Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has insisted that the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government should negotiate with bandits.
The cleric who spoke on Trust TV, said the government should allow bandits have a future, rather than continuing to spend billions of Naira to combat banditry and terrorism.
“Negotiate with these people. Build for them schools and hospitals. Let them have future. Build for them markets.
“Even the people we call bandits, what they sometimes complain is that they no longer have cattle markets because whenever they establish market, it gets destroyed.
“So the military should be out of this picture completely. We are not fighting a foreign country.We should develop our internal security,” he said.