By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to some armed bandits, the Nigerian Government supplies them with weapons.
This claim was made via a viral video recorded during one of the several meetings between popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, and some herdsmen.
In the video, one of the herdsmen could be heard saying that they were not initially armed until the government started arming them with AK-47.
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“I swear to the Almighty Allah that it’s the government that is giving arms to us. Fulani don’t know what gun is,” he said in Fulani to the applause of others.
“We are only herdsmen. Cows don’t give birth to guns. I swear to Allah, we are on our own and the government supplies AK47 to us. I am not afraid to say the truth.”
Sheikh Gumi has been visiting forests across the North where he is meeting with armed bandits. The Islamic teacher is also calling on the government to grant the bandits amnesty, a move he believes will end the kidnappings and killings in the region.