Yerima Shettima, National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has reacted to calls for the arrest of controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over the recent bandits’ attacks in Kaduna State.
Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima, who said Gumi’s effort while interfacing with bandits was being sabotaged and frustrated, adding that nobody has the right to arrest the cleric because he has done the best he can.
According to him: “Why should anybody call for the arrest of Sheikh Gumi? What has he done? What is his offense? He has done his best to help the government, but the government pretends not to know he exists and refuses to give him support.
“The government refused to collaborate with him not because he is part of them but because of his position as an Islamic scholar. He has done what he can, and at a point, he realized that they were sabotaging and frustrating him, and he declined that he would not participate again. There is no reason to arrest him; nobody has the right to arrest him because he has done nothing.
“Those who should be arrested are those sabotaging and compromising our security. Those who should be arrested are those who diverted money allocated to him to buy weapons. We will not fold our arms and allow that nonsense to happen; what is his offense?”