Controversial Islamic Scholar, Ahmad Gumi on Monday described the kidnapping of college kids by bandits as lesser evil.
Gumi stated kidnapping faculty college students was a lesser evil when in comparison with the ransacking of cities and killing of its residents.
He made the comment whereas that includes on BBC Pidgin.
The cleric additionally said that his conferences was yielding optimistic outcomes as bandits at the moment are cautious about human lives.
In accordance with Gumi: “Kidnapping kids from faculty is a lesser evil as a result of ultimately, you’ll be able to negotiate and now bandits are very cautious about human lives.
“Earlier than, the mission of bandits was to enter a city, ransack it and kill individuals. By this, I can say our preaching is working and hopefully, we’re coming to an finish of banditry in Zamfara and different states.
“Bandits are extra cautious about lives now and simply wish to do sensational assaults which might carry consideration to themselves.”
Recently, the actions of banditry has been on the rise within the Northern a part of Nigeria.
Recall that Gumi had appealed to the federal authorities to grant amnesty to bandits. https://dailypost.ng/2021/02/05/negotiate-with-unrepentant-fulani-bandits-grant-amnesty-to-them-sheikh-gumi-tells-buhari/
The Islamic Scholar had stated amnesty to bandits would assist relax the tensed insecurity scenario within the North.
Buhari has, nevertheless, vowed to not grant amnesty to bandits.
Buhari replies Gumi, says no amnesty for bandits, criminals