According to report reaching oyogist.com, Kaduna-based Islamic Scholar, Ahmad Gumi has disclosed why he met armed bandits in the North.
Gumi, during a recent lecture at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, claimed he met with bandits on behalf of himself and Nigerians.
He was dismissing insinuations that he met with bandits due to political reasons, informing that he met with the bandits in the company of a former Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri.
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Gumi said: “We went into Kidanda forest to meet repentant bandits with the then-police commissioner (Umar Muri). From the South of the forest, you’ll see amulets all deserted. So one of the bandits, when he was speaking, told the police commissioner, ‘if not because of this Sheikh, you will not come here.
“What I’m trying to emphasize here is that it is dangerous to go and meet armed bandits.
“So I’m not doing it for a politician. I’m doing it for you and for me.
“And we cannot allow the politicians to mess up our country.
“So, we’re doing it for ourselves. There’s no political intonation.”