Arrest Gumi as bandits’ leader, PFN tells Buhari

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The South West Zone of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over his utterances, especially for saying that the Federal Government should not declare the bandits as terrorists.

PFN said he should be the number one suspect, especially with his romance with the bandits.

The Christian body disclosed this yesterday in Lagos after a conference attended by its chapters from the six South West states.

Speaking through its leader, Archbishop John Osa-Oni, PFN said Gumi’s utterances were questionable and as such the Federal Government should hold him responsible.

PFN argued that had Gumi been a Christian leader, he would have been arrested.

ON his part, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Metropolitan See, Dr. Alfred Martins, has urged the Federal Government to harness all available resources to tackle insecurity facing the country.

The bishop made the call, yesterday, during the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association (NCDPA) 2021 yearly general meeting, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Ikeja, Lagos.

Martins told newsmen at the event that the country’s problems were enormous and were mostly due to the inability of leaders to harness available resources for the country’s good.

He blamed politicians for using religion as a tool to divide Nigerians and allow insecurity to thrive.

But Chief of Army Staff, Maj-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has said that non-kinetic approach is very essential in combating insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities in the country.

Speaking yesterday at the symposium organised by the Centre for Security and Legal Studies University of Abuja, Yahaya noted various forms of insecurity in parts of the country as Boko Haram in the North East, banditry in the North West and North Central, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) agitations in the South East, illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta and others.

To achieve the mandate of his office, the Nigerian army has been engaged in various joint operations, he added.

Source: The Guardian

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