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No Amount Too Big To Pay As Ransom To Bandits — Sheikh Gumi

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No Amount Too Big To Pay As Ransom To Bandits — Sheikh Gumi


Sheik Gumi on kidnapped students: “There is no amount too large to pay as ransom to bandits.”

…I don’t understand why you won’t compromise with them and still won’t take action against them.”

Sheik Gumi, a well-known Islamic cleric, has urged the Kaduna state government to pay the ransom demanded by bandits who kidnapped Greenfield University students.

Remember that gunmen stormed the tertiary institution on April 18 and abducted an unknown number of students.

The gunmen have already killed five of the students, and they have threatened to kill the remaining 17 if a ransom of N100 million and ten motorcycles is not paid.

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Gumi argued that while N100 million is a large amount of money, it is not too much to sacrifice for the students’ lives when he appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday.

He went on to say that once the students have been released, security agencies will go after the kidnappers and recover the money.

“Five souls were slaughtered. What is the reason for this? What amount of money is too much for us to save the lives of those five students, what amount of money is too much for us to save their lives?” Gumi was the one who inquired.

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“Second, we will give them the money to get the boys out of risk, and then we can go for our money. Nobody is advising you not to look for them; you should reclaim the two.

“I don’t understand why you won’t bargain with them and yet won’t take action against them.”

The cleric also stated that he and Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai had discussed the subject, but that they have “parallel views” on how to handle it.

The state government of Kaduna has consistently stated that it would not bargain with bandits.

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No Amount Too Big To Pay As Ransom To Bandits — Sheikh Gumi

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