I Risked My Life To Bring Nigeria Peace But…—Sheikh Gumi Blows Hot Again
Sheikh Gumi says I Risked My Life To Bring Nigeria Peace But
Popular Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said he had put his life on the line for peace to reign in Nigeria.
The cleric who has been heavily criticised for meeting with bandits and negotiating amnesty for them, however, said he would no longer interface with bandits.
He said he would no longer endanger his own life except “the political situation changes for the better.”
Gumi revealed this in an interview with Premium Times on Thursday.
The Islamic cleric also said since the Nigerian government had declared bandits as terrorists, he would no longer have any business with them.
“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 on deaf ears,” he said.
Gumi added, “It is dangerous, but still we risked our lives to see that we bring peace to this nation. Somebody has to take that risk and we took it and thanked God that we came out safely and knowledgeable, knowing how to come about this issue.
“Maybe in the future when the political situation changes for the better, we can do it again so that there will be peace, harmony and tranquillity in the country.”