Elect leaders who will negotiate with bandits - Sheikh Gumi

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In a recent sermon, Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi encouraged Nigerians to elect leaders who would negotiate with bandits rather than fight them in the upcoming 2023 elections.

Gumi referred to bandits as "our people" and argued that giving them what they wanted would lead to peace in the country.

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi

Banditry has been a problem in various northern states in Nigeria, including Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, and Taraba, where bandits have carried out kidnappings and killings and demanded ransoms worth millions of naira.

“Don’t vote for those who will fight bandits. The fighters (bandits) are our people. So please vote for those who, after attaining power, will call and negotiate with our people (bandits) so as to give them what they want for peace to reign,” he said.

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