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Banditry: FG takes Gumi in for questioning



The Federal Government on Monday said Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has been invited for questioning over his comments on bandits in the country.
Gumi had said the government’s stand of no negotiation with the bandits was an unfortunate position.
He said his advice was that the government should dialogue with the bandits not only for these Kuriga school children’s abductions but all case.
“I hope the present government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will listen by dialoguing with the bandits because the past administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari refused to do so,” Gumi said.
Mohammed Idris, the nation’s Minister of Information and Orientation, told newsmen in Abuja on Monday that the security agencies would act if they felt that the statement made by Gumi was reckless.
The Punch quoted Idris as saying the government would stop at nothing to get any kind of information that is required to solve insecurity problems, saying the security agencies were up and doing.
He said Sheikh Gumi and any other individual are not above the law, saying if he had suggestions that are good enough and that are constructive enough for the security agencies to take, they would take
“But if they think that he is also making some statements that appear to be reckless, he will also be reprimanded.
“There is nobody above the law. Let me put it here. And I’m aware that he has also been a guest of security agencies to answer questions,” Idris said.
According to him, “When you make remarks, especially those that border on our national security it is incumbent on our national security to think further, and they are doing just that, no one is above the law.”



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