Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has suggested the Nigerian authorities to present terrorists what they need and deserve in order to make sure the security of kidnap victims in captivity.
Gumi spoke throughout the particular prayers organised by the Jama’iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA), on Thursday in Kaduna for the victims of the 62 kidnapped passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna practice.
The Kaduna-bound practice was attacked by terrorists on March 28 and eight individuals have been killed throughout the assault. Many others have been injured or kidnapped by the terrorists.
In keeping with Gumi, the N25 billion that political aspirants have spent to purchase varieties must be paid to terrorists.
Gumi mentioned, “Simply think about now, individuals are paying as much as N25 billion to purchase varieties as a substitute of utilizing the cash to pay ransom for poor Nigerians who can’t pay. No matter they need, give it to them, in order that they launch these folks and after they launch them then, you’ve gotten the freedom.
“You will have the chance to take care of them the way in which they deserve as a result of after they have captives, you need to tread with warning in order that their captives won’t be injured.”
“Leaders are busy looking for political workplaces forward of 2023 and have to this point raised N25 billion, whereas 62 Nigerians are being held captive. I’ve not heard of any chief elevating cash to free any kidnapped sufferer or the 62 passengers,” he mentioned.
He mentioned, “I’ve been within the forefront of attempting to resolve these items. Initially, the problem was socio-economic; however it’s taking a spiritual dimension because of the negligence of the federal government.
“Can’t they elevate cash too to free these Nigerians, together with the 85-year-old lady? Please regardless of the bandits or terrorists need from authorities must be given to them within the curiosity of Nigerians as a result of their continued captivity is just not in our curiosity.”
The prayer session was attended by Muslim and Christian leaders.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Reverend Joseph Hayab, urged leaders to make sure the secure return of the victims.
The President of JMA, Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa, mentioned particular prayers have been organised for the victims and the nation generally.