Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has alleged that safety operatives are working with bandits who’re wreaking havoc throughout the nation.
Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Gumi accused some safety personnel of giving armed gangs a tender touchdown.
He additionally urged farmers throughout the nation to permit Fulani herdsmen to guard their forests.
The Islamic scholar, whereas admitting that bandits are committing all types of crimes, additionally stated atrocities had been dedicated in opposition to them by numerous tribes throughout Nigeria.
Insisting on his name for amnesty for the bandits, Gumi stated they’re able to give up if the federal government will present them with a method of livelihood.
He stated, “The Niger Delta example, I think we can take an example from that. When they were vandalising pipelines, they were given the pipelines to guard.
“Now, the herdsmen are controlling a big chunk of land whereby they are preventing farmers from farming. As the Niger Delta is important to the economy, these herdsmen now are becoming important to the Nigerian economy.
“They can be our guards, they can guard the forests. They have qualities that we can tap from,” Gumi stated.
He dismissed the amnesty granted to bandits by Katsina State Governor Bello Masari, describing it as “political amnesty” with none bundle.
“When you grant a political amnesty, I mean amnesty in the front of the press and the media but in the real sense, there was no amnesty.
“Amnesty comes with a package. The package is you rehabilitate these criminals, you provide for them social amenities.
“You entice them to leave the forests by providing them with skills. But there is no project put forward.”