Sheikh Gumi leads medical team to Kogi forest to treat Fulani herders

NIGERIA’S controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on Tuesday, November 23 led a team of Islamic preachers and medical personnel to Rugan Ardo Zubairu Okebukun at Ayangban grazing reserve, a Fulani settlement in Yagba local government area of Kogi state to offer free medical services to them. 

Nigerian Tribune newspaper reports that Nasir Ayuba, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, urged Fulanis in the settlement to embrace Western education as well as Islamic education. 

Sheikh Gumi has been helping Fulani communities across the country.
He also advised them to eschew violence and to shun banditry, adding that the team was in their settlement to treat Fulanis who were in need of medical attention.

Welcoming the team, Ardo Zubairu appreciated Sheikh Gumi and his team for coming to the aid of the Fulanis. 

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He thanked Gumi and his team and urged them to build schools as the settlement does not have one.

Also speaking, Mamu Tukur, Dan Iya of Fika, stressed that the importance of such visit to the community is to preach for peace and unity as part of efforts to tackle the insecurity confronting the country. 

He said:

“The Fulani have suffered neglect for many decades. They have nothing to show and they have no means of livelihood order than grazing animals.”

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