Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has once again hit out at calls for bandits to be declared terrorists, saying truly if the federal government decides to make the decision, it will not change anything.
In a statement by Malam Tukur Mamu, the Dan-Iyan Fika and Media Adviser to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, the Muslim scholar said “ I suppose the Federal Government has succumbed to media blackmail by a section of the country.
It’ll not have any practical value because indeed before the declaration they’re being fought and treated as terrorists.”
So it’s just a title which I believe won’t change the dynamics on ground.
However, the declaration was even backed by the order of the Court but as you can see even the international community didn’t recognise FG’s declaration of IPOB, If you can remember IPOB was also declared a terrorist organisation. So it has failed to be effective or to achieve the desired results.”
“ They’ve not been ban from travelling to other countries while their citizenship remains complete, it has not been denounced. So what type of declaration is that?
I sincerely hope that Nigerians won’t take the herders as terrorists but should regard the criminality of the few among them against innocent people as acts of terrorism just as we see IPOB and their attacks on security agencies and other northern citizens as acts of terrorism.
Very few herders are bandits if you go through their population.
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