– Lai Mohammed, the minister of information, has condemned the attacks on police formations across the country
– The minister blamed Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra for the killing of policemen
– Mohammed alleged that neither Ahmad Gumi nor any other Nigerian has openly promoted violence against security agencies
Abuja – The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has stated that Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic preacher, has not been declared wanted because there is no evidence to suggest that the cleric is inciting violence against the federal government.
Mohammed made the statement on Wednesday, June 2, when he was responding to a question from journalists in Abuja, The Cable reported.
He noted that the actions of Gumi cannot be compared to that of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Mohammed explained that the cleric’s position is different from that of Kanu, who he accused of openly calling for attacks on security operatives
The minister said:
“Who appointed Gumi middleman between government and Boko Haram? Listen, for me, unless you come and tell me this is what Gumi said that is inciting that you are comparing to Kanu…anyway what we’re discussing is different.
… “But I’m saying that you cannot compare anybody with Kanu who boldly said go and kill policemen. I think sometimes…policemen are brothers; they are our uncles; they have children.”
According to The Nation, he lamented that after security agents are killed, their wives become widows, and their children become orphans.
Mohammed argued that soldiers and policemen are working to keep the country one by making sacrifices to ensure citizens are safe.
The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, June 2, accused the microblogging site of bias on issues concerning Nigeria’s domestic affairs.
Mohammed argued that the president has the right to express his idea on the current security challenges in the country.