Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Monday, disclosed the rationale Nigerians are witnessing an increase within the actions of bandits.
Gumi stated most bandits have been in a rush to earn more money earlier than safety brokers shut in on them.
Talking completely with DAILY POST, the Islamic cleric stated the frenzy was accountable for the rise in abduction and calls for for ransom.
Stressing that almost all bandits have laid down their arms, Gumi disclosed that only a few fragments are finishing up assaults.
In accordance with Gumi: “What is going on is like once you spray an insecticide in a room infested by mosquitoes, there could be an preliminary response, which is what is going on. There may be an uncoordinated stress from each side on bandits; perhaps that’s the reason it’s now producing the outcomes we see.
“However what I feel is going on is that no person spoke to them to attract consideration to their downside, so they’re terribly divided.
“A lot of the bandits we spoke with have put down their arms and are able to resume negotiation. However, there are some few others who’re saying ‘we’ll overtake them so within the meantime, we’ll take advantage of achieve of the system’ that’s the reason they’re a lot in a rush that they now kill their victims, they now need cost of ransom accomplished faster than once they had sufficient time and the forest to themselves.”
Gumi additionally blamed the problem of banditry on earlier governments, together with the present administration.
He insisted that the lengthy marginalization and neglect of herdsmen was accountable for the surge in banditry.
“The lengthy strategy of neglect by earlier administrations of herdsmen, full neglect, marginalization, and no person exhibiting concern about their plight has led to what we’ve got now, so in that case, I blame all of the earlier governments.
“This authorities ought to sort out this problem the fitting means; they’re attempting to sort out the issue the incorrect means, thereby making the matter worse,” he added.