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The spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union, SOKAPU, Mr Luka Binniyat, has strongly advocated for the arrest and prosecution of the influential Islamic preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for allegedly telling Fulani kidnappers that troopers killing them usually are not Muslim troopers.
He alleged that the Muslim cleric in a latest video in a gathering with the suspected criminals instructed them that after they (criminals) assault a group in vengeance, they need to select their targets effectively, telling them {that a} group not too long ago kidnapped a bunch of travellers and that amongst them was a lady within the Islamic hijab carrying a small child.

Mr Binniyat questioned the integrity of the Islamic preacher, saying that Gumi’s attribution that “Such act dents the work of kidnappers, insinuates that the cleric is making himself just like the religious chief of the bandits.”
He added, “We’ve got at all times suspected that there was one thing that the Islamic cleric is doing with these people who we don’t perceive.”
The spokesman instructed DAILY POST in Kaduna that it is rather unlucky, condemnable and unacceptable beneath this authorities that human beings are stolen day by day like animals.

He famous that Niger and Kaduna States share a border within the West and East axis which type a part of Kamuku forest, the place the bandits are, describing it as probably the most harmful and lawless forest, because the notorious Sambisa forest within the northeast.

Describing Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s negotiation with the suspected Fulani kidnappers as curiously doubtful, he mentioned, “It’s a disgraceful means of succumbing to the wiles and evil of a band of violent criminals who’re extra feared and revered by the state, not likely due to their capability for bloodletting, however as a result of they’re seen as kinsmen of the primary man of Nigeria. SOKAPU is completely towards Sheikh Gumi in that undertaking.

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“Such depraved, heartless and unprincipled criminals should not be dignified in that matter. We’ve got at all times suspected that there was one thing that the Islamic cleric is doing with these people who we don’t perceive.”
The spokesman puzzled, “Why is the Islamic cleric not excited by justice and restitution for hundreds of the surviving victims of their evil however the welfare and freedom of those that killed others?
”In Southern Kaduna, we’ve got over 50,000 IDPs and over 100 communities which were captured and occupied by these evil males that our individuals confirmed to be Fulani armed males. We’ve got mass graves dotted throughout our space because of their wickedness.

“Final 12 months alone, our poor individuals paid nothing lower than N1 billion as ransom for the liberty of their kidnapped individuals. Why is the cleric not negotiating with related authorities for justice? His proposition is irrational and dumbfounding. SOKAPU needs Sheikh Gumi investigated for his function with these individuals.”

On amnesty for the suspected Fulani kidnappers, Mr Binniyat noticed that the abductors have killed, raped, obtained ransom and have succeeded in displacing many communities from their ancestral lands, however within the case of the Niger Delta, he likened them “To the goose that laid the golden egg, but it is without doubt one of the most disadvantaged, degraded and marginalised areas in Nigeria. The agitation for equity and fairness for Niger Delta areas dates again to the sixties.

“Who doesn’t know Adaka Boro? Who doesn’t know the slain Ogoni freedom fighter, Ken Saro Wiwa. The youth of the Niger Delta had a legit proper to make use of violence to hunt consideration within the method they did theirs. They kidnapped overseas oil staff to hunt worldwide consideration. They didn’t kill them. They sabotaged oil pipelines to harm the financial system so {that a} deaf authorities will take them severely.”

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He defined that the Niger Delta militants by no means invaded any group, speak of raping, killing, abducting residents and setting the communities ablaze. They have been civilised of their strategy of expressing their grievances to the involved authorities and the world agreed that they’d a legit trigger.
The SOKAPU spokesman requested, “What are the Fulani armed males searching for? Even the Sultan of Sokoto has mentioned that out of 10 bandits caught, between 8 and seven are Fulani. In what methods have the Nigerian state and peaceable, weak communities been towards their curiosity. What’s their contribution to the financial system? Are you aware how a lot hurt they’re doing to agriculture and chasing away buyers from the Middlebelt and the north?

“What’s their grievances? Why should they be so rewarded after such large destruction of lives and property? Then let all of the armed robbers, all rapists, all arsonists and each legal be forgiven and granted amnesty.”
On Governor Bala Mohammed’s remark that every one forests belong to Nigerians as such there isn’t any want evicting any Fulani herdsmen from Ondo State forest, Mr Binniyat argued, “The Presidential Aso Villa Abuja belongs to Nigerians, let the governor of Bauchi State go and inform his family to maneuver there and reside. The FCT and Bauchi State belong to Nigerians, why was he formally allocating land because the FCT Minister and signing Certificates-Of-Occupy when everybody may as effectively simply occupy any area he needed. When it comes bigotry and favouritism, sentiments becloud their reasoning.” He lamented.

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