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Stop Inciting Violence – Afenifere Fires Sheikh Gumi For Visiting Igboho

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The apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi for visiting Igboho town.

Tracknews Online had reported that Gumi alongside the former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, had visited the town last week, calling on Yoruba Nation agitators to shelve their agitation for secession.

The town is the adopted home of the embattled jailed Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Reacting in a statement by its spokesperson, Jare Ajayi, Afenifere warned Sheikh Gumi to stop Inciting violence.

While describing Gumi’s visit to Igboho as an absurdity taken too far, the group accused the Islamic cleric of mocking the people of the area.

Afenifere said: “But the circumstance of their visit to Igboho and what they said while in the town are not only provocative and inciting but also a way of mocking the people of the area and the person of Sunday Adeyemo.

“While in Igboho, Gumi showed some cows grazing near a school compound in the area and said that it showed that anybody should be free to graze anywhere without being molested.

“We take serious exception to Gumi or anyone else from outside Yorubaland to come and declare the area as belonging to any particular religion.”

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