Sheik Ahmed Gumi has advised the federal government to direct the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to pay N100m ransom demanded by kidnappers of the Greeenfield University students and staff.
Gumi gave the advice on Tuesday on African Independent Television, AIT’s breakfast show, Kakaki.
The Islamic scholar stated that the rationale behind is suggestion was the fact that the money is too big and it could easily lead to the arrest of the kidnappers.
He said, “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.”