Islamic scholar and cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has stated that the bandits who Kidnapped schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara on Friday morning, February 26, are not among the ones he recently met with in Zamfara forest.
In a telephone conversation with The Nation, Sheik Gumi who has called for amnesty for bandits stated that the abduction was carried out by a splinter group of the Zamfara bandits. Sheikh Gumi, who appeared to have reached out to the bandit leaders he recently met, stated categorically
“They are not the ones that abducted the girls. It is a splinter group.”
When quizzed whether he would be going to Zamfara to meet the bandits for talks and plea for the release of the schoolgirls, Sheikh Gumi simply said, “maybe”.