Shoot-on-Sight Order By The President Hindering The Rescue Of Abducted Kaduna Students – Sheik Gumi

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Following the shoot-on-sight order issued by President to the military for anyone wielding AK-47 in the bushes, prolific Islamic cleric and scholar, Sheik Gumi, has disclosed that the order is hindering the efforts to dialogue and negotiate the of the abducted students of the Federal of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna.

The students were abducted two weeks ago by invaded their school premises.

The Kaduna has repeatedly stated that will never negotiate with and other criminals.

Gumi has interfaced with in recent times, said some of the he met in the forest during meetings have assisted in identifying the leader of the gang for the abduction of the students but that he has been unable to reach out to him because of the shoot-on-sight order of .

“If we had encouragement, we would have met all the leaders. All those we met usually offered to support us to negotiate on our behalf, just like what happened in Niger State.

Presently, our ability has reached the extent that we can identify is involved in any criminal act. We have identified the leader of those took the students but he has never attended any meeting with us.

Those groups we met identified him but we could not reach out to him because of the implication since the gave shoot-on-sight order and then the said no negotiation. So, I don’t want us to go into the bush and the will think we are encouraging them.” he told DailyTrust

Speaking on what needs to be done to rescue the abducted students, the cleric said;

“What I think is for the to just relax and allow us to follow these to teach them how to behave, admonish them and then negotiate so that they stop this thing. We are doing this for ourselves not for the or any political party.

We don’t want politicians to mess our land because they will come and go while we remain here, God willing. So we are not doing for political reasons, we are doing for ourselves so that we stop killing each other.”