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Kaduna Killings: Gumi Reveals Solution To Banditry



Sheikh Gumi

Revered Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed the only solution to banditry in Nigeria.

According to him, amnesty for bandits in order for them to lay down their arms is the only solution.

Gumi stated this while reacting to the killing of three students of Greenfield University, Kaduna by bandits who abducted them from their school.

He urged the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to negotiate with the bandits in order to end kidnapping in the state.

On Friday, April 15, Gumi was quoted saying that the incident had underscored his position that bandits were now at war with the nation.

The cleric said he was helpless in the case of Kaduna State because the state government had not shown any readiness to negotiate with the bandits.

Gumi, who is from Kaduna State, said the only way he could intervene as he did in Niger and Katsina States was for El-Rufai to reconsider his stance against negotiation with bandits.

He said: “The situation is becoming dire and I need the government’s support before I can do anything, and I think there is a great misunderstanding and poor reading of the situation on the ground. So, I’m really helpless; I don’t know what actually I can do as of now.”

Gumi described the killing of the Greenfield students as devastating, unfortunate, and uncalled for, alleging that ethnic war is going on in the country.

The cleric said: “Honestly speaking, it is very unfortunate. There is an ethnic war going on, and I have been saying it. It is a war but if we don’t want to accept that it is a war, we will continue to suffer.”

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