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Boko Haram Joining Herdsmen Involved In kidnappers – Gumi

An Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, who spoke on Tuesday during a programme of the African Independent Television, Kakaaki, monitored by worldtopnewsng, said he needed the support of the Federal Government to rescue the students.

When asked if he was aware of the kidnap of the students of Greenfield University and the Federal College of Forestry, he said “As for the forestry students, we have been trying to see whether we can get some of the herdsmen’s contact so that they can release these people.

“We have also been trying our best but you know we have limitations, there are lots of obstacles on the way but the parents have been really consulting with us.”

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On the Greenfield University students, the cleric said, “The issue of the Greenfield students is a little bit more complex.

“There are two groups of bandits. We have the ordinary Fulani ethnic herdsmen and the religious elements, terrorists. That is why we have been telling the government to support us so that we can go in and bring the children out.

“The issue is getting compounded because this element is coming in; Boko Haram is coming into the scene now. They are the ones that captured Greenfield students. It is not a question of sleeping. You have to act very fast.”

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