Failure of Sharia cause of banditry in Zamfara, says Gumi

Kaduna State-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, has said that the failure of Sharia law is responsible for banditry in Zamfara State.⁣

Gumi posted on his Facebook page, yesterday, that military action would not stop the herdsmen terrorising the North West region, but the active engagement of the authorities with bandits.⁣

In the post entitled ‘Zamfara: The Flaring Of Crisis’, the cleric said that military action against criminal herdsmen would only worsen the situation.⁣

Citing the recent ‘victory’ of the Taliban in Afghanistan as a warning for those that contemplate force, he argued that conflict could be resolved by active engagement of the government with the agitator.⁣

The post reads: “Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.⁣

“Zamfara State is unique in many aspects. In the wake of 2000AD, the state ignited a wildfire of constitutional amendments that accommodated the application of Sharia law beyond personal law (that is marriages, divorce, and inheritance) to include the Islamic criminal law. It was well received by the local populace, with 11 other northern states adopting it.”⁣

He alleged that the international community with leaders that promote sodomy and lesbianism in the garb of secularism were at the forefront of fighting the Sharia law.⁣


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