It Is Not Fair To Compare Herdsmen To IPOB – Sheik Gumi
Sheik Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, believes it is wrong to link the conduct of illegal herders to those of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The crimes committed by IPOB members, according to Gumi, outnumber those committed by bandits.
According to Gumi, IPOB members kill security agents, whereas herders just kidnap children for money. He made this disclosure during his appearance on Arise TV today, June 23.
“IPOB is attacking the police, the army, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other government institutions; killing our men in service.
And the herdsmen are kidnapping children not to kill them but to get money; so how can you compare somebody who is killing our gallant men in the armed forces directly to somebody who is kidnapping children to make money and not to kill them. Look, we need some fairness in what we are doing” he said
Sheik Gumi has long advocated for bandits in the country. He has called for amnesty for the bandits who have abducted students from various parts of the country over the years.
Watch a video of him speaking below..