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Sheikh Gumi Describes Arrest Of Tukur Mamu By DSS As Intimidation, Terrorism

Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi
“This is intimidation (the arrest of Tukur Mamu) is also terrorism. Arresting people unjustly is also terrorism; just like the terrorists do by going to somebody’s house to kidnap him.
“I’m only advising the government to release him so that we can apologize to him to forget what happened.”

These were the words of a Kaduna based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, while reacting to the arrest the negotiator for the release of the victims of Abuja-Kaduna train terrorist attack, Tukur Mamu. He was first arrested in Cairo Egypt on his way to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, and then brought to Nigeria where the Department of State Service (DSS) arrested and has been detaining him.

In his Friday preaching at Sultan Bello Mosque yesterday, September 9, Sheikh Gumi said that Mamu was arrested because of his role in assisting victims of terrorist attacks, urging the DSS to take him to court to face trial or release him.

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“Keeping him in custody despite being a family man is just to intimidate him.

“How can we continue in this situation under a government that is about to wind up? Our hope is for them to finish successfully not in a bad light.

“It’s not about Tukur Mamu, you all know that whenever they arrest innocent people, I always talk, not to talk of someone that I know and.

The cleric said that God has a way of testing a believer, saying that the arrest of Mamu was God’s way of testing his faith, praying that Mamu would overcome it.

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