Sheik Gumi: Soldiers Are Fighting Innocent Muslims, Not Boko Haram

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi
By SaharaReporters, New York

 

Outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has demanded that the Nigerian government withdraw soldiers from violence-ridden northern cities because the government and soldiers are not really serious about fighting Boko Haram. Instead, Mr. Gumi accused the soldiers of killing innocent Muslims across Northern Nigeria. He called on the government to send the soldiers back to the barracks for peace to reign. 

 

The cleric also accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo and one-time Defense Minister General T.Y. Danjuma (ret.) of conspiring to retire competent Muslim military officers on account of their having held political appointments.

 

A source who heard Sheik Gumi’s latest sermon at the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna told SaharaReporters that Mr. Gumi made these observations at a well attended Ramadan sermon on Friday evening. 

 

According to the source, the cleric “told the congregation that he saw with his eyes how soldiers were beating an innocent citizen in Kaduna yesterday (Friday) – after removing the citizen from a car.” Mr. Gumi reportedly wondered which law gave a soldier or police officer the right to maltreat innocent people. He concluded that the government was not waging a fight against Boko Haram but was molesting Muslims in their most populated environment. He claimed that there was a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Army Staff is a non-Muslim.

 

The source quoted Gumi as stating that the country was “back in the Ironsi days, querying why soldiers are molesting innocent Muslims on streets by forcing them off their motorcycles. “Are they the Boko Haram?” the source quoted Sheik Gumi as asking. He added that the cleric stated, “[The soldiers] know where Boko Haram is because they… have their telephone numbers and are interacting with them on the Internet. What we are saying is, Islam does not permit any one to be killed unjustly. We are not talking on behalf of Boko Haram or on behalf of government. Anyone that goes wrong we will not be afraid to say it.

 

“I read in the papers that this American woman came and said that they cannot use force and fight Boko Haram. And we know they will say sweet things in public and continue conspiracy underground. What we are saying is in the spirit of peace; they should remove these soldiers and police on the roads and nothing will happen to us in the name of Allah.

 

Sheik Gumi reportedly suggested that it was the presence of soldiers and police on streets that draws attacks by Boko Haram, leading to civilian casualty. “Take them [soldiers and police] to the barracks or rooms and we will get peace,” the cleric reportedly said.

 

Our source disclosed that Mr. Gumi accused some powerful elements of using the threat of Boko Haram as a ruse to mistreat Muslims. “They are following our innocent people and killing them in the name of Boko Haram. If the Boko Haram [militants] are Muslims, they should leave us with them, and enter their barracks. Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and all others should be vacated,” the sheik reportedly said. 

 

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boko haram

y nt live everi 1to his or her religion

sheik Gumi should be bungled to psychiathric hospital

D face of sheik Gumi looks heavily sick and mentally disordered.y wil pple listen to illiterate whose mind is very obligue and devilish like gumi.northern tacit support for boko haram is exposed.God has placed GEJ there and nothing gumi and his cohorts wil do.p/s keep preaching violence, very soon nigeria wil be shredded into peaces and lets know who wil loose.I only sympathise with northern xtian bros &sisters.
Gumi,I like ur sermon coz it is fastning the dissolution of nigeria.president jonathan should bring bak Gen Owoye Azizi as NSA immediately if he does not want to be victim of Hausa/Fulani mischief.

SHEIKH GUMI'S ADMONITIONS

This country is really sick. Sheikh Gumi who has been able to condemn the acts among the lots is being attacked by some ignorant and manner-less youths that hardly passes their WAEC/GCE even at six attempts. pls reason very well before attacking these men of GOD that dares to shape our society in their own little ways.

Boko Haram

Ameeeeeeeen!

YOU CONTRADICT YOURSELF

You contradict yourself. If a person has right to practice any religion that he/she likes, why then should boko haram want everybody in the north to be islamized by force? Why are they now suggesting their interest to other minds by way of bombing and wanting to close down churches and mosques that do not support their course? Can you please think over the whole activities of boko haram and pass your judgement; that is, if Gumi has not indoctrinated you with foul ideologies.

Sheikh is 100% right!

Sheikh was 100% rIGHT! We see it with our eyes; how d so called jtf molest, kill , and insult Muslims. We don't support bh, it's only beyond our control as it is beyond urs. But they jtf puts us off our motorcycles indicates conspirancy against us.
May Allah protect our Sheikhs. And Muslims should intensify prayers, may Allah bring an end to these. May He turn the plots and conspiracies of disbelievers and hypocrites unto theirselves in multiple.

i support ur words gumi

D government should evacuate these in-human pple called ''soldiers''.They have been distributed to d muslims dorminant state inorder to destabilize dem.We d northerners are facing rigours,torture and humiliation by dis in-human pple,whose leaders were all christians by faith.D leaders of JTF in both damaturu and Maiduguri are christians.Since dey cannot fight boko haram,let dem go back to their barracks.Bt d government are using d name of BH to reduse our population in a logical manner.We d northerners knws everything dat is going on,and Insha-Allah,mr president u will never succeed.

