Bandits have specifically told me what they want - Gumi finally reveals deep secrets

Bandits have specifically told me what they want - Gumi finally reveals deep secrets

- If bandits are forgiven and embraced, they will drop their arms and end all attacks

- This was the strong opinion of Sheik Abubakar Ahmad Gumi on Thursday, March 4

- Gumi said the bandits deserve the same acceptance and forgiveness that were given to those who plotted the civil war

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Sheik Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, a famous Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, has said that the only way the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari can overcome banditry is to forgive the bandits.

According to Gumi, all that the bandits want is to be free after they surrender their arms and repent, Daily Trust reports.

He said the bandits have specifically told him that they do not want to be chased by legal actions after given amnesty.

Bandits have specifically told me what they want - Gumi finally reveals deep secrets
Gumi said the bandits told him that they don't want to be pursued with legal actions after surrendering their arms (Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
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Gumi disclosed:

"...they told us specifically that they are ready to drop their arms and they don’t want to be pursued with legal actions after they repented."

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The scholar said he sees no reason why the bandits will not be granted amnesty when those who instigated the Nigeria-Biafra civil war and many coups were forgiven.

The well-read cleric insisted that Nigeria lost millions of its citizens in the last civil war and yet went ahead to accept the repentance of those who started it in the first place; he wondered why the same treatment could not be given to bandits.

He added that the only way out of this menace is for Nigerians to accept and embrace each other.

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His words:

“If the country could pardon coup plotters who committed treasonable offences in the era of military administration, the bandits can as well enjoy similar forgiveness even better under democratic rule.
“Since that is the bottle-neck and it is only the federal government that can give them that leverage. And strangely we found out that they are victims too. They were victims of profiling."

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Meanwhile, Gumi had promised to visit Kagara, the Niger community, where students of the Government Science College, Kagara, were abducted.

The foremost Islamic scholar made the disclosure after visiting the governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.

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