Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar, has alleged that the military does not want terrorism to end in the country because they are benefitting from it.
Gumi who made the allegation in an interview on a television programme, also alleged that some top military officials want insecurity to continue because of the huge funds allocated for tackling it.
Also speaking on his recent trips to the forest to engage bandits on the need to embrace peace, the Islamic scholar said, “the military is not encouraging matters at all because they are the beneficiaries of this insecurity.
“The bandits are ready to drop their arms and return back to the fold if the federal government will accede to their simple demands such as building schools, hospitals and providing water but there is an allegation that the military don’t want this conflict to end because of the billions of Naira they claim for fighting insurgency. So the military is not cooperating; they are not cooperating. I don’t know why”.
In response, the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said Gumi is entitled to his opinion.