Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has questioned why the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities arrested a pacesetter of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and didn’t choose up a famend Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, over his alleged hyperlink to bandits.
The Governor mentioned this on Tuesday, when he featured as a visitor on Channels Television breakfast present affairs programme, Sunrise Daily, the place he famous that Gumi had develop into any person nobody may contact, including that it was very unfair.
Diri mentioned, “Two things I have to say; first, they should give him [Nnamdi Kanu] a fair hearing so that the trial will not be done in a way that everyone (especially the Igbo) will see it as oppression.
“Second, as we talk about the IPOB, what about the boys (bandits and herdsmen) organising killings in the North and in the whole country? What of Sheik Gumi? He has become somebody no one can touch. That’s very unfair.”
Gumi had just lately warned the federal government in opposition to the killing of bandits, insisting that the criminals had been victims too.
The Islamic scholar insisted that no faculty was secure within the North West for now till the federal government negotiated with the bandits.
His latest assertion has raised questions of his involvement with the bandits and why the Buhari’s administration has didn’t summon him for questioning.
SaharaReporters had on June 29 reported that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, listed the allegations in opposition to Nnamdi Kanu, saying he should proceed his court docket trial in earnest.
Malami had within the textual content of his press convention, famous that the IPOB chief, aside from leaping bail, has been “accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.”