Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, is worse than terror leaders, Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
Fani-Kayode stated this today in an Instagram post in reaction to Gumi’s opposition to calls for bandits ravaging the north to be declared terrorists.
Shekau was the leader of the Boko Haram terror group for years before he was said to have been killed by Al-Barnawi’s Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in a battle for supremacy in May.
ISWAP is a splinter terror group that was headed by Al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.
In mid-October, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said Al-Barnawi had been killed.
Commenting on Gumi, Fani-Kayode wrote, “Sheik Ahmad Gumi, the Rasputin of Arewa, whose father once said a Christian must not rule Nigeria & who himself said the FG must not declare the killer bandits as terrorists is worse than Abubakar Shekau & Al Barnawi. He is a venomous snake & a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Many have called for Gumi to be arrested and prosecuted for being sympathetic to the cause of bandits.
The Islamic cleric had in the past called on the Federal Government to give the bandits amnesty, adding that many of them took up arms because of poverty.