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Stop Tagging Soldiers As Muslims, Christians – Shehu Sani Fires Gumi

The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has called on Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, to stop referring to soldiers as Muslims or Christians.

Sani in a post on Twitter noted that the statement of the Islamic cleric would lead to the sowing of religious seeds in the minds of the troop.

Naija News had earlier reported that Gumi accused non-Muslim soldiers of launching attacks on villages and communities leading bandits to seek vengeance.

Gumi said, “What I want you people to understand is, soldiers that are involved in most of the criminalities are not Muslims. You know, soldiers have Muslims and none-Muslims. The non-Muslims are the ones causing confusion just to ignite crisis.”

The former lawmaker condemned the Islamic cleric for referencing soldiers with their faith.

“Referencing our soldiers as Muslims or Christians is a condemnable act. It’s divisive & toxic. The security challenges in our country demand a united action and national solidarity. Sowing the seeds of religiosity in the minds of our troops on the frontline is noxious & dangerous,” Sani tweeted.

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