Train attack: What FG should do to secure release of abducted passengers – Gumi
Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has weighed in on the the Abuja-Kaduna train tragedy.
Recall that daredevil terrorists attacked the train en route Kaduna from Abuja on March 28, killed some passengers and abducted many.
However, Gumi has admonished the federal government to pay ransom to the terrorists holding the 62 abducted passengers.
He issued the admonition during the special prayers organised for the victims by the Jama’iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA), on Thursday in Kaduna.
Gumi said, “Just imagine now, people are paying up to N25 billion to buy forms instead of using the money to pay ransom for poor Nigerians who cannot pay. Whatever they want, give it to them, so that they release these people and when they release them then, you have the liberty.
“You have the opportunity to deal with them the way they deserve because when they have captives, you have to tread with caution so that their captives will not be injured.”
In his speech, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Reverend Joseph Hayab, challenged leaders to do the right thing and ensure the safe return of the victims.
The President of JMA, Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa, said the association decided to organise special prayers to pray for the safe return of the victims, and the country in general.
The prayer session was attended by Muslim and Christian leaders.