Leaders in the Yoruba region have warned Sheikh Gumi after his travel to Sunday Igboho town in Oyo State, Daily Trust reports.
This appeared after the Islamic cleric visited Sunday Igboho’ s hometown last week, however, Igboho’ s mother has warned the scholar (Gumi) not to bring any evil to their area.
Supporters of Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho, his mother and relatives have warned the northern Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, to stay away from the Yoruba land. They described Gumi’ s visit to Igboho as ” suspicious” .
Reports has spread on social media where Sheikh Gumi was spotted with former National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) chief Usman Yusuf near the screen of ‘ Muslim Grammar School, Modeke, Igboho on September 7.
Speaking during the visit, the cleric said that from what he saw, there was no need for any group to seek secession from Nigeria, and Oyo state precisely has the best land for cattle rearing. In a video obtained by The Nation over the weekend, Sheikh Abdul Raheem Aduanigba, the Chief Imam of the Yoruba community in Ilorin, led some leaders to Igboho town with Igboho’ s mother. They visited the place where Gumi made that video during his visit to the town and also prayed for the destruction of Gumi’ s evil motives.
Sheikh Raheem said: ” We do not know when Gumi came here. Igboho did not care about his wealth, he spent a lot of money. He takes care of everyone, including Muslims. ” ” We pray for the release of Igboho. God will bring Igboho back home safely to meet his mother. May God protect Igboho and grant him long life. ”
There is no peace in Nigeria. We must be vigilant in Nigeria. One of Igboho’ s friends, Alhaji Yusuf Saheed better known as Ajikobi 1 said: ” He (Gumi) just came here unknowingly, and he spent almost 3 minutes. Igboho is a very strong man, despite the government’ s threats against him, he is still alive. ”
Sheikh Gumi’ s visit to Igboho town seeks conflict- Yoruba leader Gani Adams
Yoruba President Aareonakakanfo, Gani Adams and other stakeholders of the South West Security Forces have criticized Sheikh Gumi’ s visit to Igboho. They alleged that Gumi’ s visit to the town showed his involvement in the recent DSS raid on Igboho’ s home.
However, according to The Punch, the Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is a native of Igboho, the headquarters of Oorelope Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The appearance of Gumi’ s video in Igboho has sparked serious controversies. The video, which went viral on social media on Tuesday, features a senior Kaduna- based Islamic cleric in Igboho with Prof. Usman Yusuf. After an emergency meeting, security officials basically described the cleric’ s visit as a tragedy.
The security chiefs made this known in a statement signed by SSSG Gani Adams and his secretary, Alhaji Owolabi Amusat, titled Insecurity: ” Beware of South West, South West Security Forces” .
They criticized Gumi’ s visit to Igboho, saying it was to mock and ridicule the efforts of Yoruba rights activists” .
See the allegation that has been labelled on Sheikh Gumi after his recent travel to Oyo State
They said there were indications that the cleric’ s visit to Igboho town showed that: ” He was involved in the DSS raid on Igboho’ s house, which indicates that he has begun to occupy part of the Yoruba land. ”
Meanwhile some reacted to the visit saying, as a Nigerian Gumi, he has the opportunity to visit wherever he wants across Nigeria as long as it does not bring disgrace to Igboho. A portion of the statement said: ” It simply came to our notice then. All of Gumi’ s ideas are far removed from the thinking of the people of this country. I think he should be patient with us and push a month that does not know the end of it. ”
According to The Punch, the statement added, ” That is why the security forces of the Southwest have increased the number of police in the area and all other security personnel to ensure that the area is safe. ”
Sheikh Gumi told the Fulani how they would be privileged in Nigeria
However, before Gumi’ s travel to Oyo state, the Kaduna- based Islamic scholar Dr Ahmad Gumi has called on Fulani to ensure that they register and receive their voting cards ahead of the country’ s 2023 general elections, the Daily Trust reported. According to him, getting a voting card is important because it will enable them to elect leaders who will lead the country and protect their rights.
Gumi said Fulani needed to register like other Nigerians, in order to elect people to take care of their animals, property and lives.
Oyo State warned traditional rulers, wants Gumi’ s visit to the state investigated
The Alliance for Oke- Ogun Development has asked the DSS to investigate the reason for Sheikh Gumi’ s visit to the state. They alleged that his visit was an attempt to reclaim the Fulani territory in Igboho, the hometown of Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho.
The Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is a native of Igboho, the capital of Oorelope Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The leader of the national AOD group, Chief Abiodun Fasasi, in a statement on Thursday alleged that Gumi’ s visit was an attempt to reclaim the Oke- Ogun area of the Fulani.
The group added: ” What is even more disturbing is that an Oke Ogun man can host a man like Gumi, we want the DSS to investigate the real reason for his visit; the man must be investigated. The man is tasked with leading the call for an amnesty for the gunmen. “