Again, Sheikh Gumi has come under severe attack on social media for asking the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay the N100 million ransom being demanded by bandits before Greenfield University students are released.
Mr Gumi warned that it is better for the government to consider this option before it gets late.
Mr Gumi, made this position known on Tuesday. For long, he has been at the forefront of championing amnesty for the terrorists.
He said the federal government must not handle the treat of the bandits to kill the students with levity.
“…bring the money from the central bank. How can they move that money? We should not be stupid. These people are getting infiltrated; Boko Haram is getting close and they don’t respect the clergy.” Sheikh Gumi had earlier said.
Not pleased with this, some Twitter knocked Mr Gumi
Olumayowa Alli wrote on Twitter: “So Gumi is sincerely advocating and supporting the idea of continuous ransom payment. Interesting!!!”
Korede Oyelola wrote: “Gumi has since gotten out of hand and he is an earnest security threat. He has become the ambassador to the terrorists. What warrant has he to speak arrogantly on behalf of terrorists. He must be arrested. This is utter insanity.”
Emmanuel Ugbede wrote: “If Nigeria is a country where things are done properly, Gumi would have been arrested for long as he is connected to bandits and Boko haram. President Buhari needs to resign honestly. He is the true meaning of incompetence.”
Meanwhile, a data analyst and journalist, Rotimi Sankore has taken to his Twitter page to give reasons why Nigerian governments at all levels are failing to address the mounting insecurity in the country.
According to him, Nigeria is failing to address the problems due to: 1. Bandits and extremists have plenty of recruits 2. 100 million citizens are in extreme poverty 3. 60 million citizens are unable to read or write 4. 10 million to 13 million children are out of school 5. Unemployment is at 33%.
In a related development, the British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems.
Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria’s ministry of foreign affairs.
The British minister had visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, April 27 to discuss matters of interest between both countries when he was accosted by the reporters.
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