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‘I Am Not A Negotiator For Bandits’ – Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi Says



Prominent Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has debunked claims that he is not a negotiator for bandits,

Gumi, while hosting Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, after the abduction of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State and eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), revealed that they are making plans “through a contact to see ways of solving the problem.

According to him,

“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 in the forests, before the Federal Government’s shoot at sight order.

“But, as for the college students, we are making arrangements for them through a contact to see how this problem can be solved.




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