Sheik Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic scholar and son of late Sheik Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, who have been critical of Nigerian establishment recently has reacted over a sermon by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah preached at the funeral of late Kaduna State governor, Mr. Patrick Yakowa who died in a plane crash.
He challenged the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammad Abubakar, General Muhammadu Buhari and Bishop Kukah to explain why they remained quiet, when Muslims were allegedly killed in Kaduna State.
Gumi who was reacting following Kukah’s sermon that SaharaReporters exclusively published said, “No Muslim should rejoice at the death of any person except if such a person has shown enmity to Islam and takes part in plots to undermine it.”
Insisting that Muslims were killed during Yakowa’s reign in Southern Kaduna, Gumi who is known to be blunt, added “But when Yakowa ascended to power, more than 500 innocent Muslims were massacred in cold blood in southern Kaduna, the area he came from. Many families were exterminated and many were expelled from their abode even up to this day. Many are still refugees in camps and in other places, with little help from the federal, state governments and individuals. Worst still there was no remarkable reaction against these atrocities from any notable Muslim individual or organization except of course the ‘supreme council for sharia’ headed by Dr. Ahmad Datti which documented all these atrocities (May Allah reward them abundantly) and personal contributions from many individuals that could not match the degree of the disaster. That was a case of genocide against poor innocent Muslims just because of the ascension of this man to power. Now I ask and I want answers. What was the reaction of CAN to these atrocities? What was the reaction of the bishop? What was the reaction of the Sultan of Sokoto? What was the reaction of Gen. Buhari? What was the reaction of Sheikh Yusuf Sambo? What was the reaction of Yakowa’s noisy SA of Islamic religious affairs?
“What are we witnessing as an Ummah, when thousands of Muslims are and were killed, maimed and displaced (today all Muslims in Tafawa Balewa are exiled and their properties confiscated) and yet, look at this blatant hypocrisy! Some academic staffs of Kaduna University came to me complaining of the Christian VC and his policy of intentional marginalization and prejudice against the Muslims. These are academicians not riff raffs. And many other complaints that are natural when a minority accend to power. Brothers and Sisters, to get me right, I am not questioning these people’s genuine concern of the death of their bosom friend and comrade. What I am questioning is the apathy when Muslims are killed by criminals and the sadness when Allah has done His justice. May Allah preserve our faith and protect us all from all Evil.”