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“Kill the Igbo, General Azubuike Ihejirika, and Jonathan Will be Plucked Off.” - Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

08/15/12

“Kill the Igbo, General Azubuike Ihejirika, and Jonathan Will be Plucked Off.” - Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

*“Kill the Igbo, General Azubuike Ihejirika, and Jonathan Will be Plucked Off.” - Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu

Just a few days ago, as attributed to the said outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, these statements were made in response to Boko Haram and the Nigerian military approach in response: “Take them [soldiers and police out from the Boko Haram’s ravaged areas of the north] to the barracks or rooms, and we (the north, Nigerians?) will get peace.” Furthermore, he said, “there was a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Army Staff is a non-Muslim.” Then he fumed, “We are back in the Ironsi days.” The reason these statements made in the height of bigotry and utter hate deserve any scrutiny and response is because they were made, not in any other place by this Sheik, but right on his pulpit as he delivered a sermon to Nigerian Muslims at the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna at a largely-attended Ramadan sermon on Friday evening. ( Continues below….. )

Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

Photo Above: Islamic Cleric Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

This man who obviously intends to breed more anti-Igbo/Christian/Southerners northern Muslims went on to say, “What we are saying is in the spirit of peace; they should remove these soldiers and police on the roads and nothing will happen to us in the name of Allah…If the Boko Haram (terrorists) are Muslims, they should leave us with them, and enter their barracks. Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and all others should be vacated.” Now, to men of/in his religious and ethnic class and to many other political slaves who lead their people in many Southern States in Nigeria, these statements are harmless and made “in the spirit of peace.” Well, I disagree, and I’m certain that the true Spirit of Peace equally disagrees. Let me tell you why:

1. He said that there has been a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Staff is no longer a Muslim. What he actually revealed is that their kind of peace will never be attainable in Nigeria unless a Muslim is the Chief of Staff; in other words, when a Muslims is at the helm of national security, then the Muslims are secure, but, when they are not, their security is not guaranteed and the “peace of a peace-loving people” is threatened. It will be noted that Lieutenant general Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika is the first Igbo man who has ever attained to such a position, and that, for over forty years, it has been these bigots who have ruled and claimed Nigeria as their spiritual birthright. For half a century and more that they have ruled and administered their kind of peace, war, deprivation and outright denial of justice are what they have delivered to other Nigerians (and themselves, sadly) as symbol of peace. The emergence of a non-Muslim Chief of Staff and the President from the South-South who is equally a non-Muslim did not bring about violence and all the atrocious and anti-people activities of the northern children.

2. Then he claimed that Nigeria (or, specifically, the north) is now back to the times when Ironsi was in power. It will be recalled here that this very Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, an Igbo man, was the most qualified of the army officers after the first coup (which, by the way, has been established to be anything far from being “an Igbo coup,” but the first Nigerian military response to the general chaos, mainly in opposition to the dominance privileges given the north by Britain, Nigeria’s colonial master, as terms to get northern oligarchy into a One-Nigeria for the then sole purpose of serving the British. This dominance by the north made things unworkable for the whole of the South in particular and for the new independent Nigeria in general) and, therefore, rightly assumed the post of the military head of the then Nigeria when he survived the assassination plans by the coup plotters. But just about six months into his leadership as the first Nigerian military head of State, as he moved about trying to make peace and settle every unrest and reasons for unrest, the northern oligarchy then championed a purely religious and ethnic coup in which both Aguiyi Ironsi and his host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, the then Military Governor of Western Nigeria, were ridden with bullets by Theophilus Danjuma (the vagabond who still wanders in the corridors of power in the abominable Nigeria) and his northern soldiers. His crime was that, although he was not a part of the coup plotters which saw to the death of Ahmadu Bello, the then Sarduana of Sokoto, his delay or refusal to punish those behind the coup within the six months of his assumption, brought about his death and the deaths of mostly all Igbo high-ranking military officers. And although these bigots and brutes would neither see reasons with Aguiyi Ironsi when he swiftly did all he could to, firstly, douse tension by appointing the northerners to most of the top positions, nor would they give him time to amend what was lightly fractured, they carried out pogrom and then installed a puppet, Gowon, to perfect their wickedness. By the statement of this Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, he has reawakened the spirit of the 60s and is now telling the northern children that the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan and General Ihejirika were, in every way, to destroy the Muslims and the northerners. This is the very spirit which brought about the “Araba” pogrom and the genocide. Since this very spirit was wrong then, he is still wrong today because it’s proven to be alien to peace; it’s clearly the spirit of the Antichrist – the spirit of falsehood.

