Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the Federal Government to invite and interrogate Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi over his involvement with bandits in the north.
The PDP stalwart was reacting to a video published by Roots TV featuring a mother of one of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State.
The students, around 30, from the school were abducted on March 11 by armed bandits.
The woman narrated how the parents of the abductees paid N800,000 to a certain “Fulani man” they were linked to by Sheik Gumi, in their bid to secure the release of their children.
In the video, one of the mothers of the kidnapped students, said: “We had been going for several committee meetings; we were taken to meet Sheikh Gumi for a meeting. We were directed to a man called Ahmed who invited a Fulani man whom they gave N800,000. The money, we were told, was just for transport.
“I cried, I told him I am a widow and I don’t have a husband, I am just training this boy to help me tomorrow. I begged him and he said it was none of his business. We tried to begging and he said no, until we pay about N500 million.”
Reacting in a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode described Gumi as a BAG man, FRONT and PR officer for the terrorists.
He warned that if the Muhammadu Buhari-led government fails to act against Gumi it will raise questions about their commitment to fighting terror and stopping the terrorists.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “I hereby call on the FG to invite & interrogate Ahmad Gumi. Assuming this lady’s testimony is true it provides clear evidence of him being an accessory and accomplice to terrorism, abduction, kidnapping and murder.
“He is a BAG man, FRONT and PR officer for the terrorists. that have plagued our land & I have no doubt that he personally benefits from the ransoms that are being paid.
“If this were not the case he would not spend his entire life attempting to defend, justify, rationalise & explain their barbaric, homicidal, savage & beastly ways. These people have so much blood on their hands yet Gumi still holds himself out as their advocate & best friend.
“He is nothing but an extortionist who thrives on the misery and blood of those that have been murdered and kidnapped.
“First, it was Pantami and now this! How much longer do the people of Nigeria have to put up with evil & wicked men like this? Enough is enough! If no one else will say it I WILL.
“Gumi must be brought to justice & so must every single one of his foreign Fulani terrorist friends & all those within & outside Government that have links with ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Fulani terrorists, the Taliban, ISWA, Al Shabab & any other evil terrorist organisation which seeks to kill and Islamise our people and conquer and occupy our territory and nation.
“Nigerians are being murdered every day & our soldiers are on the war front being slaughtered by these barbarians & animals yet some that are highly placed in society are still supporting them?
“This is nothing but wickedness. This is evil. This is wrong. This is unacceptable.
“If the FG refuses to act against Gumi it will raise questions about their commitment to fighting terror & stopping the terrorists. Every day people are being killed & kidnapped. This madness has to stop & those behind it and that covertly support it must be brought to justice.”
Source: Naija News