The Islamic cleric, Sheik Gumi, appeared on Channels TV today, Feb 23, to make a case for criminal herdsmen and bandits.
The cleric, who often goes into the hiding places of the bandits to negotiate with them after carrying out mass abductions, said on TV that the killer herdsmen shouldn’t be a term, because when they shoot, it’s accidental. He added that some of them were on drugs.
When the interviewer pointed out to him that these herdsmen and bandits were known to cause damage to life and property, the cleric said they did so in revenge.
He likened them to bees that attack when their colony is threatened.
He said: “You call them killer herdsmen, how many people did they kill? They only kill… sometimes, some of them are on drugs. So, that killing is not killing to… They want the money so they’re ready…
“When they kill, it’s mostly accidental, maybe somebody they took who is sick.
“But tell me who they’ve killed. How many? Few.”
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