By Ononye VC

Controversial Islamic Cleric and bandits negotiator, Shiekh Ahmad Gumi has called on the Nigerian populace to ignore people agitating for the break-up of Nigeria.

In a recent interview with BBC Pidgin,Gumi described the agitators for Biafra, Oduduwa republic and Arewa as ‘Useless Youths’, adding that they were the same as ‘Boko Haram’.

Responding to a question on agitations for the division of Nigeria, Gumi said: “Who is coming to divide us? Let me give example, General Murtala Mohammed, the man from Kano, the head of state that was assassinated by Dimka, his wife is a Yoruba woman. So where do you want his children to go? if the nation is divided?”

“Are they going to be with the Yorubas or are they going to be with hausas in the north?

“Look, let’s forget these Useless youth. These people agitating for Oduduwa and Biafra or Arewa or this Boko Haram, they are the same group of people.

“Majority of Nigerians want to stay in Nigeria, if they are in doubt, let’s make a referendum.

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