Sheikh Gumi has sent a direct message to those who call him a terrorist sympathizer or bandit lover. On his Facebook page, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi stated that he is not a bandit lover but a medical doctor who has many years of experience. After being allegedly accused of supporting banditry in Nigeria and other forms of crimes in the north, Sheikh Gumi took to his media page as early as 7 am on Friday to send a strong warning to his accusers.
On Friday, Sheikh Gumi told those who care to listen that he is not a bandit lover or Terrorist sponsor in any way. While he is a qualified medical practitioner, he added that he prefers to find solutions to problems using non- violent means rather than using violent means which may result in the loss of lives and properties. While some people may have stylishly called him a bandit lover, Sheikh Gumi stated that he is in no way related to bandits and he does not support what they do.
Due to the love he has for his country and humanity, Sheikh Gumi stated that he wants the country to end all forms of banditry without the use of guns or going to war. He stated that he is a qualified doctor and a very experienced person who knows how to treat a sick person and remove a brain tumor without any difficulty. Also, he states he has served in the army and he has a very good experience of how war can be fought without the use of guns or the spillage of blood.
Part of his statement read, ” You Bootlicker that called me a bandit- lover! I am not one, but my country- lover, my region- lover, my state- lover, and my people- lover, and humanity- lover. I am a qualified Medical Doctor who knows what it takes to precisely excise a brain tumor without destroying the delicate surrounding brain tissues. I was a commissioned military officer who knows what the military is for and what is the capability of our military. I am an intellectual with a Ph. D. from Abroad. I am an Islamic scholar who knows the immorality of killing innocent lives. So, silence for me in this ocean of oblivion is not an option. ”
” Only a fool would allow his dwelling to be a theatre of war. Unfortunately, how many fools are there. Killing rats in your rat- infested sitting room with an iron rod will only end up destroying your gadgets and furniture probably without killing any. We should not mask out poor governance with artillery power. Some said we have tried amnesty but it didn’ t work. You didn’ t try amnesty but tried amnesia. Amnesty without rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reparation is no amnesty. Ask the former Niger Delta Militants who killed security men in the past what an amnesty is. What stops us from having a federal ministry of Nomadic Affairs where their grievances and complaints will be addressed? “