After Closed-Door Meeting, Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi Release Statement, Advise Buhari on How to Conquer Bandits

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a prominent religious leader in the north, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, have released a joint statement after their closed-door meeting on Sunday, April 4, in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi, other northern leaders meet in Abeokuta over Nigeria's state of insecurity.

In a statement seen by VAM News, the Nigerian leaders recommended special courts to try bandits, kidnappers and anyone caught carrying arms illegally.

VAM News gathers that they also urged the federal government to take the issue of insecurity up with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The leaders also advised the Nigerian government to reward whistleblowers who provide helpful information regarding criminals.

According to the leaders, the Nigerian government must encourage and empower every community to stand firm and strong against criminals.

The leaders advised the government to come up with a security campaign with the slogan: Security is the responsibility of all Nigerians.

They also advised the federal government to rehabilitate bandits who are willing to surrender.

“Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment,” Obasanjo and Gumi said in the joint statement.

“If you don’t show them they’re safe in the larger society, there’s no way they can leave their weapon. And that’s why we asked for amnesty for them just like we had in the Niger Delta," Sheikh Gumi was quoted to have said.

READ ALSO.... Top 10 highly profitable business ideas to explore in Nigeria in 2021

        CONTACT US ON 08072633727 📲 whatsApp/Call or

08104964100 📞 For your Advert Placement, Press Release, Personality Promotion, Special Report, Conference, Interviews, Media And Publicity And So On

         ©VAM News

No comments

After Dropping your comment, Wait for few minutes, your comments will appear below!!!