Group Accuse Gumi of Planning Relocation of Fleeing Fulani to Igboho
A Socio-political group, Oke Ogun Development Association in the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, has alleged that Sheik Ahmad Gumi’s recent visit to Igboho, in Oorelope local government of Oyo State, was an attempt to relocate fleeing terrorists that are being smoked out of Northern Nigeria to Oke-Ogun.
The National Coordinator of group, Otunba Abiodun Fasasi, in a statement made available to Journalists on Thursday said Gumi’s visit was a clandestine move by Gumi and others with what he called ‘Fulanization Agenda’ to make Oke-Ogun area another hotbed of crisis between the dwellers and the marauding Fulani herders.
The body related its allegation to a recent video of the Islamic Scholar in which he is seen with Prof. Usman Yusuff, a Professor of Hematology-oncology on a visit to Igboho, with the claim that the visit was for the continued unity of Nigeria.
The organization hinted that the recent victory of the Nigerian Army over terrorists in the Northeast and other parts of the Northern Nigeria necessitated the visit of Gumi, Prof. Usman and others to Oke-Ogun area and called on the traditional rulers in the region to be wary of insiders who are ready to sell out to terrorists.
The group also called on the Federal government, especially the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) to invite Sheik Gumi and begin immediate enquiries into the real reasons for their visitation to Oke-Ogun area.
The body condemned Prof. Usman Yusuff for saying that Igboho community was made popular by what he called a detainee in Benin Republic, referring to Sunday Adeyemo (A.K.A Igboho), as they claimed that Igboho town was more developed and popular for good things than the communities Sheik Gumi and Prof. Usman came from.
A video went viral recently where Sheik Ahmad Gumi was seen with Prof. Usman Yusuff at Igboho with the message for Nigerian unity, as they proclaimed in the video that they observed Fulani people and natives doing their businesses in peace while cows were grazing in their courtyards.