Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has suggested the Nigerian Government to help splinter teams amongst bandits as a option to finish banditry.
Gumi, who spoke on the kidnapping of 200 Islamiyya schoolchildren within the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, stated many bandits have been prepared for a dialogue.
According to him, the federal government can use such splinter teams amongst them to battle the “ugly ones.”
He stated, “We are all the time attempting to do our greatest, however you see, you want two palms to shake. You know these individuals (bandits) want engagements from the federal government itself. If you dialogue with them with out the involvement of the federal government, it’s a downside.
“Government must be proactive with them. We have numerous them which are able to battle the dangerous ones. Use the dangerous to battle the ugly, and use the nice to battle the dangerous ones once you’re achieved with the ugly. Look at Boko Haram, who completed Shekau? Was it not the splinter group? So, it’s simple.
“All these agitations you see, if the government can do a splinter group and the splinter group is empowered, every man wants power and money, they will do your job. There are many ready to submit themselves. All the ones you see me meeting in the bush, they are all telling us, that they are ready.”