The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed disappointment in President Muhammadu Buhari‘s silence over a statement credited to an Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi.
According to CAN, Buhari’s prolonged silence is tantamount to an endorsement of Gumi’s dangerous statement.
The Association recalled that Gumi accused some soldiers of engaging in criminalities. He said soldiers that are involved in most of the criminalities are not Muslims.
CAN Knocks Buhari
According to Gumi, the non-Muslims are the ones making attempts to ignite crisis.
Reacting, the General Secretary of the Association, Joseph Bade Daramola, said the Gumi statement could lead to division in the country.
However, CAN called on Gumi to immediately withdraw what it described as a divisive utterance in the interest of peace.
Everyevery.ng had reported that Gumi has highlighted what he described as the reason for banditry in Nigeria.
The scholar opined that the Herders/farmers crisis is a simple criminality case that turned into banditry, ethnic war and genocide. He added that the bandits were forced into criminality.
According to him, the solution to banditry is not military hardware but dialogue and teaching, adding that the bandits are acting with no special knowledge.
The scholar noted that the bandits were the first victims of cattle rustling that destroyed their livelihood.