President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, according to Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, does not love his nation as much as he claims.
Gumi made this statement in response to the Department of State Security Service’s recent detention of Tukur Mamu (DSS).
In his sermon at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna, Gumi reportedly suggested that the government should apologize for allegedly bullying Mamu.
Many Nigerians have demanded his arrest, according to Gumi, since he assisted in negotiations with bandits. However, Gumi claimed that he personally undertook the process of “calming down” the bandits in order to restore peace because he loved 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.”