WHAT OF THOSE THAT ARE KILLED UNDER UNIFORM XCUSE

I CULD RECALL THE LATE CUSTOM OFFICER THAT PERSONALLY PROMOTE D AREA I HAV EVER STAYED. DIS MAN IS A MUSLIM AS WELL AS HAUSA BY TRIBE AND MANY MORE LIKE THAT WERE WASTED IN THE NAME OF BH STRIKE FOR THE UNIFORM MEN!!! THEFORE, I URGED BOTH MUSLIM AND NON MUSLIM TO SIMPLY PUT A STOP TO BLAMES AND FOCUS ON HOW WE WILL CONFRONT DIS MONSTROUS ACT, COS IS A MONSTER CREATED BY THE POLITICIANS!! BT IT SHALL SURELY HUNT THERE PROPAGATORS IN SHA ALLAH. STOP BLAMING RATHER KEEP ON PRAYING

If you dont know BH ask

If you dont know BH ask questions? Stop all this nonsense you guys are commenting

Why all this

Why all this insults? are you guy really in your senses? BH is out to destroy nigeria and you are busy abusing yourselve promoting hatret among nigeria in the name of religion. With whom do think you will stand before the judgement seat of God? Gentlemen better watchout I know most of you have no experience of BH attack. Ask the residense of maiduguri and damaturu, they will tell you what withdrawing soldiers will mean to them. To sheik if you can help Nigerians in any way to stop this. Bissimilah

So you preach

So you can preach the Bible, why not evengilize the christain rather than killing them? One thing i know God know His own and His people know Him! Killing is sin, he who kill is a sinner and God is not happy with him. Let us live as it Pleases the almighty.

Mustapha

Is Boko Haram the Islam you are talking about that Govt is fighting?

Sheik Gumi

Sheik, where were people when the Boko Haram starts killing nigerians? why did you fail to interven until now? or have they threat to slaughter you too? The indiscriminate killing by boko haram in dec. / jen. In yobe, what was your comments, the sleepless night the people in kano experience where over 200 people perish is what you want when the soldier/police vocate the street to continue? or what is it that you want? or mallam you are part of them? Personally I have never been malhandle by the soldier/police and I believe 99% of the citizen in the hot zone were not, but the few individuals that dont have respect for themselve always find themselve in the hand of JTF who will want to use Gen. Mohammadu Buhari method of installing discipline to the stubborn nigerians. Please mallam know that we always like your teachings which is center in the truth teaching of pro. Mohammed SAW. But with the new development I'm affraid if your audience will increase, peace is what we want.

Sheik Gumi

Sheik, where were people when the Boko Haram starts killing nigerians? why did you fail to interven until now? or have they threat to slaughter you too? The indiscriminate killing by boko haram in dec. / jen. In yobe, what was your comments, the sleepless night the people in kano experience where over 200 people perish is what you want when the soldier/police vocate the street to continue? or what is it that you want? or mallam you are part of them? Personally I have never been malhandle by the soldier/police and I believe 99% of the citizen in the hot zone were not, but the few individuals that dont have respect for themselve always find themselve in the hand of JTF who will want to use Gen. Mohammadu Buhari method of installing discipline to the stubborn nigerians. Please mallam know that we always like your teachings which is center in the truth teaching of pro. Mohammed SAW. But with the new development I'm affraid if your audience will increase, peace is what we want.

who is innocent

there is no such thing as "innocent muslims"....most if not all muslims support islamic jihad directly and indirectly...what the sheik wants is for soldiers to withdraw from the north so that boko haram can re-group and attack better...boko haram has succeeded so far due to the cooperation of muslims in the north...

Salvage

Go back to school my friend and learn ur spellings.besides,l must say;you are a coward else you would have written your name.and as for the sheik,its a pity that a cleric as he claim to be could be so sentimental in his sermon.well l dnt blame him,it's what he was taught and same he is passing down to his brain washed followers.
This is very sad that a man whose primary job is to seek peace for all is using his sermon to instigate his followers against a particular people but l will always ask this question,"WHY DOES THE NORTHERN MOSLEMS HAVE THIS SO MUCH DISDAIN AND DEEP HATRED FOR SOUTHERNERS AND CHRISTIANS ?"

islam is a religion of peace

liar !
what about quran surah 9:5
what is Boko haram fighting for ?
how can a religion whose members engage in violence be regarded as peacefull religion
stop deceiving yourself

