Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic scholar, has said he does not negotiate for bandits.
Gumi disclosed this during a meeting with former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, yesterday.
Sani had visited Gumi to plead with him to help negotiate the release of the 39 College students and eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were kidnapped at the weekend.
However, Gumi said: “As for the College college students, we’ve got accomplished all we are able to do. In reality, I had a meeting with dad and mom of the kidnapped students sequel to their meeting with Government.
“I showed them what the hassle is and they went to go to authorities and lower back.
“I am no longer a negotiator for bandits, we constantly ensured that government officers had been found in our preceding discussions with bandits within the forests, earlier than the Federal Government’s shoot at sight order.”
Bandits had some weeks ago kidnapped a few students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna.
Also, unknown gunmen had over the weekend abducted a few members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, within the kingdom.
The kidnappers also demanded N50 million as ransom for his or her release.