3. And, finally, he demanded that the government of Nigeria should leave the northern parts of Nigeria for the terrorist Boko Haram because “they are Muslims.” In saying this, he has moved too quickly and has now blown the cover of their new “northernization policy,” a sequel to that which Ahmadu Bello brought about. He is, in clarity, saying: “These people you call terrorists are Muslims and are doing the works of peace. If the government of Nigeria loves peace, they must take the police and the army off Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and others. In other words, he is saying that he, in all he preaches, stands where Boko Haram stands, that is, that a federal government, where Muslims will be a part and where Sharia system will not take over State law, is an abomination. Furthermore, he is affirming that all northern cities should be rid of the Igbo, Christians, Southerners, the police and the army. ( Continues below….. )

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

Photo Above: President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

Having given these few lines, I’m still certain that any other able person could carry out a critical evaluation of these statements of bigotry made by a religious leader to whom many northern youths listen and still arrive at these discoveries:

1. He speaks the mind of the north

2. He intends to create a 21th-century Araba in the north

3. Just as the entire north renounced the good gestures of Aguiyi Ironsi, he has clearly told northerners to renounce both President Goodluck Jonathan and Lieutenant general Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika.

4. He has, invariably, emphatically and pointedly, through his “Ironsi days” speech, told all Muslim serving in the army to mutiny and to kill Gen. Ihejirika so as to be able to either use Goodluck Jonathan, as the puppet Gowon was used, to carry out further genocides, or kill him as well.

The question now is: against which ethnic group, against which nationality do they plot these in vain? The answer may not be as clear as what we must all do to ensure that the reign of evil is cut short. I therefore remind the President, Goodluck Jonathan, that he is not actually far from his enemies and that, a stich in time saves nine. To you, Mr. President, I say: you clearly have two choices to choose from:

1. Work towards a so-called second term, and be sure that you may not enter it in one piece.

2. Use your position as a South-Southerner and immediately kick in steps for the peaceful dissolution of this country (since we all know that it will be dissolved some day soon).

3. If you choose the first, be sure that your generations and your people will become eternal slaves in the new Nigeria (although the Igbo will not be part of it). If you choose the second, you would have created a name for yourself above the names of all who have ever ruled Nigeria; a name which will not only be synonymous with freedom, but will be the pride of your people for generations to come. And you can be sure that supports will galvanize themselves towards you and this noble action. However, as for those who plot wickedness and exult the reign of evil, I say: You will be thrown down into the valley of regrets, and the days of your wickedness are over!

The Irish man, Edmund Burke, a onetime statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party, was quoted as having said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Although many have said that he never used this quote often attributed to him, however, my interest lies in the truth of those words. How true they are! But, then, one is often moved to ask: how much of good deeds and responses can men do and give to stop the reign of evil? And in the case of Nigeria, it would be: how much of these revealed truths can the enslaved, shackled, yoked, used, frustrated, destroyed Nigerians hear, see and take to heart before they can understand that their destinies lie with them? Better still, when will Nigerians, and especially those continually used, understand that our silence, ineptitude and nonchalance approach to issues which bother on us, as a people, and on our posterity will not reduce evil, or at least, apportion it its place by law, but will multiply so much so that even we, ourselves, will eventually get ultimately consumed in our silence?

Nevertheless, we will not relent, ignore, treat with kid-glove, or change course in our responses to that spirit which has designed his destiny in the annihilation of our people. Although we have no interest in waging any war or killing people who have not done us any harm or even avenging, blood for blood, the genocide crimes carried against us by the north and Nigeria, we know that the sensitization of our people will eventually set them free from the psychology of the genocide and embolden them to defend, even defend themselves, against further acts of terror, bigotry, hatred and domination; as Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, May 15, 2001) once said, “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. While we make known to him (the antichrist who brings war and calls it “peace”) that he is a failure from inception, we also remind those who have comfortably worn this spirit of injustice, destruction, bigotry and all manner of evil that there is a time for everything: a time to sow and a time to reap; a time to be arrogantly wicked and callous, and a time to swim in the consequences of such inhume and godless arrogance towards other humans and towards all God’s creation.

