Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has lashed out at popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for saying ‘bandits are going nowhere’. ayokinews.com reports
In an article written by Adesina on Thursday, titled “I like this pampering. Don’t you?”, he expressed his utmost happiness with the the Nigerian security agencies for the continuous decisive action/bombardment of the armed bandits terrorising the country.
Sheikh Gumi had earlier condemned the use of military force in tackling the armed bandits terrorist the northern part of the country saying ‘bandits are going nowhere’.
In reply Adesina said, “Before they got to this sorry pass, they had the chance to turn a new leaf. Zamfara, Katsina, and many other states offered dialogue. The governments tried to negotiate with them. But they were contumacious. Like dogs fated for destruction, they refused to hear the hunters’ whistle. They filled the land with sorrow, tears and blood, ‘dem regular trademark’ (as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would say). Now, the shoe is on the other foot.
“In the different evil forests, when the Nigerian Air Force strikes from the sky, the remnants of the evildoers not killed immediately attempt to flee. The ground troops then pick them off like flies. I say it again. One has never been prouder of our troops. They are cleaning up the country.
“Shocking and disconcerting, however, that in the middle of all these, you still hear words meant to discourage our gallant soldiers. A bandit-lover is on record as saying military offensive would not work, and that the bandits “are going nowhere.” True? False. They are going somewhere and that is hell.”