Don’t Address Bandits As Criminals, Sheikh Gumi Warns Nigerians

Date: 25-02-2021 9:07 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has advised that bandits should not be referred to as criminals if Nigerians want them to put down their weapons.

Gumi said the bandits should be treated with nice words and made to see that they are Nigerians and also part of the society.

The cleric who has been meeting with bandits and seeking to end their activities gave the advice during an interview with Arise TV.
He said, “Even the press are criminals too because they are putting oil into fire. These people are listening to you. You don’t address them as criminals if you want them to succumb. Youths are ready to put down their weapons. Now, they hear you calling them criminals, how do you want them to cooperate?
“So, you have to show them that they are Nigerians, that they should not hurt children and that they should be law-abiding. This is the language we want to hear (from) the press in assisting us in getting the boys.

“When we talk to them with nice wordings, they are ready to put their weapons down, they are ready to listen to us. But when the language is about criminality, about kill them, jail them, then this is what we end up having.”

Gumi stated that the issue has become a nationwide problem, pointing out that a group in the Niger Delta has started agitation.


Posted: at 25-02-2021 09:07 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- KazirLucidity at 25-02-2021 09:21 PM (1 month ago)
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We know say e go reach this one. Na south dey do dem sf
Posted: at 25-02-2021 09:21 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Wazubia at 26-02-2021 03:56 AM (1 month ago)
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NONE SECURITY ORGANISATION INDIVIDUALS  THAT CARRY ASSAULT, AND KILL PEOPLE.
WHAT DO YOU CALL THEM? I GUESS MUHAMMAD HUH!!!
IDIOT SHEIKH GUMI...  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-02-2021 03:56 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DrSoba at 26-02-2021 06:57 AM (1 month ago)
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Well he might be right, they should not be called criminals because they are terrorists.
Posted: at 26-02-2021 06:57 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 24magic at 26-02-2021 03:03 PM (1 month ago)
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This man must be very high on drugs !
Posted: at 26-02-2021 03:03 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kima77same at 28-02-2021 08:01 PM (1 month ago)
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THIS MAN HAS COMPLETELY LOST HIS SENCES
Posted: at 28-02-2021 08:01 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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