Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has called on the Federal Government to embrace the idea of giving ‘blanket amnesty’ to bandits willing to make peace so the current security situation gets better.

The Islamic scholars speaking to newsmen on Friday in Minna, Niger State capital,explained that some of the complaints of the bandits is that they were being killed and maimed unjustly

This was after the cleric visited the camp of some bandits operating in Niger State.

The cleric had earlier secretely visited the camp of some bandits operating in Niger State and reported that there is a positive response from the bandits who are holding the Kagara school students and their staff captive.

He, however, did not state if the students have been released.

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