Islamic cleric , Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has slammed all those urging government to arrest him because of the meetings he holds with bandits.
Describing such people as clowns , Gumi revealed that government officials also attend the meetings with the bandits .
Speaking to Daily Post, the cleric revealed that he’ s not the first to hold dialogue with bandits.
He said , “ Even the Kaduna State governor dialogued with them, Zamfara governor dialogued with them.
“ I ’m not the first person that started out dialoguing with them ( bandits) . I simplest delivered fee, and I locate them to be spiritual ; faith is the best thing that teaches you that blood has sanctity . So that is the non secular perspective.
I ’m looking to acquire them and educate them that there may be sanctity to existence. They can not kill, rape and so on . This is the addition I desire will paintings. Note , I never visited these bandits without a government legitimate , however they may be in the heritage.
“ All the bandits we met had been with authorities officers, and this is why I stated the ones calling for my arrest are clowns. ”
He introduced that his dialogue with the bandits has commenced yielding nice effects .
“ My interplay with bandits has yielded immediate results. When you are coping with somebody engrossed in criminal activity, if you technique him as a policeman, you’ll have a trouble but if you come to him as a pastor , he’s going to confess all his sins to you .
“ So we technique them as clergy , and that they sense snug to vomit all their problems . Hence, we see how we will appease and assist them.
“ We aren’t drawing close them as an authority but from the religious perspective. You recognise every human being has that spiritual influence, and that is why we’re adopting that ,” he said .