Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the Fulani herdsmen involved in banditry are ready to negotiate and be incorporated into the society.
Sheikh Gumi on Wednesday said, “they are ready to negotiate, to tell us their grievances and they are ready to be incorporated into the larger society”.
The Islamic cleric made this disclosure during a virtual meeting hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.
Defending his stance on the touchy issue, Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going on between people in the forest and the neighbouring villages and hamlets.
When the herder felt he has grievances and no person turned into listening to him, he took on guns.
“So whilst we went there and they noticed a listening ear, they have been geared up to negotiate, inform us their grievances, and ready to contain into society.So in this sort of case, I see no cause why we need to no longer have a talk with them.”
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi made an look on Channels TV’s Politics Today on February 22, 2021.He introduced that “If you don’t display them they’re secure inside the larger society, there’s no manner they could go away their weapon. And that’s why we requested for amnesty for them much like we had inside the Niger Delta.
“I’m now not justifying their kidnapping, what they do is against the law. But their kidnapping is to get extra cash to shop for greater weapons with a view to guard themselves.”
The sheikh in addition said that the kingdom must begin to think about the training of the nomads.Gumi said he sees no reason why a kingdom this is serious about safety will leave a bit of society so uneducated. He argued that the united states has left the people to fingers and drugs.
He reiterated that Fulani herdsmen worried in banditry are sufferers of condition, adding that the bandits must be granted amnesty.