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I Will No Longer Mediate For Terrorists Says Sheikh Gumi

After several controversial efforts, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said he has stopped mediating for armed bandits.

The Kaduna-based Islamic cleric explained that his new position is informed by the declaration of the bandits as terrorists.

With the declaration, Sheikh Gumi said it is dangerous to continue to engage the bandits who have been terrorizing the northern region.

Premium Times reported that Gumi said this in an exclusive interview in Kaduna on Wednesday, December 8.

Before the declaration of the bandits as terrorists by the Federal High Court in Abuja, Gumi had visited them in the forests in Zamfara and Niger states. He had also repeatedly urged the federal government to grant them a general amnesty as was done to the militants in the Niger Delta.

With the declaration of the bandits as terrorists, Gumi said it will be dangerous for him to continue to engage the bandits.

He said “since the federal government has declared them terrorists, I don’t have anything to do with them anymore.

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After several controversial efforts, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said he has stopped mediating for armed bandits.

The Kaduna-based Islamic cleric explained that his new position is informed by the declaration of the bandits as terrorists.

With the declaration, Sheikh Gumi said it is dangerous to continue to engage the bandits who have been terrorizing the northern region.

Premium Times reported that Gumi said this in an exclusive interview in Kaduna on Wednesday, December 8.

Before the declaration of the bandits as terrorists by the Federal High Court in Abuja, Gumi had visited them in the forests in Zamfara and Niger states.

He had also repeatedly urged the federal government to grant them a general amnesty as was done to the militants in the Niger Delta.

He said “since the federal government has declared them terrorists, I don’t have anything to do with them anymore.

The cleric added: “I will not like to expose myself to danger again and to put a spotlight on myself unnecessarily.

“I have tried all I could do to admonish the nation on the best way to do it, but it seems my advice has fallen (fallen) on deaf ears.” Sheikh Gumi said he would be a “spectator in the crisis”.

Nevertheless, he said may consider mediation again in the future when the political situation changes for the better.

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