Boko Haram is ‘a Muslim problem’ – Ahmad Gumi

Prominent Muslim cleric, Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has described the Boko Haram insurgency bedeviling Nigeria as ‘a Muslim problem’.

In an interview in the April edition of The Interview, Gumi was quoted to have accused some people in Northern Nigeria of ‘not doing enough to bring these (Boko Haram) elements out’.

The cleric also said the society and Muslim leaders are not doing enough to combat the scourge of insurgency in Nigeria.

“Boko Haram as it now is cannot prosper in Ibadan, because the locals will expose them. The same in Enugu. The people agitating for Biafra cannot prosper in the north because they will be exposed.”

“We have to understand that these people are from amongst us and that the society is not doing enough to bring these elements out. I can tell you that Boko Haram is 100% a Muslim problem.”

Gumi also criticised the religious bill of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, which he described as unconstitutional.

“If you are trying to fight terrorism and extremism, you don’t clamp on the freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of propagation of thoughts. These liberties are enshrined in the constitution.”

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