Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has mentioned the spate of banditry within the nation solely factors to the truth that the struggle is between bandits and the Nigeria authorities.
The cleric additionally revealed that the previous President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed immensely to the discharge of the 27 kidnapped college students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.
Gumi disclosed that he and Obasanjo stood as negotiators in making certain that the abductors launched the scholars.
He mentioned this when the dad and mom of the affected college students paid him an appreciative go to on Thursday.
Bandits had kidnapped the scholars from the college premises on March 11, 2021 from the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna and have been launched on Wednesday after 56 days in captivity.
Addressing journalists in his residence through the go to, Gumi insisted that the struggle was between the bandits and the federal government.
Gumi mentioned: “The position myself and former President Olusegun Obasanjo performed within the launch of the 27 Afaka college students is the position of mediators as a result of the struggle isn’t between us and them however between the bandits and the federal government.
“What we perceive is that these individuals are attempting to assault the federal government by attacking authorities establishments and taking harmless youngsters.
“Having understood that, we got here to the conclusion that this isn’t a hopeless scenario and that we are able to actually go in and negotiate for the discharge of those youngsters, which we did after so many ups and downs.”
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