Reference

Sahara Reporters (2012), “Sheik Gumi: Soldiers Are Fighting Innocent Muslims, Not Boko Haram”, Sahara Reporters, New York, http://saharareporters.com/news-page/sheik-gumi-soldiers-are-fighting-innocent-muslims-not-boko-haram (Accessed on 08/13/2012)

Ikechukwu Enyiagu can be reached at ike.enyiagu@gmail.com

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25 comments

Comment from: A.K Ahmed [Visitor]
A.K AhmedNote. From His father to son they have never been go in anyway as true cleric's of the Islamic sect. Check very well if he is not behind Boko Haram sect, financing their wrong doing.
08/15/12 @ 16:48
Comment from: Ifeanyi [Visitor]
IfeanyiDe-dem carry go. your interpretation is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth a word is enough for the wise if Mr President could read in between the line he don't need a prophet to tell him that something is wrong with this unholy and ungodly marriage call Nigeria and act now while is day for the night cometh when no man shall work.
08/15/12 @ 17:57
Comment from: Dominic odigo [Visitor]
Dominic odigoI think we do not need Jesus or Mohamed to come down to tell us now that the country called Nigeria is critically and clinically sick and as such seriously needs a surgical operation. Nigerians (Christian, Moslem, pegan, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Igarra, Ebira...)are dying in worrisom numbers daily. To the best of my knowledge i know there is no religion that support genocide. And if there is anybody that is not showing concern or worried about these killings and insurgence in the north, such person or persons should be named and called "Nigeria" because it is only in Nigeria that things..... The prescribed surgery is for Nigeria to start working towards organizing a National or sovereign National conference to work out a peaceful and workable New Nigeria. This could take a long time though. But the process must start now. Except we still want to live together in deceit we should know that the way things are going in this country, the center is gradually tilting towards loosing its grip. But it is my prayer that we continue to live together as one big black race (Amen)
08/15/12 @ 21:28
Comment from: alomo 4 real [Visitor]
alomo 4 realWe r never surprised to this comments of the stupid Father of Boko haram. It is a high time we should be allowed to go back to our route. It is never possible to wear a left side shoe to the Right side. We are never brothers, Therefore the so called Nigeria is never one.

The Stupid british that has brought the God chosen Igbo people into this mess will never see peace. Boko haram I command you in the Name of Jesus to relocate to London and perform your act there In Jesus Name.

The so called Northerners of fulani origin are the cause of our problem in oneness Nigeria. Fulanis are terrorist and a brother to Osama Bin laden we are no surprised.

We are not against the separation or division of Nigeria as that has been our motto. Any attempt by this idiots from the north to Kill Jonathan/ Ihejirika will amount the total destruction of the North. I am a true citizen of Abia and a Biafran for life.

We are ready to go for a second War with the North if anything happen to these 2 Biafrans in power.

God bless Biafrans.
08/16/12 @ 00:31
Comment from: Ibrahim [Visitor]
IbrahimSilence they say isthe best answer to fools.
08/16/12 @ 02:27
Comment from: Aminu Kankia [Visitor]
Aminu KankiaMr. ikechukwu, u have taking time to study the sermon of an Islamic scholar, his words are clearly understood and needs no more clearifications. what you have done actualy is saying your own view of what he has said not exactly what he means.

You see Mr, this kind of traslation is what will ignite someone who hasnt heard the words of the scholar. for someone who chose to speak/sermon in the open about like he did, that shows he has nothing to hide.

Boko Haram exists, they have there own teachings and principles different from what ISLAM teaches and its Principles.

If what the Boko Haram are doing is part of ISLAM, then I, and any other God fearing Muslim will join them. BUT NO!!! THEY ARE AGAINST ISLAMIC TEACHINGS AND PRINCIPLES!!!

