The Islamic cleric calls for a complete overhaul of the security system.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has stated that Bandits wouldn’t have been a successful enterprise if security operatives were not involved. He alleged that “a lot of bad elements” in the country’s security forces are in collusion with the bandits.
Gumi made this assertion when he had a chat with Arise TV news crew on Wednesday. He called it “a business”, claiming the cooperation is the reason the bandits have been able to access the trove of assorted weapons that they own.
He added that an overhaul of the country’s security architecture is a significant step in ending banditry.
“These bandits, if you don’t know, are cooperating with a lot of bad elements in our security system. This is a business. So many people are involved, you’ll be so surprised,” the cleric said.
“They were caught in Zamfara; they were caught everywhere, how do these big weapons cross our borders? How can these big weapons cross our borders and get into the forest without the cooperation of some bad element of the security operatives assisting them? It’s not possible. If I give you the same amount of guns can you take it to the UK? You can’t, because the security is alert.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.