In what will surprise many Nigerians, Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has declared that he does not work for bandits.
Gumi disclosed this when he received Shehu Sani, the Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, Daily Trust reports.
The former Kaduna senator had visited him over the abduction of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, and that of eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Despite this, the cleric assured that arrangements were ongoing to secure the release of the students who have spent three weeks in captivity.
He said he is helping in making arrangement to secure the release of the kidnapped students and had even had a meeting with their parents.
“I showed them what the problem is and they went to visit government and returned. I am not a negotiator for bandits, we always ensured that government officials were present in our previous discussions with bandits in the forests, before the federal government’s shoot at sight order.”