Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has been chastised by Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, for requesting the government to cease executing bandits.
Gumi had advised the authorities against executing bandits in an interview on Monday, arguing that the criminals were also victims.
Gumi further stated that unless the government negotiates with the bandits, no school in the North West is safe.
In response, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, labeled the Islamic scholar as a cruel advocate of kidnappers, as well as a dark and nasty person.
“Just listen to this heartless defender of child-abductors and cold-blooded killers. He is a dark and wicked soul, a callous Philistine and an unrepentant barbarian.
“Every bloodthirsty terrorist and Janjaweed bandit should be brought to justice, exterminated and sent to hell.
“Those that speak for them, defend them and attempt to rationalise or justify their barbaric actions like this unconscionable and evil creature deserve worse. Hell-fire awaits you,” he tweeted.