Bandits Have Only Killed Few People, Their Killings Mostly Accidental —Sheikh Gumi
fighting an “ethnic war” and have only killed a few people accidentally.
Gumi who spoke during a Channels TV programme on Monday, said bandits are not interested in killing people but only kill people when they are avenging the death of one of them.
According to Gumi, the bandits are mostly interested in ransoms from kidnapping and also open to negotiation.
“I choose to call them militants because they are fighting an ethnic war,” he said.
“They are kidnapping to get money. Look at the case where they released a bus full of people, they were asking for N500 million but now, they freed them with mere negotiations for free. Nothing was paid.
“Since there is a peace process, they are ready to lay down their arms, stop kidnapping and all the things they are doing.
“And you call them killer herdsmen, how many people do they kill?