- Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has urged the federal government to pay ransom for the freedom of the 62 kidnapped passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train
- According to Gumi, the kidnappers should be given what they want , and after that the government can deal with distributing presidential and nomination forms ahead of the 2023 election
The renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has the Federal government advised to pay ransom for the terrorists who held the 62 kidnapped passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train.
The Daily Trust reports that it gave this advice during special prayers, organized by the Jama for the victims. iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA), on Thursday, May 12, in Kaduna.
Meanwhile, on March 28, terrorists had attacked the train, killing n passengers and kidnapping 62 more.
His position revealed
“Now imagine people paying N25 billion, to buy forms instead of using the money to pay ransom for poor Nigerians who cannot pay. Whatever they want, give it to them so they set those people free and then when they set them free you have freedom.
“You have the opportunity to deal with them the way they deserve, because when they have prisoners, they must be careful not to hurt their prisoners.”
The Chairman of Kaduna CAN speaks
Speaks in his speech Kaduna State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman Reverend Joseph Hayab urged leaders to do the right thing and ensure the safe return of victims.
JMA President Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa announced that the association decided to organize special prayers to pray for the safe return of the victims and the country in general.
The news agency learned that Muslim and Christian leaders attended the prayer session il.
‘Amaechi Must Go’: Families of kidnapped Kaduna train passengers call for minister’s release
Affected families of the 70 passengers who died on Am Monday, March 28, kidnapped by suspected bandits in an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train have demanded the dismissal of Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
It has been reported that the families made the call during a briefing with members of the press in Abuja, the country’s capital, with the families chanting “Amaechi must go.”
The families of Victims also criticized the minister for his campaign antics, saying he should work on strategies to rescue victims.
Sheikh Gumi says he will no longer mediate for bandits, gives reason
Meanwhile, Gumi had said that he had stopped mediating with gunmen after they had declared that they were terrorists in court.
Gumi said so in an exclusive interview in Kaduna on Wednesday December 8th.
Declaring the bandits to be terrorists, Gumi said it was dangerous for him to continue attacking the bandits.
“I’ve had nothing to do with them since the federal government declared them terrorists.”