami To Wade In As Saudi Places Nigerian Islamic Cleric On Death Row
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Buhari Asks Malami To Wade In As Saudi Places Nigerian Islamic Cleric On Death Row

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to handle the case of Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Nigerian cleric on death row in Saudi Arabia. Buhari gave the directive after Bello Mutawalle, governor of Zamfara, prevailed on him to see to the release of Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara. According to a statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to Mutawalle, Ibrahim was wrongly placed on the death row for charges bothering on drug trafficking. “Governor Matawalle yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and appealed on behalf of Ibrahim Ibrahim whose judgement was scheduled for next week, on charges of drug trafficking,” the statement read. “Ibrahim, an Islamic cleric, was wrongly arrested in Saudi Arabia and arraigned before the court b...
I Sacrifice Cocks Every 3 Days for my Magic Rings to be Potent
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I Sacrifice Cocks Every 3 Days for my Magic Rings to be Potent

A 25 years old pickpocket arrested by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has revealed that he sacrifices a cock every three days for the rings he uses in picking people’s pockets to be potent. According to Francis Monday, the ring he got from an Islamic cleric helps him steal properties of his victims without them knowing. He also told newsmen that he can detect if someone is with money because the ring has been fortified to remove money from people’s pocket. He said; “An Alfa (an Islamic cleric) gave the rings to me.  When we met at Alaba Rago market in early November, where I went to smoke Indian hemp, the Islamic cleric also came to smoke Indian hemp. While we were discussing, he told me that I looked like a street boy. He said rather than subjecting myself t...
‘The Last Elections Worst Ever To Be Conducted In The Country’ – Sheikh Gummi
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‘The Last Elections Worst Ever To Be Conducted In The Country’ – Sheikh Gummi

Sheikh Ahmad Gummi, who is a Kaduna State-based Islamic cleric, in reports has described the last 2019 general elections as the worst ever in the history of Nigeria. He explained in the report that the video evidence made available show that few hundreds of people generated millions of votes. He made this remark when he hosted the General Overseer of the Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry, in Jos and the Convener For the Movement of Initiative of a Brighter and Better Nigeria. Prophet Isa elBuba at his own residence in Kaduna, said: “The last election was the worst ever to be conducted in the country." “We invited INEC, APC, PDP and told them this is what we will do to stop rigging in 2015." “When the election came, we realized we were handicapped because Nigerians were ignor...

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