SELF RESPECT, RELIGIOUS RESPECT, AND PRAYERS ARE AMONG WHAT EACH PEACE PERSON SHOULD WORK ON!!!
08/16/12 @ 02:54
Comment from: hananmostafa01@yahoo.fr [Visitor]
hananmostafa01@yahoo.frThis cleric should be arrested for all these provoking stupid evil sermon,the problem of the world today is Islam,just watch out what is going in all the Arab counties,war every where no peace,etc.So they want to infiltrate this country,God forbid that,the best thing is divide this country,we are tired let every body go to his/her tent and enjoy
08/16/12 @ 02:58
Comment from: Oswin [Visitor]
OswinRight now iam no longer a nigerian but a BIAFRAN i thank you for this important information if anything happened to GENERAL AZUBUIK OR PRESIDENT JONATHAN no single soul will be left alive in the north. Then they will know that IGBOS are living with anger in NIGERIA since the war ended.
08/16/12 @ 04:27
Comment from: Engr. Chuks [Visitor] Email
Engr. ChuksWell, I just want to thank the 'reporter' for the great work he did. It left for our 'President' to read the; ''hand writing on the wall''. But, above all; God's plan and purpose for Nigeria must come to pass: despite the 'anti-christ', and his agent.
08/16/12 @ 08:13
Comment from: AKWARAIKE NA BIAFRA ! [Visitor]
AKWARAIKE NA BIAFRA !ISLAM IS OF THE DEVIL AND CONCOCTED FROM THE DEEPEST PIT OF HELL.mohamed IS A SATANIC FALSE PROPHET AND MESSENGER OF EVIL SENT BY LUCIFER TO TORMENT MANKIND.

NOTHING GOOD EVER CAME OUT OF THE CULT OF DESTRUCTION RATHER THAN MAIMING,KILLINGS,BRUTALITY,SUICIDE BOMBING,OPPRESSION OF WOMEN,RAPING OF CHILDREN AND EVIL CONSPIRACY TO ENSLAVE AND SEND THE WORLD BACK TO THE DARKEST AGES.

IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ISLAM IS ZERO OF WHICH IT IS THE WORST OF ALL RELIGIONS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.muhamed MAY HIS TORMENTED SOUL CONTINUE TO BURN IN THE DEEPEST PART OF HELL IS THE MESSENGER OF THE DEVIL.MAY PEACE ELUDE HIM WHEREVER HE IS AND MAY HIS FOLLOWERS NEVER FIND PEACE ON EARTH.

mohamed,was a lunatic,possessed by jins and died of poisoning by a jewish girl !

