There are lots of reactions currently coming out on social media, calling on the urgent arrest of Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, after his advice to the Nigerian government.
Recall that SeniorNG had earlier reported that Sheikh Gumi urged the Federal Government to support the good ones among the bandits to fight against their corrupt counterparts that are causing havoc in the country.
According to Gumi’s opinion on fighting against the insurgency and banditry, he opined that supporting the good bandits is the only solution to ending mass abductions of school pupils as they would take on bad bandits.
The renowned Islamic cleric, 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 Nigerian government, Nigerians who are not pleased with the way he always speak on behalf of the bandits wondered why security operatives haven’t held him accountable in any way.
See some of the 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 😂😂😂”
@iyke_e wrote; “Nothing wey we no so see for this 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”