Controversial Islamic Cleric, Shiekh Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, popularly known as Shiekh Gumi, is accusing the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) of sponsoring terrorism in Northern Nigeria. Gumi wrote on his wall on Facebook that:
“WHO IS BEHIND THESE MASSACRES?
The fact that many educated youth will throng into squares for immigration interviews looking for any available job -we all know quite well government salary is nothing to go home about- shows the level of want and economic hardship the nation is going through. You can die just looking for a job! If educated youth can not get a job, businesses are collapsing and closing, those that have no access to any governmental amenities – electricity, tap water, hospitals , fertilisers, etc are more apt to be poorer. So who is that rich enough to sponsor ‘gunmen’ or ‘herdsmen’ or BH to be rampaging the innocent villages both Muslims and Christians in the north? Men over hundred riding motorcycles carrying AK47s ravaging communities with impunity. I know only one terrorist organisation that is rich enough to sponsor mercenaries to do this dirty work. The M.E.N.D.
1. They have the venom of hatred for all nigerians especially the north.
2. Their so called ‘ex members’ are enjoying government patronage making millions ‘guarding’ oil pipelines.
3. They have declared GEJ must continue over hell will loose on nigerians.
4. Theirs misguided provocative statements are met with state silence or even protection. I never heard Abati rebutting Asari. Birds of the same feathers?
Only a dumb person will be then looking for the financial source of these mayhems.
Allah saves us all!”
Mujahid Asari Dokubo responded by calling Shiekh Gumi a liar and a hypocrite.