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Since FG declared bandits terrorists, I don’t have anything to do with them anymore — Gumi

Controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has said he would no longer be in contact since the federal government declared them terrorists.

Speaking with Premium Times, Gumi said; “since the federal government has declared them terrorists, I don’t have anything to do with them anymore.

“I will not like to expose myself to danger again and to put a spotlight on myself unnecessarily,” the cleric said.

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“I have tried all I could do to admonish the nation on the best way to do it, but it seems my advice has fell (fallen) on deaf ears.”

He said he would be a “spectator in the crisis”.

“I have endangered my life for peace by going to the forest and engaged the bandits. Among them there are rock bandits, they are dangerous, armed ready to fire.

“It is dangerous, still we risked our lives to see that we bring peace to this nation. Because somebody has to take that risk and we took it and thanked God we came out safely and knowledgeable, knowing how to come about this issue.”

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According to him; “Maybe in the future when the political situation changes for better, we can do it again so that there will be peace, harmony and tranquillity in the country.”

The cleric who is well-known for his frequent contact with the bandits had earlier claimed “Declaring Bandits as Terrorists: will come with a prize!”.

The cleric while clarifying his relationship with the bandits said “I am not supporting them [bandits]. I am only trying to find a way out of the quagmire I saw. You see, my training as a medical doctor entails that I diagnose something before I recommend treatment”.

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