The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to talk about Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi over his alleged link to bandits.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governor stated this while reacting to the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Diri while speaking on Channels TV said the Islamic cleric has become untouchable, adding that it was very unfair.
The Bayelsa State Governor said, “Two things I have to say.”
“First, they should give him [Nnamdi Kanu] a fair hearing so that the trial will not be done in a way that everyone (especially the Igbo) will see it as oppression.”
“Second, as we talk about the IPOB, what about the boys (bandits and herdsmen) organising killings in the North and in the whole country? What of Sheik Gumi? He has become somebody no one can touch. That’s very unfair.”
Gumi recently warned the Buhari administration against the killing of bandits, insisting that the criminals are victims too.
He further stated that no school is safe in the North West for now until the government negotiates with the bandits.
Gumi’s statements raise questions on why the federal government has not arrested him.