It is noteworthy that all efforts of the state and federal government to curb the menace of banditry and kidnapping in the country have been all to no avail.
In retrospect, the Islamic cleric stated in an interview with the Punch newspaper on Monday that he needed the federal government to engage the bandits instead of killing them, prompting a public response.
However, when asked by Reuben Abati of the Morning Show what he really wanted the government to do for the bandits, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said he wanted the government to allow him to sign them up for education. In addition, he reiterated that his call for amnesty for bandits is not to give them free money, but to allow them to receive education.
Speaking further, Ahmad Gumi mentioned three conditions given by the commander of the bandits which the government must meet for peace to reign. The conditions are; vigilante should not attack them anymore, after there is no kidnapping for three months, the government would build a hospital and school for them, and the government must release their boys in custody.
"This same commander, Dogogide that took these boys, he gave us his conditions for peace, number one, he said I will promise you, once there's vigilante, I will never agree to any peace agreement."
"Secondly, he said they agree to protect the forest, no any kidnapping for 3 months, and after three months of peace, the government should come in and build a hospital for them. They should come and build a school for them. And they should release all their prisoners and they are ready to release everybody. These are the conditions he told us" Gumi said.
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