‘Presidency not on same page with military” – Sheikh Gumi 

Renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has given some insight into why the bandits/killer herdsmen crisis rocking the nation still persists.

Gumi, in an issued statement on Monday, disclosed that the Presidency and the military were not ‘on the same page’ when it comes to handling insecurity in the country.

He wrote: “I have met many of the bandit leaders to see a way out of this gridlock. I have talked to the political class and security agents. Except for an exception, most State governors want a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Police and other security outfits have also realised the enormity of the problem.

“But, unfortunately, the presidency for what appears to be political gullibility and the military for budgetary reasons as they are the most beneficiary of conflicts of this nature doesn’t seem to be on the same page. This conflict can be resolved by active engagement of the government with the agitators”.

“Just as we saw how #EndSAR agitation was swiftly managed after an initial scandalous failed military confrontation, was peacefully resolved by the government, likewise, the herdsmen crisis can be”, he further stated.

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