NATIONAL SECURITY:SHEIK AHMAD GUMI MEETS OBASANJO

AN ISLAMIC CLERIC, SHEIK AHMAD GUMI HAS MET WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AS PART OF HIS QUESTS IN FINDING LASTING SOLUTION TO THE NATION’S INSECURITY, MENACE OF THE BANDITRY AND CASES OF KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM ESPECIALLY IN MANY PARTS OF THE NORTH.

CHIEF OBASANJO RECEIVED THE ISLAMIC CLERIC AND HIS ENTOURAGE WHO INCLUDE AGURA OF GBAGURA, OBA BABAJIDE BAKARE, OGUN STATE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, BISHOP TUNDE AKIN – AKINSANYA, CHIEF IMAM OF EGBALAND SHEIK SA’ADDALLA AMONG OTHERS AT HIS OTA RESIDENCE.

IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE CLOSED-DOOR MEETING,
SHEIK GUMI WHILE REELING OUT NUMBER OF EFFORTS BY HIM IN RESOLVING THE INSECURITY IN THE COUNTRY COMMENDED CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO FOR HIS PAST SELFLESS EFFORTS TOWARDS THE SUSTENANCE OF PEACE AND UNITY IN NIGERIA.

HE DESCRIBED THE RECENT CLASH BETWEEN HERDERS AND THEIR HOST COMMUNITIES IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AS MICRO ETHNIC CONFLICT WHICH MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO ESCALATE AND CALLED ON NIGERIANS TO JOIN HANDS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT BRINGING TO THE BAREST CASES OF INSECURITY AND OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.

IN HIS RESPONSE, FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO DESCRIBED THE TASK IN KEEPING NIGERIA SAFE AND SECURED AS COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND URGED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH SPECIAL COURTS TO TRY CASES OF BANDITRY, KIDNAPPING, RANSOM DEMANDING AND UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF WEAPONS AMONG OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES

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