Soldiers Are Fighting Innocent Muslims, Not Boko Haram – Sheik Gumi

By SaharaReporters, New York

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi Outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has demanded that the Nigerian government withdraw soldiers from violence-ridden northern cities because the government and soldiers are not really serious about fighting Boko Haram. Instead, Mr. Gumi accused the soldiers of killing innocent Muslims across Northern Nigeria. He called on the government to send the soldiers back to the barracks for peace to reign.

The cleric also accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo and one-time Defense Minister General T.Y. Danjuma (ret.) of conspiring to retire competent Muslim military officers on account of their having held political appointments.

A source who heard Sheik Gumi’s latest sermon at the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna told SaharaReporters that Mr. Gumi made these observations at a well attended Ramadan sermon on Friday evening.

According to the source, the cleric “told the congregation that he saw with his eyes how soldiers were beating an innocent citizen in Kaduna yesterday (Friday) – after removing the citizen from a car.” Mr. Gumi reportedly wondered which law gave a soldier or police officer the right to maltreat innocent people. He concluded that the government was not waging a fight against Boko Haram but was molesting Muslims in their most populated environment. He claimed that there was a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Army Staff is a non-Muslim.

The source quoted Gumi as stating that the country was “back in the Ironsi days, querying why soldiers are molesting innocent Muslims on streets by forcing them off their motorcycles. “Are they the Boko Haram?” the source quoted Sheik Gumi as asking. He added that the cleric stated, “[The soldiers] know where Boko Haram is because they… have their telephone numbers and are interacting with them on the Internet. What we are saying is, Islam does not permit any one to be killed unjustly. We are not talking on behalf of Boko Haram or on behalf of government. Anyone that goes wrong we will not be afraid to say it.

“I read in the papers that this American woman came and said that they cannot use force and fight Boko Haram. And we know they will say sweet things in public and continue conspiracy underground. What we are saying is in the spirit of peace; they should remove these soldiers and police on the roads and nothing will happen to us in the name of Allah.

Sheik Gumi reportedly suggested that it was the presence of soldiers and police on streets that draws attacks by Boko Haram, leading to civilian casualty. “Take them [soldiers and police] to the barracks or rooms and we will get peace,” the cleric reportedly said.

Our source disclosed that Mr. Gumi accused some powerful elements of using the threat of Boko Haram as a ruse to mistreat Muslims. “They are following our innocent people and killing them in the name of Boko Haram. If the Boko Haram [militants] are Muslims, they should leave us with them, and enter their barracks. Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and all others should be vacated,” the sheik reportedly said.

  1. nikky Reply

    Na wa Oº° my sheik i d̶̲̥̅̊ø̲̣̣n̶̲̥̅̊’†̥ even understand where ΰ belong. Are ΰ for or against, i used τ̅☺ like U̶̲̥̅̊я̲̅ words cause ΰ α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ very vocal but •̸№ω ???????? All muslims thinks the same way, Τ̅☺☺ BAD.

  2. kadosa Reply

    d chief boko harams has started coming out gradualy dis one is comfirm terrorist osama- binladin let dem join ther prophet bin-ladin quickly nd enjoy 20 virgins

  3. shamsuddeen Reply

    Boko haram is a conspiracy of the western world and the non muslims of nigerial against the muslim.The so called boko haram is nothing,but a wolf in a sheep’s clothing.THE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IS THE BOKO HARAM

  4. John Reply

    wen did a terrorist start getin consign wt pepl been killed exept is nt on sucide bomb dey need virgins reward u know.

  5. Buzz4 Reply

    I wonder why muslim religious leaders and northern elders are wolfs in sheep clothing… If they can’t openly diassociate with these enemy of peace called “Boko Haram” they will be doomed in every aspect of human life in the north.

  6. MB Umar Reply

    Its nt a surprise dat u christains will nvr get wat is happenin cux Allah hv already said only Him can guide d misguided.U better wake up nd use ur sences to find out d truth.Our government(both d Muslims nd xtains in high offices) is behind ol ds wasn’t a day’s job,dey hv been planin it 4 yrs

  7. Asa Reply

    @nikky, kadosa, john, way way way too much, u brain dead. Better watch ur sayins stupid! @nikky hold that ur vocal respect faggot…. U kinda ….. ‘shitz

  8. Yohana Reply

    Wit all due respect sheik gumi. Are u sayn dat xtians shld vacate 4rm these 5 affected states. I read wat u wrote abt more xtians being recruited into d nigerian army dan muslems. I also knw hw u tried mediatn b/w boko haram & nigerian govt. It is quite unfortunat dat dis kind of statement capable of causing mayhem is comn 4rm d so called cleric like u at a time we are askn 4 peace (xtians & muslims alike). Maybe u re lookn for favor 4rm boko.

  9. Dauda Reply

    Wat is happening in this country especially in the northern Nigeria has nothing to wit the western world conspiring against us as always claim by some of the northerners. Shekau & his boko co-horts are moslems from the north not from the south west or south east, succeeded in killing & destroying their own land because of their wicked & selfish motives which is best known to them, but God will surely destroy them at His own appointed time. As for you shiek be careful wit ur utterances that is capable of causing unrest which you shall live to regret.

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