Go and Read ur own bible understanding

The first low and comament said by jesus in the bible when Man was ask jusus. O children of israel our lord, our God is only one. Jesus is also said that if u want 2 go 2 the heaven obey the low comament not belief dat his is God and Crusified on Cross. I realy ashame since it clearly mention in bible in the book ak chapter 2 verse no. 22 jusu of nazir a MAN aprove of God among u by wander and miracle God did by him. said something with proff pls. dude read ur secret sripture b4 putting some comment and u comes 2 know the truth

Gumi or any 1

I must tel u,either u lik it or not.soldier must kil alot of ppl if u want peace to get to d north.they'v nt even started,rmembr wat Obj did to a vil in Niger delta?kiling every1 in d vil.is bcos they stil use democracy to cover thr secret..nd i must tel u Gumi shuld also be checkd

On Christ the solid the solid rock

On christ the solid rock I stand . All other prophets are sinking sand.

Surah 9:5

Who are those the verse referred to? Pls check and let us know. If you do then, you shall understand the verse not by you quoting out of context. I encourage you read the quran with open mind and understanding, soon you shall revert to your true religion (Islam)

U still get me wrong.

I am just trying to correct an impression that in the past, we the Ibos were not better than the other tribes against the Ijaws an other minorities in terms of fairness. The issue here is Ibos did not support Boro in Jan.1966, why then are we turning around to blame them with the slightest oportunity, for not supporting Biafra in the days of Ojukwu 18 months later? Can we just be more rational in our thinking and less emotional? Just turn the table and put your self in their position as at then. eg Your neighbor seek your support n you turned down, only for you to turn around to the same neighbor for similar assistance 18 months later with pride because you feel that you are stronger and more in population and influential. If it is you, I bet, you will do worse than the Ijaws. Let us stop this blame game an see how we can forge ahead with higher level of forgiveness,tolerance,justice n understanding,cos it will not help us.

you all talk as if wen u see

you all talk as if wen u see war u can stand it. what the man said is never bad from my understanings. you need to see d way the jtf members killed pple anyhow in d name of searching for BH members, and of a surety, they know where BH members camp let them simply go there. it doesnt benefit us if we feign ignornt of vital issues out of our ethno-religious misunderstanding for ds type of unrest in our country. PLS, i urge us to be peaceful and look tru d eyes of leaders who claim to be our leaders and yet never care about our lives.

Mr. Anonymous who posted your

Mr. Anonymous who posted your comment at 2.00pm, the Saudi government kills anyone arrested as terrorist quietly and that is how they have achieved the relative peace there.

Those they kill are Islamist who had planned removing the government from the monarchs and handing over to jihadist.

We expect nothing less from the GEJ government, unfortunately he listens to confuse and selfish northern leaders and they quietly releases those arrested after a while.

SURPRISINGLY FOOLS LIE YOU

SURPRISINGLY FOOLS LIE YOU STILL EXIST AND I BELIEVE YOU WILL ALL SOON GO INTO YOUR GRAVE OF PROBLEMS

SURPRISINGLY FOOLS LIE YOU

SURPRISINGLY FOOLS LIE YOU STILL EXIST AND I BELIEVE YOU WILL ALL SOON GO INTO YOUR GRAVE OF PROBLEMS

Rather sad

It is rather sad & painfully disturbing that its only few Nigerians that now think straight. We dont anymore know how to meaningfully contribute to matters of national importance. All we've become is specialists in raining insults n abuses on one another n individuals who av lived their own lives,gone n left their marks n legacies behind. Nigerian youths?...... I'M SORRY FOR ALL OF US.

Sat. Gumi request withdrawal from the north

The faces of boko haram leaders are getting clearer. Gumi is making this request so that they can hatch their agenda of eliminating Christians from the north. It is strange that sat. gumi is calling kaduna a muslim state. The kataf will soon get his throat. After given the muslims katsina, they are still claiming kaduna. No wonder the reign of makarfi was violence free. Let this danfodio pikin go AND check their unconquered places and know that they will never conquer them. when it is time for Nigeria to divide, the border will shock danfodio children. You better go back to Niger, Chad, Mali, Senegal & all the desert you came from. Jesus is LORD

Someone tell this man to tell

Someone tell this man to tell Boko Haram to surrender or in other way the hideout of boko haram should be exposed by those who hide them afterall they are living within the society where sodiers is said to be killing innocent people, isn't it?

Watch your Tong

What ever your name will be, I will advice you to watch your tong don't let it cross the line. You can challenge Gumi inperson But never try accusing prophet Mohd in any form. That intention will make you regreat. Beside every person has a right to practice any religion that He//she may prepared to go with. And you should not suggest your interest to other's mind. I'm just wondering why sentiment is so important to Nigerian Minds......