Bandits are tired, want peace— Sheikh Gumi

Controversial Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Tuesday, said that bandits are tired of their actions and want peace.

Gumi, made this disclosure in a chat with DAILY POST, explaining that bandits want peace because they are tired.

When asked if bandits were tired, Gumi said: “Yes, it’s very true because bandits are saying they were pushed into banditry by circumstances.

“If they have a genuine partner, they are ready to stop it; they are tired and want peace.

“As regards their ongoing activities, you realize that even when soldiers are fighting and a ceasefire is declared, it takes a long time before they stop fighting.

“We are able to see about 80 per cent of the big ones and then some small splinter groups which we could not meet because due to circumstances as we cannot go into the bush again.

“But generally, they are ready for peace, in fact, we have gathered their representatives, discussed with them, and they said they are ready but need a genuine partner. Politics is the cause of this issue.”

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