Wike: Do Not Provoke Niger-Delta People – Ex-militant Leaders Warn Sheikh Gumi

Wike: Do Not Provoke Niger-Delta People – Ex-militant Leaders Warn Sheikh Gumi

Ex-militant leaders from the Niger Delta region have warned controversial Islamic teacher Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi against making provocative comments about the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike.

Gumi had earlier this week said it was dangerous to entrust Nigeria’s national security to Christians and Southerners.

He stated this while condemning Wike for receiving the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria in his office and planning to collaborate with Israel over security issues in Abuja.

Gumi also accused the FCT Minister of planning to make Abuja an extension of Tel Aviv, stressing that bearded Muslims in the city would be tagged Osama Bin Ladin and killed.

The ex-militant leaders under the auspices of the Movement for the Sustainable Development of the Niger Delta (MSDND), in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Ayibatekena Olodin, warned Sheik Gumi and his cohorts against actions that will provoke the people of the Niger Delta.

They called on President Bola Tinubu and Dele Alake, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, to take aggressive action for resource control with the revenues from gold and other mining activities from the North.

The former militants expressed the suspicion that Sheik Gumi, like in the shameful days of Boko Haram killings, is allegedly representing groups of corrupt individuals who plunged FCT into an abysmal state.

They described Gumi’s utterance as disheartening, noting that some individuals still engage in hate speech and divisive rhetorics, seeking to use religion to sow seeds of discord among Nigerians.

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