Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has urged safety operatives to cease killing bandits which might be ravaging villages, abducting schoolchildren and killing Nigerians.
The controversial cleric requested that they need to moderately be revered and accorded human rights.
“The bandits also have empathy as we have; they have families, children. The first step is to use psychology on them. They aired their grievances and are ready to change.
“They should be respected and should be given all the human rights everybody has,” Gumi stated Thursday at a peace convention by the Center for the Advancement of Human Dignity and Value held at Arewa House in Kaduna.
The controversial self-appointed mediator to help to find an answer to banditry, Gumi, stated Nigeria will spend much less to enlighten bandits than it’s spending on arms and ammunition, Peoples Gazette studies.
“Some are suggesting killing them. All because they are killing. For three year’s you have spent $1 billion, and now you need another $1 billion. But, I said one-third of that will enlighten them, and they will stop killing. Have you tried it? Nobody tried it,” Gumi stated.
Contrary to Gumi’s stance, Katsina Governor Aminu Masari stated he bemoans that bandits have continued with their felony actions regardless of being granted amnesty.
In a number of coordinated assaults, the criminals have kidnapped lots of throughout North-East states, forcing college closure in Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Zamfara at completely different factors.
In July, bandits bombed a Nigerian Air Force jet in Zamfara and attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna in August, killing two and abducting a Major.