Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has been lambasted by former Provost Marshal, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Don Idada Ikponmwen (retd).
He said; “At a time when all reasonable persons are putting heads together to fashion out solutions to our worrisome security problems, it is utterly disturbing that an otherwise acclaimed religious cleric would speak in this manner.”
“Sheikh Gumi’s utterances are diversionary, illogical, inflammatory and provocative.”
“As most Nigerians know, the killer- herdsmen are simply murderous invaders. Militancy relates only to conscientious believers fighting for justifiable causes.”