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Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by oshozondii: 7:11pm On May 06
https://www.nairaland.com/6540419/n15m-ransom-one-bandit-released#101426874

Popular Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has assured the remaining 16 of the kidnapped Greenfield varsity students would be released soon.

He said negotiations were ongoing with the bandits who seized them since they issued a threat to kill the abductees if ransom of N100 million was not paid.

He spoke in Kaduna with newsmen shortly after receiving parents of freed students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka who paid him a ‘thank you visit’ on his roles in securing release of their children.

While confirming the bandits did not carry out their threat to kill the students because of the ongoing talks with them, Gumi said they have reduced their initial demand of N100 million.

According to him: “Talk is ongoing with Greenfield University students’ abductors. You know they threatened to kill all of them (students) after a particular deadline but after talking to them, they are now lowering their bar.

“So, we are thankful they have stopped killing. And we are still negotiating with them. I hope this Afaka case will also encourage them to know that there is hope in negotiation and release the children.”


Speaking on his role in the release of the 27 Afaka students, Gumi said: “The role myself and former President Olusegun Obasanjo played in the release of the 27 Afaka students is the role of mediators because the fight is not between us and them but between the bandits and the government.

“What we understand is that these people were trying to attack the government by attacking the government institutions and take innocent children.

“Having understood that, we came to the conclusion that, this is not a hopeless situation. We can really go in and negotiate for the release of these children which we did after so much ups and downs.

“But in the long run, a conclusion was reached and these children are out. So, we are happy that, all of them are out and none was killed.”

When asked about the reported swap of a bandit for the students, Sheikh Gumi said: “I cannot confirm that but I can quote the Governor of Kaduna when the children of Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

“He said it is the duty of the government to use whatever means possible to save the lives of Chibok girls. This is a general rule that life is more precious. Now, I am happy that, 27 lives have been saved.”

The Afaka parents were led by their chairman and spokesman, Usman Abdullahi and Friday Sanni.

They thanked the Islamic cleric and begged him to help convey their appreciation to former President Obasanjo who worked alongside the cleric to bring back their children from captivity.

https://thenationonlineng.net/greenfield-varsity-students-will-be-released-soon-gumi/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by inoki247: 7:12pm On May 06
From the honourable spokesman and Middleman....

The only lucrative business now is to become a Bandit.

You can also apply as middleman you help in negotiating...

This are the only People enjoying Nigeria right nd cashing out left and right and enjoying the Economy....

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Olatunji1929: 7:28pm On May 06
Hmmmmm minister!!!!!!!
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by SmartProf(m): 7:29pm On May 06
Olatunji1929:
Hmmmmm minister!!!!!!!
Coordinating minister of terrorism. The man is very efficient in the role. He may even be the role model of those bandits.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by PrinceOfLagos: 7:31pm On May 06
Terrorists spokesperson

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Vulcanheph(m): 7:34pm On May 06
The bandits spokesperson has spoken.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by ProfDave123: 7:36pm On May 06
Kai! This country has gone to the Hades.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Racoon(m): 7:37pm On May 06
Of course, the PRO of bandits/terrorists affairs will definitively know.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by slawormiir: 8:18pm On May 06
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright

Pussy asss gumi abi na chew gum

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by GIANTPLUSHUB: 8:18pm On May 06
Okay
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by INTEGRITYA1(m): 8:18pm On May 06
Elder Stateman Obasanjo is playing his own fatherly roles, Government need to put quality measures in place to address all these menace. We are tired of insecurities here and there.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Born2winnx: 8:18pm On May 06
Better style.....yeye terrorist
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by westfield: 8:18pm On May 06
Ok
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Goldenheart(m): 8:19pm On May 06
cry
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Hedone(f): 8:19pm On May 06
It's good that at least,they are back

Hope the other students will also be released
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by ipobarethieves: 8:19pm On May 06
sad
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by kambili999(f): 8:19pm On May 06
Ok
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by TimmyTen(m): 8:20pm On May 06
Kai! This country has been thrown to the dogs

What nonsense
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Prinnce1: 8:20pm On May 06
You see this bandit thing we dey use play monkey post with, very soon it will enter Olympic stadium with many officials and spectators.

The confidence Gumi has is worrisome, a question was asked and all the cunning man could answer was to make reference to chibok saga.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by doubleE70(m): 8:20pm On May 06
angry lies lies lies lies lies all lies
angry
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Jesuschristus: 8:20pm On May 06
Gumi and obasanjo should be arrested ,its actually better they kill all of them,abi.. No mata the mistakes of Gumi he has helped where d gov failed

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by oluwaseunamos33(m): 8:20pm On May 06
We all know they are your guys
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by wd2454418: 8:21pm On May 06
Seems the clown in Aso rock has deal with the bandit to disrupt the peace of the country if he didn't win. He won and neglected them, so the bandits are on rampage to get the shear of the deal by kidnapping for ransom and making government pay all their dues.

Buhari is a monumental failure. The damages he caused and still causing can't be repair in 10years.

The only solution to this calamity president is revolution for all polithiefcian , this country is gone......

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Nobody: 8:22pm On May 06
Eventually, we have to stop negotiating with kidnappers, and start fighting against them

Enough is enough
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by dododawa1: 8:23pm On May 06
Obj involved in this NATION again
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Paragon311(m): 8:23pm On May 06
Terrorism is a better profession now in Nigeria

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Flexherbal(m): 8:23pm On May 06
He said negotiations were ongoing with the bandits who seized them since they issued a threat to kill the abductees if ransom of N100 million was not paid.

Insecurity matter for this country don tire me.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by princepee: 8:24pm On May 06
After releasing them there will now go to another school to kidnap.
And another negotiation ....
And the circle continue.
When government is ready to stop this kidnapping business we will know.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by cucumbar: 8:25pm On May 06
This man too talk.
It’s obvious he’s passionate about his job as chief negotiator.
Bloody terrorist.

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Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by papermill: 8:25pm On May 06
The make him the negotiation minister. You dialogue with terrorist and swap terrorist for victims..but why can’t you dialog with Ipob and meet with their demands? Please release Evans for us .. I never killed anybody and he did lesser crimes than those terrorist in the North ravaging your territory.

Just because he is an Igbo and he is meant to die but you gave terrorist amnesty and reintegrated them into Nigerian Army for your dirty job.
Re: Gumi: The Role Obasanjo & I Played In The Release Of 27 Afaka Students by Kay25(m): 8:25pm On May 06
cashapp for bandits

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