Obasanjo, Gumi, others meet over insecurity

By James Ogunnaike

The Kaduna based popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday had a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

A source present at the meeting told newsmen that the choice of Chief Obasanjo by Gumi was based on the fact that the former president is a critical stakeholder and a respected elder statesman to discuss with.

Gumi briefed Obasanjo on his recent peace advocacy visits to the Fulani bandits in the North with the hope that government will understand the situation better and adopt his suggestions as the best possible way of ending the current insecurity crisis.

In a statement jointly signed by Obasanjo and Gumi at the end of the meeting, they both agreed that the menace of banditry, kidnapping, other crimes and atrocities leading to general insecurity is a nationwide phenomenon.

The statement read, “We acknowledge that…

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