Kaduna Based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi in few minutes ago posted a copied newspaper report on his official media handle.
The newspaper revealed how Gumi and former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo secured the release of the remaining 29 kidnapped students in Kaduna State.
According to the Newspaper report as posted and presented as press statement by Abubakar Gumi, the cleric said he does not have time to reply the allegation of collecting N800,000 ransom where a woman in a viral video claimed they paid to Abubakar Gumi as part of efforts to seek the release of the kidnapped students.
The newspaper report is presented thus:
Breaking: Gumi/Obasanjo Innitiative Secures Release of All Afaka Abducted Students
By DESERT HERALD
DESERT HERALD can confirm that the innitiative of Sheikh Dr Ahmad Gumi and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has succeeded in negotiating the successful release of all the students of College of Mechanization, Mando.
The abducted students are currently in Rigasa and are on their way to the Kaduna State Police Command where a press conference is expected later on Wednesday.
Before the press release, the students will be taken to a Police clinic for medical evaluation.
The Arrival of Sheikh Gumi to the Office of Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Muri on Wednesday, waiting for the Arrival of the Students
It would be recalled that Sheikh Gumi and his team were invited to Abuja to break the Ramadan fasting penultimate week by Chief Obasanjo were robust discussions were held on how best to secure their release.
Gumi and Obasanjo were central and actively involved throughout the negotiating process that resulted to their released.
DESERT HERALD can also confirm that Kaduna State Government is not in any way involved in the latest efforts that secured their release.
The southern press have early Wednesday intensified propaganda maliciously linking Sheikh Gumi to a purported N800,000 allegedly given to bandits, an allegation Sheikh Gumi said he doesn’t have time to reply.
The Sheikh also said he will no longer grant interviews to the southern press.