The Christian Association of Nigeria has expressed disappointment over comments made by popular Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, that Christian soldiers were the ones killing bandits and insurgents in the country.
The Christian body called Gumi to immediately withdraw the “unpatriotic and divisive utterances” credited to him in the interest of peace and unity of the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, CAN said the silence of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was an endorsement of Gumi’s statements.
“This unreasonable outburst is not only demoralizing and a plot to divide the Nigerian military into two along religious lines, it equally derogatively portrays the non-Christian soldiers as being not committed to fighting criminality.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged silence is tantamount to an endorsement of Gumi’s dangerous statement. If what Gumi reportedly said was attributed to a Christian leader, the security operatives would have invited him or declared him wanted and the Presidency would have publicly condemned that Christian leader.