In style Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has declared that bandits are peaceable folks.
Gumi stated bandits are victims of circumstances.
Talking on Channels Tv’s Politics In the present day, the Islamic trainer, nonetheless, condemned the act of criminality by bandits.
He confused that bandits had been compelled into criminality.
In accordance Gumi: “After I listened to them, I came upon that it’s a easy case of criminality which changed into banditry, which changed into ethnic battle, and a few genocide too behind the scene; folks don’t know.
“There is no such thing as a excuse for any crime; nothing can justify crime, and they’re committing crime.
“I feel it’s a inhabitants that’s pushed by circumstances into criminality.
“And that is what we should always take a look at, let’s take away the stress, let’s take away the issues that made them into criminals as a result of we’ve got lived 1000’s of years with none issues with the nomadic herdsmen. They’re peaceable folks. However one thing occurred that led them to this.”
Bandits have been on the rampage in states like Niger, Katsina and a few elements of the North.
In Niger State, bandits had kidnapped college students and workers of Authorities Science Faculty, GSC, in Kagara.
About 41 individuals, most of whom are college students and workers of the varsity had been kidnapped.
Following their renewed onslaught within the North, Gumi had met with a number of the bandits, a state of affairs that led to claims of him negotiating with them.
He, nonetheless, denied negotiating the discharge of these kidnapped.
The Islamic scholar had additionally advocated for amnesty for bandits.