Gumi: Bandits won’t surrender until…

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Islamic Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has stated bandits will not surrender until they feel safe.

He spoke Wednesday during a virtual hosted by the Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.

Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going between in the forest and the neighbouring villages and hamlets. When the herder felt he has grievances and nobody was listening to him, he took weapons.”

“So when we went there and they saw a listening ear, they were ready to negotiate, tell us grievances, and ready to incorporate into the .

“So in such a case, see reason why we should not have a them.”

He added: “If you don’t show them they’re safe in the larger , there’s way they can leave weapon. And that’s why we asked for amnesty for them just like we had in the Delta.

’m not justifying kidnapping, what they do is crime. But kidnapping is to get more money to buy more weapons so they can protect themselves.”