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General News of Saturday, 11 September 2021


Gumi’s visit to Igboho should be probed – Yoruba group

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The Alliance for Oke-Ogun Development (AOD) has demanded the probe of the recent visit of renowned Islamic cleric, Abubakar Ahmad Gumi to Igboho town in Oyo State.

Recall that Gumi alongside the former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, had visited the town last week, calling on Yoruba Nation agitators to shelve their agitation for secession.

Naija News reports that the town is the hometown of the embattled jailed Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

In a statement on Thursday by the National Coordinator of the AOD, Abiodun Fasasi, the group asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate the motive behind Gumi’s visit to the town.

The group also asked the secret police to investigate the person who played host to Gumi, saying that such a person is ready to sell out to terrorists.

The statement added that the cleric’s visit to Igboho town is suspicious and provocative, following his recent call for amnesty for the bandits.

According to the group, Gumi’s visit was part of moves to ‘Fulanise’ the Oke-Ogun area.

It reads: “It is more disturbing that an indigene of Oke Ogun can willingly be a host to a personality like Gumi, we want the DSS to investigate the real reason for his visit; the host must equally be investigated. The man is the one saddled with the responsibility of championing the course of amnesty for the bandits.

“The apex Sociopolitical group in Oke Ogun, Alliance For Oke Ogun Development, uses this medium to charge the Federal Government, the Oyo State Chief Security Officer, Governor Seyi Makinde, to look into this case and nip in the bud.

“We also call on our traditional rulers and the entire people of the state to be at alert against individuals that are strangers and might portend danger to our wellbeing.”