Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Monday, said bandits were pushed by circumstances and only killed for “revenge”.
He said the bandits have only killed a “few” people accidentally.
The cleric spoke while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
Of late, Sheikh Gumi has been seen in photos holding talks with notorious bandits in the forests of Zamfara, Niger and other states. He had also advocated blanket amnesty for the bandits like was done for the militants in the Niger Delta region.
He said, “I choose to call them (bandits) militants because they are fighting an...readmore