The Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday, met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, who confirmed the meeting to newsmen on Sunday, said Gumi came to Abeokuta in the company of some other religious leaders in the country.
According to Akinyemi, the cleric arrived at the residence of the former president inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at about 11.00 a.m.
He added that the duo immediately went into a closed-door meeting thereafter.
Mr Akinyemi said: “Yes, it is true. He (Gumi) is currently meeting with Baba alongside other religious leaders.”
Although the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, sources said it might not be unconnected with the cleric’s effort towards finding a lasting solution to banditry in the Northwestern region of the country.