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Sheikh Gumi Asks Federal Government To Collect N100m From CBN To Pay Ransom For Abducted Greenfield University Students

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Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, has asked the Federal government to collect N100m from CBN to pay ransom for abducted Greenfield University students.

Recall that the students were abducted by the bandits on Sunday, April 18. Five of the 22 abducted students were killed while one was released on Tuesday, May 4.

It was gathered that the bandits threatened to kill the students if the ransom isn’t paid.

Speaking about this in an interview with Punch, Sheikh Gumi called on the Federal government to collect N100 million from the Central Bank to pay the bandits.

He said;

“The money they are asking for is too much; if I give you that money, you cannot run away with it. Nobody can run.

So, why not give them the money, they release the boys and then we pursue them and get our money back and do what is necessary; it is simple logic.  So, bring the money from the central bank. How can they move that money? We should not be stupid.

These people are getting infiltrated; Boko Haram is getting close and they don’t respect the clergy. I need support to get them inoculated against the infiltration of these ideologies, whether Boko Haram or Ansaru, whatever it is. We need to shield them because they are naïve.

If there is too much pressure on them, and they see help from Boko Haram, who are richer and have more weapons, it is going to consume everybody”.

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