The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has said that Pastors should Join Gumi in the Forest to Negotiate with Bandits, not criticizing him.
In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the Miyetti Allah leader asked Christian pastors to join Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, the famous Islamic cleric, in the forest to negotiate with bandits, instead of criticizing the cleric.
He also claimed that Fulani herdsmen were the first to produce national revenue for Nigeria before the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta. He also spoke on the general insecurity bedeviling the country and other burning national issues.
Recall that Gumi Sheik is an Islamic cleric who had several visited Bandits in the forests for Negotiations.
Miyetti Allah said: Gumi is a very good Malam; we respect him. He is also a Fulani from Sokoto. What he is doing is very good. Anything that can bring solution to this insecurity should be encouraged and supported. The military and the police have been going there severally with the aim of ending the banditry, but they have never made any success.”
“There is supposed to be Plan A and Plan B. Plan A is the use of military force. And, if it is not yielding any result, then Plan B is what Gumi is embarking on. That is talking with the bandits for them to put down their guns. Don’t even try to call them Fulani; just call them bandits.”
“There is nothing that concerns Fulani with them. Innocent Fulani are rearing their cows and are being kidnapped, their wives are being raped and their money collected. If amnesty will solve the problem, I’m totally in support of it. What Gumi is doing is very good, I urge pastors to also join him to go into the forest and preach and pray with them, as all of them may not be Muslims.”