Ahmad Gumi, prominent Islamic scholar, has said he will knock on the door of Aso Rock if bandits abduct his child.
The cleric had on Wednesday, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the N100 million demanded by the abductors of the students.
Speaking again on the development, Gumi said the Federal Government has to choose between the option of saving the lives of the students or paying the N100 million.
“Life versus material; that is how you will look at it. It is the absolute responsibility of the government to protect lives. Now we have lives or N100 million at stake and these lives of 17 innocent young children,” he said.
“I can’t imagine if my child is there. I can never keep quiet. I will go and knock on Aso Rock, if my child is there. They are my children too.
“What is N100 million? So, what I’m saying is, free these children then the field is open for you to whatever action you have. It is between bandits and N100 million. I do not want the struggle between bandits and lives.
“This is just simple logic. It does not require any rocket science. How can you play with lives? You can play with your money, but you can’t play with peoples’ lives. They just went there to study”.
He said bandits do not feel the pain of kidnapping because they do not have access to quality education.
“One of the things I showed the government is that these bandits that attack these people, where is their own school too? If they had schools they won’t be attacking people too,” he said.
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“Where is their school where they have their children, so they know the value of education and they will feel the pain of kidnap,” he stated.