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Ignore Gumi, declare bandits as terrorists – Afenifere tells Buhari



The pan Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere has instructed President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists, asking him to disregard the decision for mercy by the controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi.

DAILY POST studies that Gumi had just lately warned President Buhari in opposition to declaring bandits as terrorists, sustaining that such declaration would include a giant value.

To Gumi, bandits killing and kidnapping harmless souls within the north and different elements of the nation needs to be given amnesty, claiming that they’re preventing for his or her rights.

However, Afenifere disagreed with Gumi, calling on Buhari and the Federal Authorities to disregard his recommendation in its entirety.

The group insisted that bandits mustn’t solely be declared as terrorists, but in addition be given the therapy of terrorists.

Afenifere spoke by a communiqué signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, on the finish of its October assembly, held on the residence of its Appearing Chief, Chief Ayo Adebanjo in Sanya-Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.


The Yoruba leaders lamented that insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and different legal actions had continued to fester regardless of claims by authorities that it was profitable the warfare in opposition to insecurity.

Whereas expressing dissatisfaction with the best way the federal government on the centre had been tackling insecurity, Afenifere stated it joined the Nationwide Meeting and several other others on the decision that “those that have been kidnapping, and killing the folks be declared as terrorists and be handled as such.”

The group described as unlucky, the angle of the authorities on the problem of safety, regretting that authorities “has not succeeded in stemming the rising spate of insecurity within the nation.”

Quite the opposite, Afenifere stated bandits and terrorists have been “getting emboldened to perpetrate their nefarious actions.”

Whereas stating that it was ironical that some people have been in search of clemency for terrorists, the group emphasised that “whoever deodorizes or abets evil is culpable.”

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