A video has emerged showing a bandit in Nigeria boasting of how he killed gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
Follow the link below to watch the video as shared by The PUNCH on twitter https://twitter.com/MobilePunch/status/1408988453191122949/video/1
Meanwhile, Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi over his closeness to bandits.
Recall that Gumi had severally defended bandits who are consistently abducting school children, travellers and other residents in the North, stating that they were not up for killing but to make some money.
Reports emerged on Friday revealing that the Department of State Services (DSS) had invited Gumi for questioning over his controversial comments.
But the cleric later dismissed such reports, claiming he was never invited for questioning or arrested, this is despite confirmation of his arrest by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunnaya.
Gumi had earlier asked the Federal Government to extend its amnesty programme to bandits. The renowned cleric in an interview with newsmen on Friday said the bandits been ‘forced’ into criminality due to government neglect and lack of political will.
Gumi added that the government to grant amnesty to bandits just like it did to Niger Delta militants.
He said: “When I listened to them, I found out that it is a simple case of criminality which turned into banditry, which turned into ethnic war, and some genocide too behind the scene; people don’t know.”