Zamfara bandits I met with are not responsible for the abduction of the schoolgirls – Sheik Gumi

Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said the bandits who abducted schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara on Friday morning, February 26, are not among the ones he recently met with in Zamfara forest.

In a telephone interview with The Nation, Sheik Gumi who has called for amnesty for bandits said the abduction was carried out by a splinter group of the Zamfara bandits. The Islamic scholar, who appeared to have reached out to the bandit leaders he recently met, stated categorically

“They are not the ones that abducted the girls. It is a splinter group.”

When asked whether he would be going to Zamfara to meet the bandits for talks and plea for the release of the schoolgirls, Sheikh Gumi simply said, “maybe”.

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