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‘We discussed how to end banditry’ – Gumi speaks on meeting with security agencies

Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has disclosed some details of the meeting he had with security agencies.

Recall that the Minister of Information and Orientation, Mohammed Idris recently said Gumi would be invited for questioning over the activities of bandits in the North.

Idris explained that the scholar was not above the law and that he would be reprimanded if security agencies deemed his comments reckless.

However, speaking after honouring an invitation for questioning by FG, Gumi said he had a productive meeting with security agents on how to curtail banditry and other criminal activities in the North.

The controversial cleric, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, assured that there was no cause for alarm and affirmed that only the innocent was above the law.

Gumi said: “Only one person is above the law: the innocent. Last night I got many frantic calls from well-wishers and journalists about a news item that I was interviewed by security. There is absolutely no cause for alarm.

“Yes, we had a productive interaction on how to curb banditry as we are all trying — each in his own sphere — to tackle the monster bedevilling the nation. There was no animosity but courtesy and full of respect. We all need as a nation to unite and work in synergy to achieve an everlasting peace.”