A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has blasted a popular Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi over his comments concerning bandits and banditry.

The Sheik has been urging the government to negotiate with the bandits, and to avoid the use of force.

He has also on some occasions met with the bandits in forests where they operate.

In a tweet, Fani-Kayode blasted Gumi, saying, “Sheik Ahmad Gumi is the physical manifestation and living personification of unadulterated and pure evil.

“He speaks peace but war is in his heart. Behind his seemingly gentle visage and soft words lies a hungry and insatiable wolf that thirsts for blood.

“He is the quintessential Janjaweed terrorist: a man with no morals and no scruples

“He reminds me of the Pied Piper of Hamlin that led the children away. Those who trust him do so at their own peril.