Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has stated that the Federal Government is aware of the hideout of bandits terrorising the nation.
The Islamic cleric said this on Channels TV “Politics Today” on Monday.
He made this comment when asked why he can locate and hold dialogue with the bandits, while government authorities cannot find them.
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The cleric stated that the government was only now playing safe because it realised that the former approach of attacking the bandits frontally was not working.
Gumi said: “They (government) know. They see them (bandits) by aerial view. But the military has learned its lesson.
“The first approach they had— when they go in and start killing— they realised is the wrong way and that they were producing a monster. They are now careful.
“The only element I am adding now is ‘look, don’t just wait and watch, go in and negotiate.”