Distinguished Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi has described these calling for his arrest over his conferences and plea for dialogue with bandits, as clowns.
In an interview with Day by day Put up, the cleric who famous that he’s not the primary to carry dialogue with bandits, added that authorities officers additionally attend his conferences with the bandits.
“Even the Kaduna State governor dialogued with them, Zamfara governor dialogued with them.
“I’m not the primary individual that began dialoguing with them (bandits). I solely added worth, and I discover them to be spiritual; faith is the one factor that teaches you that blood has sanctity. So that is the spiritual angle.
I’m attempting to collect them and train them that there’s sanctity to life. They can not kill, rape and so forth. That is the addition I hope will work. Observe, I by no means visited these bandits with out a authorities official, however they’re within the background.
“All of the bandits we met had been with authorities officers, and that’s the reason I mentioned these calling for my arrest are clowns.”
Sheikh Gumi additionally revealed that his conferences with bandits have began yielding constructive outcomes. He added that they don’t seem to be approaching bandits as an authority however from the religious angle.
“My interplay with bandits has yielded instantaneous outcomes. When you find yourself coping with someone engrossed in criminality, in the event you method him as a policeman, you’ll have an issue however in the event you come to him as a pastor, he’ll confess all his sins to you.
“So we method them as clergy, and so they really feel snug to vomit all their issues. Therefore, we see how we are able to appease and assist them.
“We’re not approaching them as an authority however from the religious angle. You understand each human being has that religious affect, and that’s the reason we’re adopting that.”