Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, claimed in a video sermon lasting over 14 minutes on his official Facebook page says Christians cannot be trusted in matters of national security due to historical events.
Gumi contended that the first coup in Nigeria was orchestrated by Christian army officers, asserting that entrusting Christians and Southerners with national security is perilous. He further argued that Muslims holding key security positions are merely figureheads without actual command and control, emphasizing that an undisclosed agenda is at play.
According to him, financial and economic power is controlled by those he mentioned, intending to deceive the public and consolidate their hold on power.
He then, cautioned against blind trust, mentioning the use of security forces and military as potential tools for harming those they don’t trust. He stressed the importance of being vigilant and not being manipulated by religious affiliations in political matters.
Gumi, who delivered the sermon in Hausa was quoted saying: “The real people in charge of Command and Control, those holding the guns and shooting, are we the ones? We are not the ones; they are playing us. There is an agenda.
“There’s one Reverend or Bishop during Buhari’s tenure who was saying to me that Muslims have hijacked power. I told him, ‘Yes and I am okay,’ because I knew the Chief of Army Staff would not attempt to attack me. Even if he will not protect me, he will not collaborate with some people to attack me.
‘Our own people either in the military, police or the Department of State Services (DSS) will not be used to harm me, they will also not harm you who is talking as a Christian.
“Why am I walking with the police? You didn’t see me with police during Buhari’s government, despite my disagreement with them. It is because of this threat that we applied for police protection and they gave us. Even if the President doesn’t like me, he has to give me police protection or else he will be held responsible for my life.
“I am telling you people to be wise and don’t be fools because of God. These our Muslims politicians just want dollars to go on holidays, go for medical treatments and have forgotten the people. They are targeting us and that was what I was telling that pastor/bishop that if we Muslims are in power with Muslims as heads of security agencies, we will not kill you but if we give you Christians power with your infidels as heads of security agencies, they will plan to kill me and I have examples.