Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi has said that journalists who often refer to bandits as criminals, are the real criminals.
He stated this in an interview on Arise TV while speaking on the need for bandits to be welcomed into the society.
One of the presenters described bandits and criminals while asking the scholar what they told him was the criteria for surrendering.
In his response, Gumi said the ”press are criminals” and it is wrong for them to label bandits as criminals.
According to him, the bandits are ready to drop and their arms and surrender, but whenever they hear the media label them as criminals, it provokes them to continue in their deadly trade.
Gumi said that in order for the bandits who terrorize communities to stop the killing and abduction, they would have to be treated like Nigerians.
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Sheik Gumi just called this Press guy "a criminal" for calling bandits "criminals".
Mehn see ehn. I'm tired. pic.twitter.com/6UPHubOR6D
(@Morris_Monye) October 1, 2021