Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has again renewed his calls for bandits to be granted amnesty.
According to Sheikh Gumi, if coup plotters and those that instigated the civil war could be forgiven, he sees no reason why bandits can’t also be forgiven.
“I see no reason why we can not accept their (bandits) repentance and give them amnesty. You ask why do we give them amnesty but they told us specifically that they are ready to drop their arms and they don’t want to be pursued with legal actions after they repented.
“If the country could pardon coup plotters who committed treasonable offences in the era of military administration, the bandits can as well enjoy similar forgiveness even better under democratic rule.
“These people in the bush who have taken arms, they are criminals. I wonder who is not a criminal. Since Nigeria forgave coup plotters, forgave those that killed. Even those that instigated civil war; civil war that millions of people died, I see no reason why we can not accept their repentance.
“Since that is the bottle-neck and it is only the federal government that can give them that leverage. And strangely we found out that they are victims too. They were victims of profiling. So many of them were arrested and punished just for looking like herdsmen.”
On the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) calling for his arrest over a viral video in which he was heard accusing Christian soldiers who instigating crisis in the north, Sheikh Gumi stated that he was misunderstood and the actual message was manipulated.
“Nigerians should embrace each other and live in peace. We should not try to do anything that will cause havoc. I will also call on the press to desist from sensational reporting because this nation is already in flames.
“You should be very careful in what you report. What you see. Continue reporting responsibly and you should not stir the Christian brethren who are known to be peaceful and law-abiding. We have been together for long and nobody can separate us, we should learn to live together in peace.
Things to know about Late chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno
After thirty years in power Chad’s president had died. He died on the battlefield after postponing his victory speech as a newly elected president to meet with his soldiers at the battlefield.
Below are things you should know about him.
• He was born on june 18, 1952
•He was a herder’s son from Zaghwa ethnic group
• He was trained as a pilot in France
•After returning to the country he waa made army chief by former president Hissene Habre
• He fled the country to Sudan after he fell out with his boss who accused him of plotting a coup
Sanwo-Olu honours cop assaulted by traffic violator
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday honored a policemen Asp Sunday Erhabor attached to the Rapid response squad of the state police command.
The cop was assaulted by one victor Ebhomenyen who drove against traffic in Oniru in the Victoria Island area of the State.
Sunday was presented with a stats plague as a mark of honor and prestige to appreciate his commitment to promoting core values of modern policing and protection of fundamental human rights.
Sunday had been attacked by the Suspect and his friend who is now at large after he confronted the for driving against traffic at Four point Hotel, Oniru Victoria Island
See what144 Nigerian policemen were sent to Somalia to do
A total of 144 police officers from Nigeria have arrived in Somalia to boost Stabilization efforts in the country according to the African union mission.
AMISON police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said they are there to to support the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali police force.
They are to perform specific duties like regular patrols at check point, guard static duties and other duties that involve general policing he added
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