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Sheikh Gumi blames Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho for ‘Fulani debacle’ in Southeast
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Sheikh Gumi blames Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho for ‘Fulani debacle’ in Southeast

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, has blamed the “Fulani debacle” in Southern Nigeria on pro-agitators, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho. Gumi said the kidnap incidents linked to some criminal elements among Fulanis residing in the Southwest, for which Igboho banked on to issue an eviction notice, is not sufficient reason to call for Nigeria’s break up. He spoke at a forum tagged: “Islam and the Special Role of Religious Leaders in Peacemaking in the Banditry Crisis in Northwest Nigeria” and a clip of the event was posted on his Facebook wall on Thursday. Gumi said: “So the Fulani debacle in Southern Nigeria, is capitalised on by the secessionist movements of Kanu and Igboho as one of the causes of the agitation for separation. “Evidentially, the crisis is another ...
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...
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...
Bandits want justice, equity and a sense of belonging – Sheikh Gumi
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Bandits want justice, equity and a sense of belonging – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said that drug barons and gun runners turned Fulani herders into bandits who are now terrorising Northern states. The controversial cleric who made his views known at a peace conference organised by the Center For the Advancement of Human Dignity and Value held at Arewa House, Kaduna on Thursday, noted that the killings, kidnappings by bandits can only be stopped by hijacking them (bandits) from “these evil arms and drug dealers.” "When they are hijacked by evil people, drug addicts, gunrunners, we should not allow people to hijack them. Let us hijack them back to the society, this is what we need to do. They have dignity too, they should be respected and given all the human right everybody has,” he said. Gumi traced the problem of insec...
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...
Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding
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Sheik Gumi berates politicians who flew private jets to Yusuf Buhari’s wedding

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has criticised politicians who hired private jets to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Buhari. Yusuf and his wife, Zahra Bayero, got hitched in a wedding ceremony that took place in Bichi, Kano state last Friday, August 20. As expected, the wedding attracted powerful dignitaries including former Nigerian leaders, diplomats, businessmen, monarchs and many others. A video was shared online showing the large number of private jets that flew into the Aminu Kano International Airport for the wedding. Gumi who is displeased by this development said the politicians displayed opulence amid abject poverty in the country. Guardian reports that the cleric tackled the politicians while preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kad...
Sheikh Gumi berates politicians for attending Buhari’s son wedding in private jets
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Sheikh Gumi berates politicians for attending Buhari’s son wedding in private jets

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has faulted Nigerian politicians for hiring private jets to attend the wedding of President Muhammed Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari on Friday, while hundreds of school children are languishing in kidnappers den Recall that, Yusuf Buhari married Zarah Bayero, the daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Bayero in a grand ceremony held in Bichi, Kano. The event was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, serving and former governors, traditional rulers, as well as prominent personalities from within and outside the country. Sheikh Ahmad Gumi during a preaching programme at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna said Nigerian politicians hired private jets to attend the preside...
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...
Insecurity: Obasanjo, Gumi, Apportion Blames, Proffer Solutions
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Insecurity: Obasanjo, Gumi, Apportion Blames, Proffer Solutions

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Sheikh Ahmad Gumi have recommended solutions to the security challenges facing the nation. DAILY POST reports that Gumi, who has been negotiating with bandits in the North, visited Obasanjo on Sunday with a delegation of eight persons. They are: Prof. Usman Yusuf, Mallam Tukur Mamu, Dr. Umar Ardo, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Honourable Suleiman Gumi, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu and Mallam Buba Mohammed. Chief Obasanjo received Sheikh Gumi and his delegation in the presence of Oba Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta; Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, Chairman of Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria; Sheikh Sa’addallah Alade Bamigbola, Chief Imam of Egbaland; Chief Kenny Martins, Chief Ola Babajide Jaiyeoba; Rev. Tony Ojeshina, Chief Imams o...
Gumi On Afaka Students, RCCG Members Abduction: I’m Not A Negotiator For Bandits
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Gumi On Afaka Students, RCCG Members Abduction: I’m Not A Negotiator For Bandits

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic scholar, has said he does not negotiate for bandits. Gumi disclosed this during a meeting with former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, yesterday. Sani had visited Gumi to plead with him to help negotiate the release of the 39 College students and eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were kidnapped at the weekend. However, Gumi said: “As for the College students, we have done all we can do. In fact, I had a meeting with parents of the kidnapped students sequel to their meeting with Government. “I showed them what the problem is and they went to visit government and returned. “I am not a negotiator for bandits, we always ensured that government officials were present in our previous discussions with ...
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...
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. ...
Bandits Feel Everyone Is Against Them – Sheikh Gumi
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Bandits Feel Everyone Is Against Them – Sheikh Gumi

Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Wednesday suggested ways the Federal Government can resolve the challenge of banditry in the North. Gumi said the Federal Government should adopt the non-kinetic approach in tackling banditry and insecurity in the Northern part of the country. In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST, the cleric explained that the use of kinetic force was responsible for the current insecurity issue in the North. He stressed that bandits feel, “everybody is against them,” hence they are vicious and aggressively fighting for survival. According to Gumi: “Honestly speaking, there has to be a synergy of armed forces acting towards tackling insecurity. They should adopt the non-kinetic approach which should be about 80 percent because these ...
Army Warns Gumi, Others Against Unguarded Utterances
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Army Warns Gumi, Others Against Unguarded Utterances

The Nigerian Army has warned popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and other “ opinion merchants” in the country to exercise restraint with their utterances and not drag the Army to disrepute . The Army said contrary to Gumi ’s statements to bandits recently that Christian soldiers were the ones killing the bandits, the Army does not deploy troops along religious or ethnic lines . This was contained in a statement issued on Monday titled, ‘ Nigerian Army Does Not Deploy Its Troops Along Ethnic Or Religious Lines’. The statement was signed by Director , Army Public Relations , Mohammed Yerima . It read , “ The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video- clip showing the renowned and respected Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, alleging that non - Muslim...
If Coup Plotters Are Pardoned, Why Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi
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If Coup Plotters Are Pardoned, Why Not Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, said if government could pardon coup plotters that committed treasonable felony, there was nothing wrong extending the same gesture to bandits. The Islamic cleric, while responding to the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday, said there was need to forgive bandits for the country to have peace. Gumi added, “Even those that instigated civil war, the civil war that millions of people died, were pardoned. I see no reason why we cannot accept their (bandits) repentance and give them amnesty.” Gumi added that he never betrayed soldiers of Christian faith before the bandits when he visited them. He noted that he was misunderstood by CAN because the video that went viral about his discussion with the bandits was distorted and...
“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. ...
Guru Maharaj Ji Calls For Prosecution Of Sheikh Gumi For Negotiating With Bandit
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Guru Maharaj Ji Calls For Prosecution Of Sheikh Gumi For Negotiating With Bandit

Satguru Maharaj Ji, Founder of One Love Family, has called for the arrest and prosecution of Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over his involvement with bandits. Maharaj Ji said Gumi lacked conscience for negotiating with bandits. Addressing journalists in Ibadan, Oyo State, he said: “It will be recalled that Gumi is an ally of Umar Farouk, the under wear ‘Christmas bomber’ who dented Nigeria’s image internationally through his botched attempted bombing of an aircraft bound for Michigan, USA in 2009. “Farouk allegedly had links with Sheikh Gumi because his phone contact was not only with him, but he also confirmed Gumi to be one of his associates. “Up to this moment Sheikh Ahmad Gumi who should be facing criminal trial in the court of law was the one on the negotiating tab...
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...
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...
Sheikh Gumi meets bandits who kidnapped 27 Kagara students and shot one dead
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Sheikh Gumi meets bandits who kidnapped 27 Kagara students and shot one dead

Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi,  met with abductors of the staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State. According to TVC News, the meeting took place at Tagina forest in Niger State on Thursday, February 18. The bandits wielding their guns, were led by their leader, Dogo Gide. Sheik Gumi appealed to them to give peace a chance. The bandits attacked the school on Wednesday, February 17, killed one of the students and abducted 27 of them. The bandits also abducted 3 staff of the school and 12 family members of the staff. See photos from the meeting below  
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...
600 Bandits In Kaduna Agree To Surrender Arms After Meeting With Sheikh Gumi
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600 Bandits In Kaduna Agree To Surrender Arms After Meeting With Sheikh Gumi

About 600 suspected bandits and their commanders, who have been terrorising communities in Kaduna State, have agreed to lay down their arms and embrace peace. The bandits announced the decision after a meeting with Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and State Police Commissioner Umar Muri, in a forest in Sabon Garin Yadi, Giwa Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that Gumi preached to the bandits and pleaded with them to allow peace to reign. The bandits whose wives were seen in tears following the cleric’s message of peace, promised to cease hostilities and ensure security in Zaria, Giwa, and the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. However, they warned that they would return to their old ways should security agents continue to harass their families and destroy the...
Dollar Bribe: Ganduje’s Name Should Be On FG’s Watchlist – Sheikh Gumi
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Dollar Bribe: Ganduje’s Name Should Be On FG’s Watchlist – Sheikh Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, has revealed that it took two years to reconcile former President Olusegun Obsanjo and his deputy, Atiku Abubakar, who is now the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The religious leader disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent amidst controversy over his involvement in the recent reconciliatory meeting of the two political heavyweights in Abeokuta. Also involved in the reconciliatory effort were Catholic Archbishop Matthew Kukah and Bishop David Oyedepo, General Overseer of the Living Faith Church. According to Gumi, “Atiku has been seeking the forgiveness of Obasanjo for whatever transpired during the era of his vice presidency under Obasanjo. So, it is not a one day affair bu...

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