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|Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by VEXT: 8:33am On Feb 23|
Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has declared that bandits are peaceful people.
Gumi said bandits are victims of circumstances.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the Islamic teacher, however, condemned the act of criminality by bandits.
He stressed that bandits were forced into criminality.
According Gumi: “When I listened to them, I found out that it is a simple case of criminality which turned into banditry, which turned into ethnic war, and some genocide too behind the scene; people don’t know.
“There is no excuse for any crime; nothing can justify crime, and they are committing crime.
“I think it is a population that is pushed by circumstances into criminality.
“And this is what we should look at, let’s remove the pressure, let’s remove the things that made them into criminals because we have lived thousands of years without any problems with the nomadic herdsmen. They are peaceful people. But something happened that led them to this.”
Bandits have been on the rampage in states like Niger, Katsina and some parts of the North.
In Niger State, bandits had abducted students and staff of Government Science College, GSC, in Kagara.
About 41 persons, most of whom are students and staff of the school were abducted.
Following their renewed onslaught in the North, Gumi had met with some of the bandits, a situation that led to claims of him negotiating with them.
He, however, denied negotiating the release of those abducted.
The Islamic scholar had also advocated for amnesty for bandits.
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by malcom1X: 8:34am On Feb 23|
If there was law and order, these bandits would have been looking for other meaningful things to do because they would have realized that crime doesn't pay.
But it seems crime pays, and when crime pays, ordinary people like me will also look to crime as an alternative source of income. No one has a monopoly of crime.
The good people, will not stand on the sidelines for long.
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by yinkus6750(m): 8:41am On Feb 23|
What kind of peaceful people?
No circumstance or condition will push a peaceful person into violence and criminality.
What conditions are they fighting for?
To suppress people on their personal Landa?
Killing fellow human beings because of cows?
Taking animals as superior to human life?
While I agree with dialogue and reorientation to solve the crisis at hand.
If government fails to resolve the issue, the outcome might not be pleasing, cos, that's when the real ethnic war will start, cos, Every NE will want to defend themselves.
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by Henrydonland(m): 8:46am On Feb 23|
'we have lived thousands of years without any problems with the nomadic herdsmen'.
that is a platent lie
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by VEXT: 1:41pm On Feb 23|
If this man was a pastor now, we no go hear word. So called Christians will be the ones doing videos up and down.. No fellow Muslim cleric has come out to speak against the action of this man. Even the Muslims are acting as though they are not seeing it. How can you be openly romancing with bandits and nobody is asking you questions??
We Christians are good in pulling our brothers down..No unity among us.
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by HedwigesMaduro(m): 7:31pm On Feb 23|
This guy surely is taking colo-f**king-rado.
|Re: Bandits Are Peaceful People, Victims Of Circumstances - Sheikh Gumi by HedwigesMaduro(m): 7:34pm On Feb 23|
The word "peaceful" has a different meaning to a Muslim. You know, that "Islam is a religion of peace" horsesh*t.
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