Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has said Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari does not love the country the way he does.
Gumi said this while reacting to the recent arrest of Tukur Mamu by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
According to Daily Trust, while preaching at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna, Gumi said the government ought to apologise for allegedly intimidating Mamu.
Gumi said many Nigerians have called for his arrest too because he helped in negotiating with bandits but he personally took up the process of ‘calming down’ bandits so that peace may reign, because he loves Nigeria even more than the president.
“As a people, we can’t fold our arms doing nothing. I knew those security operations because I was one in the security system myself. So, I know how they operate and I know their conspiracy. Even Sardauna was not free from their conspiracy, same with Murtala, Maimalari, and IBB, including Buhari himself. They all suffered their conspiracy.
“Recently, Malam Goni too fell in their conspiracy; when some young soldiers killed him. So who is proud of them? I decided to get involved in this issue to assist in stabilizing the country to be in peace. Let me tell you even the president doesn’t love this country the way I do because I have no other country than Nigeria.
“I want this country to be in peace, which is why I risked my life to go into the forest to find a solution to insecurity. But some persons don’t want that to happen. They are not interested in finding a solution to the problem because they realised I was serious about it, they decided to be calling me all sorts of names, linking me with terrorism.
“What annoyed them was when I said those people deserved basic amenities like hospitals, schools just like what was done to Niger Delta Militants. That led to insults.”