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Popular Islamic cleric known for negotiating with armed bandits in Nigeria, Sheikh Gumi says it is ‘unfair’ to compare the activities of armed bandits and the proscribed independent people of Biafra, IPOB.
The Sheikh made the assertion while appearing on Arise TV on Wednesday.
Gumi called for “fairness” in the comparison between the two groups, saying one “is killing our gallant men” while the other is “kidnapping children to make money and not to kill them”.
“IPOB is attacking the police, the army, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other government institutions; killing our men in service,” he said.
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 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