Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has accused Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, of using subtle threats to secure his negotiation contract with bandits.
The Islamic cleric also labelled the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, as “Satan” for receiving the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, in his office and planning to collaborate with Israel over security issues in Abuja.
In a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday, Adeyemo berated Gumi over comments that the nation’s security cannot be left with Christians and Southerners.
Adeyemo said Tinubu’s choice of his ministers and their activities should not be used as a decoy by Gumi to obtain the job of negotiating with bandits, as he did under the immediate past government of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.
He warned Gumi to refrain from fanning the embers of disunity in Nigeria with his inflammatory statements, which he claimed were capable of causing disaffection among the citizenry.
The statement read: “We are familiar with Gumi’s background and his tactics. Before the rise of Tinubu, individuals like him should have been answering questions to the security agencies about their roles in the ongoing insurgency in the northern parts of the country.
“While we will continue to advocate for an egalitarian society, we cannot stand by and allow Sheikh Ahmad Gumi to stir up political tensions with his careless, destructive, and inciting statements through his sermons. Nigeria’s secularity, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution, must not be violated by anyone, no matter how highly or lowly placed.
“We are not supporters of the Federal Government, but we remain part of the critical stakeholders in Nigeria’s project. Hence, there’s a need to promote sanity and decorum in the ears of anyone displaying religious fanaticism.
“For peace to prevail, it is the responsibility of everyone to refrain from any action that could provoke mutual suspicion, distrust, and unnecessary crises among Nigerians.”