Following his invitation by the Federal Government over his comments on the activities of bandits, Kaduna Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, said he had a “productive interaction”, with the agencies on how to curb banditry across the country.

The PUNCH reports that the Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, on Monday, while addressing the State House journalists, had disclosed that the government deemed it fit to invite the cleric for questioning, adding that he (Gumi) was not above the law.

Recall that Gumi had offered to negotiate with bandits who abducted about 287 schoolchildren (137 as claimed by the Kaduna State Government) from Kuriga Government Secondary and LEA Primary Schools in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.


In a post on his X (formerly Twitter) handle #Ahmad_Gumi, on Tuesday, Gumi assured his followers that there was no cause for alarm, adding that there was no animosity in the course of the meeting and called for unity and synergy to achieve everlasting peace.

“Last night I got many frantic calls from well-wishers and journalists about a news item that I was interviewed by security. There is absolutely no cause for alarm. Yes, we had a productive interaction on how to curb banditry as we are all trying — each in his own sphere — to tackle the monster bedevilling the nation.

“There was no animosity but courtesy and full of respect. We all need as a nation to unite and work in synergy to achieve an everlasting peace. I thank you for your concern. May Allah continue to protect us from all evil. Amin,” the post read.

Credit: Punch.