THEY MUSLIM ARE LIKE VIRUS AND CAUSE HAVOC WHEREVER THEY FIND THEM SELVES.DARK HEARTED IDIOTS AND FAGGOTS JUST LIKE THEIR ILLITERATE PROPHET OD DOOM !
08/16/12 @ 13:36
Comment from: Laserian 'bisi Ugoh [Visitor] Email
Laserian 'bisi UgohI do not believe that it is smart for the president to unilaterally "immediately kick in steps for the peaceful dissolution of this country". What I rather suggest is that the cleric should be charged with sedition, if these statements are really linked to him. That is that standard practice in any civilized society.
08/16/12 @ 16:18
Comment from: AKIODE BIMPE [Visitor]
AKIODE BIMPEOUR DEAR COMPATRIOT BE CAREFUL WITH WORDS OUT OF OUR MOUTH AGAINST YOUR COUNTRY. GOD LOVE NIGERIA SO ONLY HIS PEACE THAT WILL REIGN NOT ANY POLICE,SOLDER OR THEIR HEAD.EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP NIGERIA ALL THESE PEOPLE EFFORT IS VAIN.PLEASE NIGERIA LETS FORGET OUR DIFFERENCES AND BECOME AS FINGERS THAT WE USE TO FOOD WITH.
08/17/12 @ 05:36
Comment from: Idam Victor Ogbonnia [Visitor]
Idam Victor OgbonniaI think in this country, everyone seem to read negative meaning some action of some people from various qaurters. I think it is better as a religious leader to be silent when you do not understand what is happening than to give and make sucidal and inflamatory comment that could lead the nation into another bloody homecide
08/17/12 @ 08:52
Comment from: Emeka [Visitor]
EmekaTerrorist, what you people planned did not work rather the Northern Muslims got back fired response from your own terrorist group (Boko Haram) with time Nigeria will divid in Jesus Name Amen, even if you don't believe you will see it come to pass. How can people be forced to leave together when we have different interest, no single Muslim man loves Nigeria, what protection do you people need because Army Chief is an Igbo man, fuck you all. President Jonathan we are behind you, when a support come from Igbo man there is an assurance.
08/17/12 @ 13:46
Comment from: Nancy [Visitor]
NancyWell when a child say that his mother will not sleep, the child also will not sleep as well. So hence the, Northerners, Muslim, ( BOKO HARAM ) says Nigeria will not have peace, what they want or plan will fall back on them.To the extension of their future generations to come... So MR PRESIDENT we are solidly behind you.. BIAFRANS FOR REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anything they want we are equal to that ....
God bless Jonathan and Azubike forward ever backward NEVER.
God bless Biafrans....
Nancyc from ENUGU STATE.....
08/18/12 @ 04:27
Comment from: Ibrahim Musa Gwammaja [Visitor] Email
Ibrahim Musa GwammajaYour interpretation is totally wrong.Sheik Gumi does not ask Northerners to rise against Jonathan or Igbo people.You displayed your ignorance and over zealousness to divide the country.We, Northerners are ready for the split of this rubbish country Nigeria.What benefit do we get from the federation?Let divide the country and constitute our own.But remember there are many Christians and Igbos who will prefer to die in the North in case the country is splitted.
08/18/12 @ 07:54
Comment from: Obasi [Visitor] Email
ObasiGoodluck know what he did by not to give chief of army to a northner other wise he would have been a dead man by now,let split this country because biafra is real.
08/18/12 @ 17:02
Comment from: Obasi [Visitor]
ObasiLight now l declear biafra.l pit those that will die for hunger
08/18/12 @ 17:08
Comment from: Alhaji Onyeike [Visitor]
Alhaji OnyeikeJust about all commoners in Nigeria would like to deamalgamate the country. Haba why is this failed Luggard's experimet still festering? The BH kids want afree Islamic North; the Igbos and their south-South cousins want Biafra, Yerobas want Oduduwa Republic. Just the illitrate millioneers such as T J Danjuma, the murderer, want to continue to torture the people in orderto hold on to his ill gotten oil bunkers. This collective stupidity of delaying the inevitable will csot many African lives if sanity does not prevail real soon.
08/19/12 @ 23:22
Comment from: thony [Visitor] Email
thonyLet the stupid Igboman stay put in the north to face his death, how many northerners are milloniers in igboland. I like ur interpretations, but as for this country do not divide it so that we can use it as a collatral when we get to Aso Rock
08/20/12 @ 06:20
Comment from: ibrahim lawal [Visitor]
ibrahim  lawalYour interpretation is totally wrong.Sheik Gumi does not ask Northerners to rise against Jonathan or Igbo people.You displayed your ignorance and over zealousness to divide the country.We, Northerners are ready for the split of this rubbish country Nigeria.What benefit do we get from the federation?Let divide the country and constitute our own.But remember there are many Christians and Igbos who will prefer to die in the North in case the country is splitted.
08/21/12 @ 05:24
Comment from: Musa Garba [Visitor]
Musa Garba@Ibrahim Lawal,
Stop wasting your time explaining to these people. It is all a big conspiracy to demonize Islam/North. I have for long been reading all the twisting of facts, outright falsehoods, created by the reporters/Southeners and ascribed to the North/Islam. The commentators are equally complicit, they know the stories they read are concocted but they happily condemn us. It is a matter of giving a dog a bad name in other to hang it. They know what they are doing, and it is to make others hate us for their own selfish ends. There is nothing wrong in reporting the Boko Haram thing as it is, but abusing or misrepresenting others falsely for selfish means shall never improve the lot of the South/Christendom. God will NEVER support falsehood over the truth in any way.
08/23/12 @ 07:29
Comment from: Ahmad eesaa [Visitor]
Ahmad eesaaDr am impressed on ur analysis.This people(cristains) also knows the problem of this country but cus he is not a Muslim they does'nt wants to bleem him.
09/01/12 @ 19:27
Comment from: Lawal Mura [Visitor]
Lawal MuraGod is merciful to Nigeria. Division of Nigeria is not a problemof Nigerians but standing for the truth.
09/03/12 @ 04:39
Comment from: kachi [Visitor]
kachiThis is amazing. President will never reach his home from Aso rock if nothing is done regarding positioning ethnics and dissolve the Wicked NAME'NIGERIA'. much has been said and heard about the Islamic extremist, Jonathan, time to act or forever remain silent.
Biafra alive and will forever be to shine in the face of the earth.
09/11/12 @ 22:33

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