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Bandits require land compensation, ”Enough Money” to stop killings – Sheikh Gumi

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Bandits require land compensation, ”Enough Money” to stop killings – Sheikh Gumi
Bandits require land compensation, ”Enough Money” to stop killings – Sheikh Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi on Tuesday, said bandits have refused to end hostilities because the Nigerian government has not given them land and “enough money”.

In a live stream on his Facebook page, Gumi said past attempts “to broker peace” with the bandits failed because they were not compensated “with lands or cattle or money big enough to help halt hostilities.”

Peoples Gazette reports that he added that sometimes the government would “just give them (bandits) a million or two million and get their weapons without even looking at how they survive.”

The scholar also said that only religion can be used to pacify them to embrace peace.

Gumi had once compared bandits to Niger Delta militants and asked that a federal ministry be established to address their grievances and that of killer Fulani herders.