Banditry: Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi proffer solutions

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi have called for the creation of special courts should to deal promptly with banditry, kidnapping and unlawful carrying of weapons in the country.

This formed part of the solutions to the nation’s security challenges recommended by the leaders after Sunday’s meeting at the residence of the former President in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The elder statesmen stressed the need for the people, irrespective of their affiliation, to desist from the blame game, as well as attributing ethnicity, religion, and region to crimes committed by criminals.

They also acknowledged that people from various parts of the country and outside Nigeria were involved, although some were more predominantly involved than others.

Furthermore, they appealed to authorities and the people not to encourage or support criminality, saying the country’s security situation has gone beyond tolerance.

The elder statesman and the Islamic scholar also identified the crisis as a micro-ethnic conflict between the Fulani and many host communities, mainly in the North West.

They attributed the remote causes of the crisis to educational and economic disparities and the harmful use of religion and ethnicity by deceitful politicians.

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