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|Another Nigerian Terorist Arrested in Saudi Arabia? by Sunnybobo3(m): 1:18am On Mar 02, 2010|
Sheikh Gummi held in Saudi Arabia
WRITTEN BY HABEEB I. PINDIGA & AISHA UMAR AGAIE
SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2010 23:39
Sheikh Ahmad Gummi
Controversial Islamic preacher Dr. Ahmad Gummi is being held by the Saudi Arabian secret police over unspecified accusations, the Nigerian mission in Riyadh and family sources in Abuja confirmed to Daily Trust yesterday.
Dr. Ahmad, scion of the famous scholar the late Sheikh Abubakar Mahmud Gummi, was arrested five days ago at his home in Makkah, the Nigerian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Abdullahi Garba Aminci said.
“It is true he is being held, but we do not have information as to why they (the police) invited him,” Aminci told Daily Trust by telephone.
Gummi’s younger brother Abdulqadir Abubakar also told Daily Trust that the family was still trying to get information as to why the Sheikh was being held. “We have no idea why they are holding him,” Abubakar said.
Aminci said Dr. Ahmad’s family reported to the mission that security men in plain cloth came to their home in Makkah and asked Gummi to go with them. They took away cassettes, books and computer, but did not say why they were picking him up.
Aminci said on learning about the ‘invitation’ he instructed the consul-general in Jeddah to find out what was happening. He said officials of the consulate contacted the authorities of the Saudi secret police, who admitted they were holding Gummi and said they would give the embassy a report. The embassy was still waiting for the report as at yesterday, he added.
Aminci said Ahmad’s “invitation” by the police may be connected to the scholar’s “religious activities”, given that they took away religious books, records of preaching and a computer.
Gummi had recently travelled to Malaysia, he said. Two Nigerian students in Malaysia were arrested last month on suspicion of belonging to terrorist groups.
A spokesman for the Saudi embassy in Abuja said he could not comment on the matter yesterday because it was a work-free day. He asked our reporter to contact him again today.
Gummi, a trained medical doctor and a retired Major in the Nigerian Army, returned to Nigeria from his Saudi base about ten years ago and began the annual Ramadan preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna, in succession to the late Sheikh Lawal Abubakar. Sheikh Lawal himself had taken up at the Ramadan sermons after the demise of Dr. Ahmad’s father, Sheikh Abubakar Gummi in 1991. His sermons soon became very controversial for the attacks on the Dariqa and Shiite sects. Although he resides in Saudi Arabia, he returns to Nigeria just before the Ramadan fast every year to conduct the sermons.
|Re: Another Nigerian Terorist Arrested in Saudi Arabia? by kayc33(m): 1:23am On Mar 02, 2010|
|Re: Another Nigerian Terorist Arrested in Saudi Arabia? by riversman: 5:53am On Mar 02, 2010|
jail him abeg!!!!!
|Re: Another Nigerian Terorist Arrested in Saudi Arabia? by master2(m): 6:48am On Mar 02, 2010|
I'm not suprise because d late abubakar gumi was a radical preacher how was instigating young muslims 2 hate christain this lead 2 d first religious riot of 1987 in kaduna. He also campaign 4 9ja 2 join d OIC. He wanted to islamilize nigeria if there is a word like dt. After is death his son took over and 2day when his giving his sermon come and see how this fanatics worship and reverence him.
|Re: Another Nigerian Terorist Arrested in Saudi Arabia? by franckoliz(m): 7:06am On Mar 02, 2010|
Nigeria is a great Nation.
Come rain come shine, no 1 person can change dat fact.
Despite the ills of some ill conceived traitors, we still stand as 1 God loving nation, but dat is apart from those
Crisis here and there.
But we go still make am
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