Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, has urged the Federal Government to give bandits willing to make peace ‘blanket amnesty’ if the current security situation must be tackled.
The Islamic scholar revealed this on Friday while speaking to newsmen in Minna, Niger State capital.
“The Federal government should give them blanket amnesty, then if somebody continues, then we will deal with them,” Sheik Gumi said while giving updates on the demands of the bandits.
Recall that on Thursday, the cleric reportedly visited the camp of some bandits operating in Niger State.
He explained that some of the complaints of the bandits are that they were being killed and maimed unjustly.
Giving update on his meeting with the bandits, the cleric stated that there is a positive response from the bandits who are holding the Kagara school students and their staff captive.