Standard Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has mentioned the shoot-on-sight order issued by President Buhari to the army for anybody discovered with AK-47 within the bushes, is hindering the efforts to barter the discharge of the kidnapped college students of the Federal Faculty of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna.
The scholars had been kidnapped two weeks in the past by suspected bandits who invaded their faculty premises.
The Kaduna state authorities has repeatedly said that it’s going to by no means negotiate with bandits and different criminals.
Gumi who has interfaced with bandits in latest instances, mentioned a number of the bandits he met within the forest throughout his peace conferences have assisted in figuring out the chief of the gang accountable for the kidnapping of the scholars however that he has been unable to achieve out to him due to the shoot-on-sight order of the president.
“If we had encouragement, we’d have met all of the leaders. All these we met normally supplied to help us to barter on our behalf, identical to what occurred in Niger State.
Presently, our skill has reached the extent that we are able to determine who’s concerned in any prison act. We’ve got recognized the chief of those that took the scholars however he has by no means attended any peace assembly with us.
These teams we met recognized him however we couldn’t attain out to him due to the safety implication because the authorities gave shoot-on-sight order after which the federal government mentioned no negotiation. So, I don’t need us to enter the bush and the federal government will suppose we’re encouraging them.”he instructed DailyTrust
Talking on what must be accomplished to rescue the kidnapped college students, the cleric mentioned
“What I feel is for the federal government to simply calm down and permit us to observe these individuals to show them easy methods to behave, admonish them after which negotiate in order that they cease this factor. We’re doing this for ourselves not for the federal government or any political occasion.
We don’t need politicians to mess up our land as a result of they’ll come and go whereas we stay right here, God prepared. So we aren’t doing it for political causes, we’re doing it for ourselves in order that we cease killing one another.”