“Shame on Gumi”, says Adeyanju as court declares bandits terrorists

Following a top court’s proscription of bandits on Thursday, Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has applauded the present administration while criticising Muslim preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi.

Gumi is an avowed advocate for bandits’ amnesty.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a Federal High Court in Abuja outlawed the activities of some groups linked to banditry and declared their activities as acts of terrorism.

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a fresh directive to security agencies to rekindle the anti-terror war and rid the country of terrorists.

The military has not been able to deploy the Super Tucano planes it bought from the United States (U.S.) to crush the bandits and gunmen in the Northwest and Northcentral because of the agreement between the Nigerian and U.S. governments.

According the pact, the aircraft, acquired to boost the battle against Boko Haram insurgents and members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in the Northeast, would be deployed against terrorists and not bandits.

In a ruling yesterday, the Abuja court specifically declared the activities of the “Yan Bindiga Group” and the “Yan Ta’adda Group” and other similar groups in any part of the country, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, as “acts of terrorism and illegality”.

It equally proscribed the Yan Bindiga Group and the Yan Ta’adda Group as well as other similar groups in any part of Nigeria, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, “either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called.”

Reacting to the development, Adeyanju expressed his pleasure.

“Let me commend President Buhari for designating bandits terrorizing Northern Nigeria as terrorist. Shame on Gumi. It’s remaining killer herdsmen,” Adeyanju wrote on his known Twitter handle.

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