Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said that the reason why bandits have caused harvoc so far is because of the ugly situations in the country.
He disclosed this in an interview with newsmen.
When asked if bandits were tired, Gumi said: “Yes, it’s very true because bandits are saying they were pushed into banditry by circumstances.
“As regards their ongoing activities, you realise that even when soldiers are fighting and a ceasefire is declared, it takes a long time before they stop fighting.
“We are able to see about 80 per cent of the big ones and then some small splinter groups which we could not meet because due to circumstances as we cannot go into the bush again.
“But generally, they are ready for peace, in fact, we have gathered their representatives, discussed with them, and they said they are ready but need a genuine partner. Politics is the cause of this issue.”Bandits have been wreaking havoc in the Northern part of the country.