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Sheikh Gumi Volunteers To Join Any Bandit’s Negotiation Team

Posted by Samuel on Sun 09th Jul, 2023 - tori.ng

Gumi explained that he does not necessarily have to lead the negotiations but would gladly be part of any government-approved group that would be saddled with the responsibility to do so.

 Sheikh Ahmad Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Nigerian Islamic Scholar, on Saturday, said he is volunteering to join any team raised to negotiate with bandits, to bring a lasting solution to incessant bandit’s attack in the country.

Sheikh Gumi spoke in an interview with Trust TV, on Saturday and expressed his readiness to join in the negotiation process if President Bola Tinubu requests his service to do so.

Gumi explained that he does not necessarily have to lead the negotiations but would gladly be part of any government-approved group that would be saddled with the responsibility to do so

He emphasized the need for a holistic approach that involves scholars, emirs, and professors working together to bring peace back to affected areas.

“I don’t have to lead it but I would volunteer myself to be part of it. It’s not about leadership; it’s about a holistic package that addresses the issue.

“We need the involvement of emirs, scholars, and university professors who have conducted extensive research on these matters. Let’s all sit down together so that we can achieve peace and enable people to return to their farms,” Sheikh Gumi said

DAILYPOST recalls that the former Zamfara governor, Senator Sani Yarima called for negotiations with bandits, as it was done with Niger Delta militants.

Gumi who welcomed the calls noted that the lack of synergy among security agencies has hindered the fight against insecurity in the country.



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