Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has slammed popular Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, over a recent video in which he said Fulani bandits are Nigerians’ neigbours and are going nowhere.
Gumi’s comments come amid the ongoing military bombardments against bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara and Kaduna States.
“The herdsmen are, they are going nowhere. They are part of us and we are part of them. We must live with them. We can’t drive them away and they can’t drive us, they are our neighbours, so we should never allow them to be our enemies…” Gumi had said in the video.
The cleric had earlier in an article, condemned the military action, adding that bandits have devised means of escaping air strikes by the Nigerian Air Force.
Reacting to the footage which he posted on his Twitter handle on Friday, Fani-Kayode said the Kaduna-based cleric came from one of the “circles of hell”.
He described him an “unrepentant and unapologetic lover of bandits”.
He wrote: “Listen to Sheik Ahmad Gumi, the unrepentant and unapologetic ‘lover of bandits’ and the Chief Spokesman for the foreign Fulani terrorists that come into our country from other shores and kidnap, torture and slaughter our men, women and children.
“He continues to demand that the terrorists must be paid huge ransoms and must be granted amnesty.
“My question: which of the seven circles of hell did this creature come from?”