Popular Islamic Cleric Sheik Gumi has urged the Federal Government to pay the N100million ransom being demanded by the kidnappers of Greenfield University students in Kaduna state.
Gumi made the call hours after leader of the bandits Sani Idris Jalingo on Monday threatened to kill the students if a ransom of N100 million and 10 motorcycles ransom is not paid.
Reacting to the threat, Gumi who has been at the forefront of championing amnesty for the terrorists said the federal government must not take the threat by the kidnappers lightly.
According to him, Boko Haram was responsible for the kidnap and not bandits.
“The money they are asking for is too much; if I give you that money, you cannot run away with it. Nobody can run. So, why not give them the money, they release the boys and then we pursue them and get our money back and do what is necessary; it is simple logic.
“So, bring the money from the central bank. How can they move that money? We should not be stupid.
“These people are getting infiltrated; Boko Haram is getting close and they don’t respect the clergy.”