Arrest Sheik Gumi within seven days – Group Gives FG ultimatum, states reasons

On Saturday, the World Institute for Peace issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government, demanding that security agents arrest and interrogate Sheik Ahmad Gumi to ascertain the extent of his involvement in the ongoing insecurity plaguing the country.

The group’s chairman, Lamina Kamiludeen, in a statement in Osogbo on Saturday, queried incessant outbursts of Gumi against the Nigerian Military and other security agents whenever they take action against bandits and terrorists.

At different times in the past, Sheik Gumi has made controversial remarks about military campaigns against insurgence and banditry in the north.

On Wednesday, while speaking on “When will there be an end to Nigeria’s recurring abductions?” organised by Daily Trust via X space, Gumi said, “To them (military) they are fighting a war. Honestly, the military has been very hard on them, the Air Force is killing their families.”

Kamiludeen, who asked the Federal Government if he was above the law, said inflammatory statements by the cleric not only undermined the efforts of the security forces but would also embolden perpetrators of the crime to continue creating security challenges across the country.

The release further read partly, “His continuous criticism and condemnation of the efforts of the security forces send signals that Gumi may be among the sponsors of the insecurity in Nigeria. Nigeria security agents must take immediate action to question Sheik Gumi regarding his involvement in the ongoing insecurity in the country.

“His actions constitute a threat to national security and must be addressed with urgency. Or is Gumi above the law? Action must the taken to prove that no one is above the law of the land.”

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