Sheikh Gumi, a renowned Islamic scholar, has said for insecurity to be tackled in Nigeria, the Federal government needs to consider giving bandits willing to make peace ‘blanket amnesty’.
Sheik Gumi made this statement today today February 19 while addressing newsmen in Niger state after his meeting with the bandits who kidnapped 27 students in the Government Science College Kagara.
“The Federal government should give them blanket amnesty, then if somebody continue, then we will deal with them,” Sheik Gumi said while giving updates on the demands of the bandits.
He stated that some of the complaints of the bandits are that they were being killed and unjustly maimed.
“The outcome is very positive. We have many factions and each faction is saying I have complaints and grievances, we are persecuted, we are arrested, we are lynched” the cleric said