Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a famend Islamic cleric, has in contrast bandits (armed herdsmen) to Boko Haram insurgents.
Gumi defined that bandits are residents that acknowledge the federal government, whereas Boko Haram are internationally linked.
The cleric disclosed this on a Channels Tv Programme, Politics Right now whereas clarifying that the armed herdsmen will not be Boko Haram terrorists.
Gumi stated: “I can say categorically that they’re not Boko Haram, however we’ve to be very cautious.
“The Boko Haram we all know are internationally linked, however up to now, they’re not Boko Haram; they’ve some components of Boko Haram, and so they introduced it to the federal government.
“They’re residents, they acknowledge the federal government, and they’re pleased now that Boko Haram isn’t concerned of their trigger. We should always are available in now and provides them the complete teachings of Islam.”
Recall that Gumi had met with bandits who kidnapped college students and a few members of workers of Authorities Science School, Kagara in Niger State final week.
He instructed Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State that the calls for of the bandits are easy and resolvable.
Bandits have been on the rampage in states like Niger, Katsina and a few Northern a part of Nigeria lately.